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Council

Town of Moorcroft

Regular Meeting of the Council

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

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

Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant, Public Work 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. All present.

Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve the Consent Agenda, minus February Bill List 2 and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve February Bill List 2 and Councilmember Smith seconded. Councilmembers Petersen, Smith, Stewart and Humpal ayes. Mayor Glenn abstained due to conflict of interest. Motion carried.

Marci Allison, Moorcroft Post Prom Committee, was present to request the use of the fire hall on April 15th for the post prom party. The event is proceeding prom and will continue until 3:00 -4:00 am on April 16th. Councilmember Stewart motioned to approve the use of the fire hall for post prom for the dates listed, contingent on the approval of the fire chief and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Bill Peters, Moorcroft Ambulance, was present to discuss the purchasing of new ambulance tires. He requested to have a set of snow tires for bad weather. He has a quote from CDS Supplies for $2100 and one from Big Horn tire, which was approximately $2000 more. Councilmember Smith motioned to approve the bid of $2100 from CDS Supplies for the purchase of the tires and Councilmember Humpal seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Jordan Roberts, Moorcroft Volunteer Fire Department, was present to request the approval for the submission of an application to FEMA for the AFG grant for fire air packs. He stated the department has applied for this grant before and the grant deadline is this Friday. He stated the grant was for $120,000 and was a 5% or 10% match. Councilmember Stewart motioned to approve the grant application and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider stated she is moving forward on getting bid information for the splash pad grant. The treasurer’s report was provided.

Cory Allison presented two quotes for new tires for public works pickup #500. One quote is from James Tire for $1236.96 and the second quote from CDS Supplies for $1040.00. The expense will come out of streets and alleys equipment line. Councilmember Smith motioned to approve the quote from CDS Supplies for $1040.00 and Councilmember Humpal seconded. All ayes, motion carried. He stated he is working on getting quotes for more ice melt. The purchase of the skidsteer was discussed. Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve the purchase of a 2022 Case skidsteer for $32,400, being paid from the Department Head expenditure account, and Councilmember Stewart second. Councilmember Stewart stated the equipment is not for personal use and for town business only. All ayes, motion carried.

Chief Bryant updated the council on his department. He stated Office Dan Latham will be leaving in March. Chief Bryant stated has three interviews scheduled for March 10th.

Clerk Schneider read the Proclamation for Wyoming Professional Water and Wastewater Operator Week, February 6-12, 2023. Mayor Glenn recognized employees, Cory Allison, Cody Amende, Dave Elliott, and Scott Green for their services in the community.

Clerk Schneider discussed the correction, along with the new ambulance fees to the List of Fees, Resolution 1-2023. She requested approval amending Resolution 1-2023. Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve amending Resolution 1-2023 and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Discussion was had on the K.A.R.E consulting proposal. Councilmember Stewart motioned to table until next month’s meeting so questions can be answered and Councilmember Humpal seconded. Councilmembers Petersen, Stewart and Humpal yay and Councilmember Smith and Mayor Glenn nay. Motion carried.

Discussion was further held. A workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30 to answer any questions the volunteer department will provide. Questions will be emailed to Clerk Schneider no later than Monday, February 13th, 2023. A special meeting is scheduled at 7:00 pm, following the workshop, to vote on the proposed contract.

Clerk Schneider read Resolution 5-2023, a RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT DESIGNATING PUBLIC RECORDS PERSONS FOR THE TOWN OF MOORCROFT, A WYOMING MUNICIPAL CORPORATION. Councilmember Humpal motioned to approve Resolution 5-2023 and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Nancy Feehan and Kari Peterson, Moorcroft Town citizens, expressed their support for moving Town Hall to the Moorcroft Town Center.

Clerk Schneider read written letters of support and letters of opposition for moving Town Hall to the Moorcroft Town Center.

Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve the moving of Town Hall offices to the Moorcroft Town Center, contingent on funding and Councilmember Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Petersen motioned to adjourn at 8:10 pm and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Ben Glenn, Mayor

ATTEST:

Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer

FEBRUARY 2023 BILL LIST #1

307 BUBBLES-CAR WASHES, PD, $30.74; AFLAC-EMPLOYEE PD INS, $971.76; AT&T-PHONE CHARGES, $335.56; BLACK HILLS ENERGY-NATURAL GAS-TH, SHOP, MTC, FH,$2,427.59; BC/BS-EMPLOYEE MEDICAL INS, $16,499.00; CARROT TOP-EMS & FIRE FLAGS, $147.94; CASELLE-SOFTWARE SUPPORT, $616.00; CASEY TENKE TRUCKING-COAL DELIVERY, $2,474.36; COFFEE CUP FUEL STOP-FUEL- LF, PW, EMS, WAT, WW, MTC &ST & ALLY, $2,518.99; COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS-ALARM MONITORING, $41.00; CONNALLY, JESSE-CLEANING CONTRACT, $600.00; CONTRACTORS SUPPLY-WATER SUPPLIES, $213.30; CRANSTON ELECTRIC-LIGHT POLES-MAIN ST & WATER HEATER-FIRE H, $1,723.65; CUSTOM AUTO & TRUCK-FOG LAMP INSTALLATION-2019 DODGE, $367.00; DIGITAL-ALLEY-CHARGER KIT, MAGNET MOUNT, $360.00; DELTA DENTAL-DENTAL INS-EMPLOYEE, $1,093.00; ENERGY LABS-WATER & WASTE WATER TESTING, $370.00; FERGUSON WATERWORKS-COUPLING & NUT, $66.00; GILLETTE WINSUPPLY-TOILET SEAT, $51.04, GREAT WEST-DEFERRED COMP, $630.00; HAWKINS-CHEMICALS, $140.00; IIMC-CLARK RENEWAL, $210.00; IRS-1/11/23&1/25/23, $12,992.53; LINCOLN FINANCIAL-EMPLOYEE LIFE INS, $33.75; MARCO-POLICE COPIER, $176.99; MC SERVICE AND REPAIR-LABOR-BATTERIES, $187.50; MG OIL-DIESEL #2 & DYED, $1,917.12; NORCO-MTC CLEANING, CYLINDER RENTAL, $398.26; OMEGA COMPUTERS-HARD DRIVE-CHERYL’S COMPUTER, $99.00; ONE CALL OF WYOMING-2023 MEMBERSHIP,$25.00;PAYROLL-1/11/23&11/25/23, $38,698.28;PETTY CASH-UTILITY BILLS, POSTAGE, OFFICE SUPP, $489.46; POWDER RIVER ENERGY-ELECTRICITY, $12,147.21; POWDER HEATING & AIR-CLEAN BOILERS, REPLACE IGNITES & GASKETS, $755.98; QUALITY HARDWARE-SHOP, FIRE$252.18; RANGE-PHONE CHARGES, $402.09; RAPID FIRE PROTECTION-ANNUAL SPRINKLER AND BACKFLOW INSPECTION, $475.00; RECORD SUPPLY-MISC TOOLS & BLOWER MOTOR,$195.76; SINCLAIR-POLICE FUEL-JANUARY, $868.92; SUNDANCE LAW-LEGAL FEES, $577.00; SUNDANCE TIMES-ADVERTISING, $429.00; TOP OFFICE PRODUCTS-COPIES-CLERK, $106.94; TRACY MOTORS-ROTELLA OIL, EXT LIFE 55GAL, 22EXACT BEA, $2,240.22; USA BLUEBOOK-WATER SUPPLIES, $440.79; VAN HORN, KRISTY-MTC CLEANING, $1,100.00; VSP-VISION INS, $159.09; WALMART-SUPPLIES, $78.42; WESTERN WASTE-JAN COLLECTION, $12,898.00; WOLF MOUNTAIN COAL-COAL, $4,634.04; WYO RETIREMENT-JAN CARRYOVER\FEB EST-$9000, $9,750.97; WYO SLIB-SWSRF 075, $43,493.71; WYO WATER ASSOCIATION-2023 ANNUAL MEMEBERSHIP, $225.00; WYO WATER QUALITY & POLLUTION-MEMBERSHIP-ELLIOTT&GREEN, $60.00; WYO WATER SOLUTIONS-WATER, $22.35, TOTAL $178,217.49

FEBRUARY 2023 BILL LIST #2

GLENN CONSTRUCTION-BLUE TANK-ELECTRICAL, $1,627.55

Publish: February 16, 2023

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