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Council

Town of Moorcroft

Special Meeting of the Council

May 31st, 2023

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

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

Mayor Glenn called the special meeting to order at 7:00 pm and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Clerk Schneider read the three bids for the cleaning of the Moorcroft Town Center. The bids received were from Emma Elliott for $1500.00 per month , Kristy Van Horn for $1450.00 per month and Kari Peterson for $1300.00 per month. Councilmember Smith motioned to approve the bid from Kari Peterson for $1300.00 per month for the cleaning of the Moorcroft Town Center, beginning June 1st, 2023 and Councilmember Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider read the three bids for the cleaning of the Town Hall offices, Public Safety Building, and the Maintenance. The bids received were from Kari Peterson for $600 per month and Jesse Connally for $525 per month. Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve the bid from Jesse Connally for $525.00 per month for the cleaning of the three buildings listed and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider read the three bids for the mowing and trimming of the cemetery. The bids received were from David Elliott for $1500 for each mow/trim, Kristy Van Horn for $800.00 for each mow/trim, and Josh Porter for $600 for each mow/trim. Councilmember Humpal motioned to approve the bid from Josh Porter for $600 per mow/trim at the cemetery and Councilmember Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Discussion was had on the make up day for the free landfill day. This was rescheduled due to the inclement weather in May. Councilmember Humpal motioned to approve June 17th as free landfill day from 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Customers must present a town utility bill for the free day. Councilmember Stewart seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried. The restrictions will still apply for what can be taken to the landfill. Refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners must have a certified tag that freon has been removed or one purchased at the town hall prior to taking the item to the landfill.

Gary Thompson, Moorcroft resident, was present to continue the discussion for the variance to the Ordinance for the building of a garage at his residence. Discussion was had on the Ordinance and the potential of the need of the easement in the future. Councilmember Stewart motioned to approve the variance and Councilmember Humpal seconded. Councilmembers Smith, Petersen, and Mayor Glenn nay. Motion failed.

Discussion was had on the Moorcroft Town Center remodel for Town Hall and what source to use as funding. The funding source would be used until the existing building is sold and then the funds would be replenished back in the account. Councilmember Petersen motioned to designate the specific purpose tax as the source of funding and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Public Works Director Allison stated he received two applications for the summer help. There was only one of the applicants that was the required age of 16. Councilmember Petersen motioned to hire Wyatt Cook as the non-benefitted summer public works position, at the rate of $16.50 per hour, 40 hours per week beginning June 1st, 2023 until August 31st, 2023 and Councilmember Humpal seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Smith motioned to adjourn at 7:40 p.m. and Councilmember Petersen seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Ben Glenn, Mayor

ATTEST:

Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer

Publish: June 8, 2023

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