Moorcroft Council

 

September 21, 2023



Town of Moorcroft

Regular Meeting of the Council

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

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

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

Mayor Glenn called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Roll call was taken. All present.

Councilmember Smith motioned to approve the Consent Agenda and Councilmember Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Joe Wilson, City of Sundance Councilmember, was present to discuss the landfill. Discussion was had on what it would take to make it sustainable to remain open. The option of a mil levy was discussed as well as having a county landfill. Mayor Glenn, along with the Town Council, agreed that the town will continue to move forward with the Cease and Transfer process, however the town would do their best to support a county landfill.

Clerk Schneider stated a public meeting needs to be scheduled for the lots on Big Horn and she has it scheduled for the next council meeting at 7:15 p.m. She received the annual distribution letter from Wyoming Community Gas. This year’s amount is $4184.33 and she asked for where the funds will be designated . Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve to use this year’s distribution toward the purchase of park equipment and Councilmember Humpal seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Schneider stated she and Councilmember Petersen had a phone conversation to go over the grant application process for the WBC Community Facility Rehabilitation Grant with WBC. Councilmember Petersen discussed the conversation that had and stated a public input meeting needs to be scheduled. A public input meeting will be scheduled for September 27th. A workshop is scheduled for next Wednesday, September 20th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the project. WAMCAT is scheduled for September 27-29th.

Public Works Director Allison reported on in his department. He stated he would like to move forward with replacing the door on the white storage shed. The approval was tabled until three quotes can be obtained and brought back to the next meeting. Allison presented the three quotes for the mosquito spray. Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve the lowest quote from Team Labs and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Cory is working on getting quotes for the playground equipment.

Chief Bryant updated the council on his department. Discussion was had on the procedure of issuing junk and weed warnings and citations. Council thanked the police department on their work on the progress this year.

Engineer Turbiville gave updates on the town’s projects. He asked to add discussion on the bike path feasibility study to the September 20th workshop and the Council will add it to the agenda.

Councilmember Smith read aloud the resignation as fire chief from Dan Swaney. Councilmember Smith motioned to accept Dan Swaney’s resignation and Councilmember Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Mayor Glenn recommended appointing Jeff Holberg as Fire Chief interim through December 2023 when elections will be held. Councilmember Stewart motioned to approve the appointment and Councilmember Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Fire Chief Interim Jeff Holberg updated the council on the fire department. The department has requested reimbursement for the recently purchased ice machine purchased from the fire auxiliary account. Councilmember Petersen explained the town’s purchasing policy and the need for the policy. Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve $1500 from GL line item 1047235 and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Discussion was had on the ladder truck and the repairs that are needed. Andrew Minton has been elected to be the new administrator for E-dispatch.

Discussion was had on student rates for the MTC gym. Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve the student rate of $17.00 per month for enrolled students that are 18 years or younger and show a student ID and Councilmember Smith seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Discussion was had on the Centennial apartment complex owned by Lyle Austin.

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Smith motioned to adjourn at 9:09 p.m. and Councilmember Stewart seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Ben Glenn, Mayor

ATTEST:

Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer

SEPTEMBER 2023 BILL LIST #1

307 BUBBLES-PW-CAR WASHES, $37.11; ACTION LOCK & KEY-AMERICAN LOCKS, $164.97; ADVANCE AUTO-FILTERS, $159.44; AT&T-CELL SERVICES,$295.31; BLACK HILLS ENERGY-NATURAL GAS-SHOP, FH, TH, MTC, $182.27; CBH-HITCH PINS & MOUSE KILLER,$93.96; CDS-SUPPLIES-SHOP, LF, WW, PKS, FIRE,PD, TIRES #1000, $2,190.02; CITY OF GILLETTE-BASE CHARGE, $127.04; COFFEE CUP FUEL STOP-FUEL-LF, PW, EMS, WAT, WW, PARKS, MTC, S&A, FIRE, $3,277.39; COLLINS COMMUNICTIONS-ALARM MONITORING, $41.00; CONTRACTORS SUPPLY-ALLEY SEWER, $150.33; CROOK COUNTY MEDICAL-BLOOD DRAW-DUI, DOT PHYSICAL, $166.00; CROOK CO SHERIFF-DISPATCH, $1,995.00; DONNA’S DINER-MEALS FOR AUDITORS, $73.00; E-DISPATCHES.COM, ANNUAL SERVICES-EMS&FIRE, $1,152.00; EMPLOYMENT TESTING-DOT PHYSICAL, $85.00; ENERGY LABS-WATER&LAGOON TESTING, $1,115.00; GW REPAIRS-OIL CHANGE #22 PD, $270.28; HDR-TAP $4,698.32, CLOSURE & HOURLY $20,123.00, $24,821.32; IRS-8/16/2023 & 8/30/2023, $12,410.00; LOW VOLTAGE-MONITORING LAGOON, $489.60; MENARDS-SUPPLIES-MTC, $8.05; NORCO-MTC CLEANING SUPPLIES, TANK RENTAL&OXYGEN, $516.57; OMEGA COMPUTER-CORD REPLACEMENT-CLERKS, $35.00; ONE-CALL OF WYOMING-LOCATE TICKETS, $9.00; PAYROLL-08/16/2023 & 08/30/2023, $38,932.26; PETERSEN, KARI-MTC CLEANING CONTRACT-AUG, $1,300.00; PETTY CASH-UTILITY BILLS, POSTAGE-CLERKS, $246.10; PURVIS INDUSTRIES-HYDRAULIC LINE, $28.60; QUALITY AGG-RAILROAD AVE&ALLEY/SEWER, $837.76; RAMKOTA HOTEL-BRYANT-TRAINING, $186.00; RANGE-PHONE CHARGES, $425.99; SCHNEIDER,CHERYL-MILEAGE-CHEYENNE TRAINING, $409.37; SINCLAIR/WEX-POLICE FUEL, $812.19; SUNDANCE LAW-ATTORNEY FEES, $2,214.00; SUNDANCE TIMES-ADVERTISING, $1,175.20; THAT EMBROIDERY PLACE-SHIRTS EMBROIDERED FOR EMS, $392.62; UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUNDS-3 CLOSURES, $119.26; WALMART-SUPPLIES, $54.94; WESTERN WASTE-COLLECTION AUG, $13,033.00; WYO NETWORK-WEB DESIGN&UPDATING, $25.00; WYOMING RETIREMENT-CARRYOVER FROM AUG(3 PAY PERIODS), $3,844.62.

TOTAL “$113,901.57”

Publish: September 21, 2023

 
 

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