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Town Council

 

December 22, 2022



Town of Moorcroft

Regular Meeting of the Council

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmen Dale Petersen, Dusty Petz and Paul Smoot

Absent: Councilman Austin Smith

Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant, Public Works Director Cory Allison and HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville

Mayor Glenn called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Roll call was taken with Councilman Smith excused.

Kelly Donahue, Moorcroft Volunteer Fire Department, was present to discuss a grant the Fire Department is writing for SCBA equipment. She requested to transfer $11,000 from the Town’s WyoStar Fire equipment fund to the fire department budget to be used as the grant match. She presented the quotes for the air packs. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve the transfer of the WyoStar funds to the fire department budget and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Councilman Petersen motioned to approve the meeting from the November 9th, 2022 public meeting, the November 9th, 2022 regular scheduled meeting and December Bill List 1. Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve December Bill List 2 but asked for discussion. The motor for the coal furnace at the MTC had gone out and needed repairs. Councilman Petersen, Petz and Smoot ayes. Mayor Glenn abstained for conflict of interest. Motion carried.

Clerk Schneider presented the garbage contract for Western Waste to be approved. Discussion was had. Councilman Smoot motioned to approve the contract contingent on attorney’s approval and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider updated council with her departmental report. She stated registration for WAM is open and asked if she could get everyone to let her know no later than Jan. 9th to get the early bird rate. She stated the water claim with WARM has been finalized and payment will be made. The funds will be transferred into the water reserve account.

Public Works Director Allison gave his departmental report.

Chief Bryant gave his departmental report. He is working on the contract with Digital Alley for the body cameras. He discussed the term options. He has $5,000 in grant funds from BNSF and $5000 from the highway safety grant. Councilman Smoot motioned to amend the current contract with Digital Alley for the camera system for the upgraded system, using the grant funds and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilman Petz motioned to transfer $1500 from the WyoStar Department Head account into the police budget for the upgraded system and Councilman Smoot seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Heath updated the Council with the Landfill Cease and Transfer information. Council discussed the landfill agreement and what is covered in the contract. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve the Landfill Closure Design between the Town and HDR and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Discussion was had on the ambulance service and the letter that was sent to Councilman from the ambulance department. This will be further discussed after the first of the year. Mayor Glenn stated there is a workshop scheduled with the fire department on January 9th at 6:00 pm.

Discussion was had on the public input meeting that had to be cancelled tonight due to the weather. Clerk Schneider stated she will reprint labels for the water bill and readvertise again for the next meeting which is scheduled for 6:00 pm on January 11th. The location of the meeting has changed and will be at the Moorcroft Town Center library. The regular scheduled council meeting for January 11th will also be held at the Moorcroft Town Center library, at 7:00 pm. proceeding the public input meeting.

Discussion was had on employee time and holiday pay. Evaluations will be done closer to budget time.

Councilman Petersen motioned to go into Executive Session at 8:10 pm to discuss personnel and Councilman Petz second. All ayes, motion carried.

The regular meeting of the council reconvened at 8:27 pm with no action taken. With no further business to discuss, Councilman Smoot motioned to adjourn at 8:27 pm and Councilman Petz seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Ben Glenn, Mayor

ATTEST:

Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer

DECEMBER 2022

BILL LIST #1

307 BUBBLES-CAR WASHES, PW&PD, $67.25;307 SECURITY SOLUTIONS-SERVICES, $568.76; ADVANCE AUTO-FLASHLIGHTS,TOW ROPE, BATTERIES & CORE, $547.08; AFLAC-EMPLOYEE PAID INS,$971.76; ARROW PRINTING-WORK ORDERS, $178.00; AT&T PHONE CHARGES, $800.00; BLACK HILLS ENERGY-NATURAL GAS-TH, SHOP, MTC, FH, $1,195.40; BC/BS-EMPLOYEE MEDICAL INS, $15,852.00; CASELLE-SOFTWARE SUPPORT, $616.00; CITY OF GILLETTE-BASE CHARGE, $93.50; COFFEE CUP FUEL STOP-FUEL-LF, PW, W&S, ST & ALYS, CEMETARY & MTC, $2,277.88; COLLINS COMMUNICATION-ALARM MONITORING, $41.00; CONNALLY, JESSE-CLEANING CONTRACT, $550.00; CROOK CO CLERK-RECORDING CEMETERY DEEDS, $27.00; CCMSD-PATIENT INTERCEPT, $209.00; CROOK CO SHERIFFS OFFICE-DISPATCH, $1,900.00; CUSTOM AUTO & TRUCK-REPAIR 2019 DURANGO, $3,045.25; DELTA DENTAL-EMPLOYEE DENTAL INS, $1,064.00; DIEHLS-SUPPLIES, $14.37; DIGITAL ALLY-RADIO PAYMENT, $5,472.00; DISPLAY SIGNS-5 SNOWFLAKES, $2,255.00; ENERGY LABS-WATER & WASTE WATER TESTING, $750.00; FERGUSON WATERWORKS-SOFTWARE SUPPORT & METERS, $3,475.43; GREAT WEST-DEFERRED COMP, $630.00; HAWKINS-CHEMICALS, $120.00; HDR-HOURLY & TAP GRANT DRAW, $7,249.61; HOME DEPOT-MTC FLOOR, NUTS & BOLTS-SHOP, TOOLS-PU’S, $1,023.57; INNOVATIVE TECH-TROUBLESHOOT & UPDATE PC, $652.35; IRS-11/23/22 & 12/7/22, $12,541.42; JAMES TIRES- FLAT & BOOT, $25.00; JOE JOHNSON EQUIPMENT-BELT & SPLICE KIT, SWEEPER, $2,404.84; LEXIS NEXIS-WY COURT SUPPLEMENT 2022, $87.43; LINCOLN FINANCIAL-EMPLOYEE LIFE INS, $33.75; LIFE ASSIST-MEDICAL SUPPLIES, $301.84; MG OIL-#2 AND #2 DYED, $3,904.22; NORCO- RENTALS, OXYGEN, & CLEANING, $603.39; OMEGA COMPUTERS-SERVER COMPUTER REPLACEMENT, $699.00; ONE CALL OF WYOMING-LOCATE TICKETS, $4.50; PAYROLL-11/23/22 & 12/7/22, $38,514.49; PETTY CASH-UTILITY BILLS, POSTAGE-CLERKS, $346.38; POWDER RIVER ENERGY-ELECTRICITY, $9,773.96; POWDER RIVER HEATING & AIR-REPAIR HEATING-TH, SHOP BLOWER REPLACED, $864.88; QUALITY HARDWARE- SHOP & STREETS, $768.93; QUILL.COM-OFFICE SUPPLIES, $805.46; RANGE-PHONE CHARGES, $413.44; RECORD SUPPLY-GREASE FITTING, $41.89; SINCLAIR-POLICE FUEL-OCT, $790.18; SPS WORKS-ANIMAL RECORD BOOKS, $84.29; SQUAD ROOM EMBLEMS-LETTERING FOR DURANGO, $55.00; SUNDANCE LAW-LEGAL FEES,$4,077.25; SUNDANCE TIMES-ADVERTISING, $363.00; TOP OFFICE-COPIES, $75.31; US POSTMASTER-FIRST CLASS PERMIT, $275.00; VAN HORN,KRISTY-MTC CLEANING, $1,100.00; VISA-FUEL PUMP, TRAVEL, TOOLS, SAMS MBSHIP, $775.89; VSP-VISION INS, $150.83; WALMART- SUPPLIES, $193.16; WESTERN WASTE-NOV COLLECTION, $13,071.00; WOLF MOUNTAIN COAL-COAL, $3,672.18; WYOMING NETWORK-WEBSITE DESIGN, $25.00; WYO RENTS-BRUSHCUTTER-MOW CEMETERY, $620.00; WYOMING RETIREMENT-DECEMBER EST, $8,500.00; WYOMING RURAL WATER-MEMBERSHIP, $475.00; WYOMING WATER SOLUTIONS-WATER, $81.55. TOTAL “$158,165.67”

BILL LIST #2

DECEMBER 2022

GLENN CONSTRUCTION-MTC COAL COMPRESSOR ELECTRICAL REPAIR, $1907.65

Publish: December 22, 2022

 
 

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