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Council

 

January 19, 2023



Town of Moorcroft

Regular Meeting of the Council

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Council Members Heidi Humpal, Bob Stewart, Austin Smith and Dale Petersen

Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Attorney Pat Carpenter, Police Chief Bill Bryant and Public Works 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. All present.

Anita Irving, Moorcroft resident, was present to discuss the issue she is having with snow in the alley. She is on a snow route and the access for her to park is through the alley. She inquired if something can be done when there is a lot of snow. Cory stated the streets that are on the snow routes are the first priority, however, if this amount of snow falls again and she is blocked out of access, to call the Town Hall and they will remove the snow so that she is able to park.

Deidre Budahl and Rhye Leonard, auditors from the Casey Petersen, presented the town’s 2022 audit to the Council. The financial statements and the findings were discussed. The Council did not have any questions.

The Council paused the regular meeting of the council at 7:15 pm to open the public hearing for the 2023 liquor license renewals. Clerk Schneider read the list for the renewals which were: Hopper’s Beverage Emporium, Deere Haven Liquor and Lounge, Donna’s Diner II, and Dewey’s Place. There were no public comments. The hearing was closed.

The regular meeting reconvened at 7:17 pm. Mayor Glenn, along with the Town Council, presented a plaque to Paul Smoot for his service as town councilman. Thank you Paul Smoot and Dusty Petz for your service.

Councilman Petersen motioned to approve the Consent Agenda and Councilman Smith seconded. Discussion was had on a bill. All questions were answered. All ayes, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider asked for a motion to approve 2023 liquor license renewal applications. Councilman Smith motioned to approve the licenses for 2023 and Councilman Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Clerk Schneider stated that she, Clerk Connally, Council Member Humpal and Mayor Glenn will be attending the WAM Conference January 25-27 in Cheyenne. Clerk Schneider presented the written treasurer’s report.

Cory requested a workshop to discuss the landfill situation. Heath stated there is a fairly tight deadline for the application as it is due at the end of March. Mayor Glenn stated to schedule a workshop for January 30th at 5:00 pm at the Town Hall. Cory stated he will have the operators sand some areas tomorrow as there are areas where the snow has melted and has made it slick.

Chief Bryant updated the council on his vehicles and stated the 2018 is up and running. He stated Officer Curley is planning to attend a career fair at Western Dakota Tech for recruitment. He updated the council on a zoom meeting that is planned for the FOB system.

Heath updated the Council on the town’s projects.

Clerk Schneider read Resolutions to be approved for the 2023 year. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve Resolution 1-2023, List of Fees, and Councilman Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilman Petersen motioned to approve Resolution 2-2023, Appointments, and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilman Smith motioned to approve, 2023 Closures, and Councilwoman Humpal seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider read Resolution 4-2023: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROJECT ARPA GRANTS APPLICATION TO THE STATE LOAN AND INVESTMENT BOARD ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNING BODY FOR THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT FOR THE PURPOSE TO IMPLEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE REHABILITATION PROCESS TO IMPROVE THE MOORCROFT TOWN CENTER FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADA PUBLIC ACCESS FOR THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES FOR THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT. Councilwoman Humpal motioned to approve Resolution 4-2023 and Councilman Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Discussion was had vacation pay out which affected one employee in public works and two department heads. Councilman Stewart motioned to pay the remaining hours that could not be carried over and Councilman Smith seconded. All ayes, motioned carried.

Councilman Stewart motioned to move town hall to the Moorcroft Town Center and to sell the property that the current town hall is in and Councilwoman Humpal seconded. Discussion was had to discuss the topic further before a decision is made and voted on. Councilman Petersen suggested having another public meeting for further discussion on February 8th prior to the regular meeting of the Council. He requested to add it to the next agenda. Councilman Stewart and Councilwoman Humpal retracted their motions. Clerk Schneider will readvertise in the same locations and written public comments will once again be offered until 5 pm February 8th.

Clerk Schneider requested to make the changes for the signature cards at the bank. Councilman Smith motioned to remove Paul Smoot from all signature cards and to add Dale Petersen to the signature cards and Councilman Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

A workshop is scheduled for January 30th at 5:00 pm. to discuss the landfill, equipment purchase and board training.

With no further business to discuss, Councilman Smith motioned to adjourn at 7: 55 pm and Councilman Petersen seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Ben Glenn, Mayor

ATTEST:

Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer

JANUARY 2023 BILL LIST #1

307 BUBBLES-CAR WASHES, PW&PD, $21.55; AFLAC-EMPLOYEE PAID INS, $971.76; ALLIED CONCEPTS-RADARS, $6,000.00; AT&T-PHONE CHARGES, $335.38; BLACK HILLS ENERGY-NATURAL GAS-TH, SHOP,MTC, FH; $2,888.41; BLAKEMAN PROPANE-PROPANE, $16.42;BC/BS-EMP MEDICAL INS,$164.99;CASELLE-SOFTWARE SUPPORT, $616.00; CASEY-PETERSON-AUDIT, $31,347.21 CASEY TENKE TRUCKING-COAL & DELIVERY, $7,132.42; CITY OF GILLETTE-BASE CHARGE, $93.50; COFFEE CUP FUEL STOP-FUEL-LF, PW, EMS, ST & ALYS, MTC, $2,378.06; COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS-ALARM MONITORING, $41.00; CONNALLY, JESSE-CLEANING CONTRACT, $600.00; CROOK CO CLERK, RECORDING DEEDS $15\ELECTION $6,130.82, $6,145.82; CCMSD-PHYSICALS-PW, $200.00;CROOK CO SHERIFF-DISPATCH-JAN, $1,900.00; CY’S REPAIR-REPLACE ALTERNATOR #111, $480.00; DELTA DENTAL-EMP DENTAL INS, $1,093.00; DXP-REPAIR BAUER COMPRESSOR, $1,451.25; ENERGY LABS-WAT & WW TESTING, $402.00; FENCE TECH SERVICES-AG FENCE-CEMETARY, $4,493.45 ;FERGUSON WATERWORKS-METERS, $5,400.00; GMHR-COAL & DELIVERY, $996.60; GOOD ELETRIC-MTC RECEPTICAL INSTALLED, $253.73; GREAT WEST-DEFERRED COMP, $630.00; GW REPAIR-#18 OIL CHANGE AND LEAK REPAIR, $1,095.34; HAWKINS-CHEMICALS, $140.30; HDR-HOURLY & TAP GRANT, $9,216.26; IRS-12/15/2022 & 12/31/22, $9,246.80; JP COOKE CO-ANIMAL TAGS, $100.55; JOHN R REID ASSOCIATES-TECHNIQUE OF INVESTIGATION TRAINING, $580.00; LAD’S AUTO LLC-CLUTCH PACK & FLYWHEEL REPAIR, $3,396.16; LINCOLN FINANCIAL-EMPLOYEE LIFE INS, $33.75; LIFE ASSIST-MEDICAL SUPPLIES, $1,191.32; MARCO-PD COPIER, $87.29; MIDCO DIVING-BLUE TANK CLEANING, $6,632.00; MOORCROFT CHAMBER-CHAMBER BUCKS,$250.00;NORCO-OXYGEN, MTC CLEANING, CYLINDER RENTAL, $443.42; OMEGA COMPUTERS-HDMI CABLE & 500GD HD, $134.00; ONE CALL OF WYO-LOCATE TICKETS, $3.00;PAYROLL-12/15/22 & 12/31/22, $40,317.46; PETTY CASH-UTILITY BILLS, POSTAGE-CLERKS, $241.78; POWDER RIVER ENERGY-ELECTRICITY, $11,038.65; QUALITY HARDWARE-SHOP, STREETS,PD,MTC, FIRE, & WATER, $930.13; RAILROAD MANAGEMENT CO-SEWER ENCROACHMENT, $1,062.74; RANGE-PHONE CHARGES, $399.12; RAPID FIRE PROTECTION-INSTALL NEW DRY VAVLE & GASKET, $1,595.00; SINCLAIR-POLICE FUEL, DEC, $657.69; SUNDANCE TIMES, ADVERTISING, $468.00; TORGERSON-SPRING CHAIN, $157.74; TRACY MOTORS-BATTERIES, FILTERS & ICE TRECKERS, $735.11; VAN HORN, KRISTY-MTC CLEANING, $1,100.00; VISA-OFFICE SUPPLIES, MEAL, KAREO, AMB MED SUP, $684.24; VSP-VISION INS, $159.09; WALMART-SUPPLIES,$48.10; WESTERN WASTE-DEC COLLECTION, $13,064.00; WYO NETWORK-WEBSITE DESIGN, $25.00; WYO RETIREMENT-DEC-CARRYOVER\JAN EST $8500, $9,246.80 TOTAL-$190,533.39

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