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Council

Town of Moorcroft

Regular Meeting of the Council

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023

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

Town Employees Present: Police Chief Bill Bryant, Public Works Director Cory Allison and HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville

Councilmember Smith motioned to approve consent agenda item 1 & 2 and Councilmember Petersen seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve consent agenda item 3 and Councilmember Humpal seconded. Councilmembers Petersen, Humpal and Mayor Glenn ayes and Councilmember Smith abstained for conflict of interest. Motion carried.

Angie Peters, Parent Advisory Committee, was present to request the use of the gym and downstairs area of the Moorcroft Town Center for the Annual Halloween Event. Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve the use of the Moorcroft Town Center gym on October 27th along with the following day for tear down, the use of the gym on October 26th through October 29th for set up and tear down, and for the use of the downstairs area the week of October 23rd and Councilmember Humpal seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Susan Millard, West Texas Trails Museum, was present to discuss open container and road closure for the Annual Heritage Round Up on September 16th, 2023. Councilmember Humpal motioned to approve the closure of Weston to Crook from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilmember Smith motioned to approve the open container for the event and Councilmember Humpal seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Clerk Schneider was absent for training in Cheyenne. A written treasurer’s report was provided.

Public Works Director Allison updated the council on the public works department. The damaged streetlight was discussed. This is the second light damaged this month. Allison will get more information and bring back to the Council. Councilmember Petersen inquired about the public works project priority list. Allison will have the priority list prepared for the next meeting.

Police Chief Bryant updated the council on his department and stated they continue to work on the weed and junk violations.

Heath Turbiville stated the cemetery pinning is continuing to move forward. He discussed the bike path feasibility and stated the need to look at scheduling a workshop to discuss the topic.

Discussion was had on setting a student rate for the MTC gym membership and to have a resolution for the next meeting.

Discussion was had on the public safety clerk/office clerk position. Councilmember Stewart motioned to advertise the position and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Councilmember Smith motioned to move into Executive Session at 8:17 pm to discuss personnel and Councilmember Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

The regular meeting of the Council was reconvened at 8:55 p.m. No action was taken.

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Smith motioned to adjourn at 8:55 p.m. and Councilmember Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Ben Glenn, Mayor

ATTEST:

Austin Smith, Councilmember

AUGUST 2023 BILL LIST #2

307 BUBBLES-MAINT & PD CAR WASHES, $53.16; AFLAC-EMPLOYEE PAID INS, $1,034.68; BLACK HILLS ENERGY; NATURAL GAS-MTC, TH, FH, SHOP, $182.69; BC/BS-EMPLOYEE HEALTH INS, $17,508.00; CDS-SUPPLIES-MTC, WATER, SHOP, PARKS, FIRE, PD, SHOP CR, $388.93; CONNALLY, JESSE-CLEANING CONTRACT, $525.00; CONTRACTORS SUPPLY-SEWER PARTS, $156.62; CROOK COUNTY MED SERV-PARAMEDIC INTERCEPT & BLOOD TEST DUI, $279.00; CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE-DISPATCH, $1,995.00; CY’S REPAIR-REPLACE A/C UNIT-STREET SWEEPER, $623.00; DELTA DENTAL-DENTAL INS-EMPLOYEE, $1,078.00; GREAT WEST-DEFERED COMP-EMPLOYEE PAID, $630.00; IRS-8/16/2023, $5,944.51; HAWKINS-CHEMICALS & RENT CYLINDER, $851.26; HDR-CLOSURE $3,698.75, HOURLY $3,659.44, TAP $14,772.64, $22,130.83; JOE JOHNSON EQUIPMENT-A/C COMPRESSOR,BELT & FREIGHT STREET SWEEPER, $572.83; LINCOLN FINANCIAL-LIFE INS, $33.75; MARCO, POLICE COPIER CONTRACT, $87.29; MOORCROFT LEADER-SUBSCRIPTION, $40.00; PAYROLL-8/16/2023, $18,607.24; PORTER, JOSH-CEMETERY CONTRACT, $1,200.00; POWDER RIVER ENERGY-ELECTRICITY, $11,224.26; TOP OFFICE-CLERKS COPIES, $89.90; TRACY MOTORS-SUPPLIES, $90.86; UTILITY METER REFUNDS-2 ACCOUNTS, $206.62; VSP-VISION INS, $150.83; WYO RETIREMENT-EMPLOYEE & VOL RETIREMENT, EST-$8,500.00; WYO WATER SOLUTIONS-WATER, $88.20. TOTAL $94,272.46

AUGUST 2023 BILL LIST #3

K.A.R.E.-AMBULANCE CONSULTING CONTRACT, $2,700.00

Publish: August 31, 2023

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