Public Notice No 5209


MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING TOWN OF LUSK FEBRUARY 5, 2019

Public Notice

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
TOWN OF LUSK
FEBRUARY 5, 2019
The Town Council of the Town of Lusk met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall on Tuesday February 5, 2019.
Council Members Present:    Mayor Doug Lytle, Council Members, Rebecca Blackburn, Calvin Carstensen, Tom Dooper, and Dean Nelson
Also Present: Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer; Cassandra Matney, Deputy Clerk; Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works; Bruce Himes, Streets/Sanitation/Recycling Superintendent; Sean Duffy, Golf Course Superintendent; John Eddy, Water/Sewer Superintendent; Royce Thompson, Electric Superintendent/Airport Manager; Bo Krein, Chief of Police; James Santistevan, Parks/Cemetery, Emergency Management; Jacob Gordon, Police Officer; Doug Jergenson, Animal Control
MAYOR LYTLE called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
Sarah Jo Goddard age 7, Maggie Goddard age 5, and Cora Goddard age 3, led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, to approve the agenda as printed, second by COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN. MOTION CARRIED.

VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT                                                                                            

Absolute Solutions                             Police Department Homeland Security          $468.00

AFLAC                                               Payroll Deduction                                           $580.46

ALSCO/American Linen                    Mat Rental                                                      $147.79

AVI Engineer                                     Water Maintenance/Repair                             $6,832.41

Axon                                                   PD New Equipment/Ammunition                  $3,551.00

GovOffice LLC                                  Office Support                                                 $450.00

Baker & Associates                            Groundwater Monitoring                                $4,500.00

BankCard Center        Office Support/Reimb./Supplies/Equip. Repair/Meters/Equipment                                                                                                            $957.94

Blackburn, Lexi                                  Rec. Dept. Ref.                                               $150.00

Blue Cross Blue Shield                       Insurance                                                        $30,525.03

Bruch, Bryan                                      Rec. Dept. Ref.                                               $150.00

Bruegger, Hailey                                Rec. Dept. Ref.                                               $150.00

Caselle                                                 Contract Support                                             $1,100.00

Casper Fire Extinguisher                    Animal Control Supplies                                $140.00

Century Link                                       Phone Bill; Long Distance                             $29.81

C&H Tire/Trailer Repair                    Equipment Repair                                           $40.00

Connecting Point                                Copier Lease                                                   $43.00

Copsey, Kyler                                     Rec. Dept. Ref.                                               $150.00

Doyle J. Davies                                   Municipal Judge                                             $1,000.00

Decker’s Food Center                         Supplies/ Maintenance                                   $39.85

Delta Dental                                        Dental Insurance                                             $673.20

Emergency Medical  Products            Ambulance Supplies                                       $373.18

Finchers Findings                               Recreation Uniforms                                      $525.38

Global Propane of Lusk                      Sewer Fuel and Oil                                         $120.00

Great American Financial                  Copier Lease                                                   $377.00

Great Western Trust Co.                     WRS 457 Plan Deferred Comp                      $200.00

Rothenbuehler, Heidi                          Office Support                                     $60.00

Frank Parts Company             Supplies/Vehicle/Equipment Repair/Snow Removal $505.74

Hiway Super Service                          Fuel                                                                 $1,002.19

Homax Airport                        Fuel                                                                 $4,189.34

Hometown Country                            Police Uniforms                                              $37.50

Jergenson, Doug                                 Animal Control Salary                                   $900.00

John Deere Financial                          Golf Course New Equipment                         $619.37

Meier Building                                   Monthly P.D. Rent                                          $800.00

Black Hills Energy                             Gas Utilities                                                    $1,399.41

Border State Industries                       Electrical Parts and Supplies/New Equip.      $1,880.62

Leimser, Shawn                                  Rec. Dept. Ref.                                               $150.00

Lusk Fire Dept.                       Benefits/Pension/Training/Misc./New Equipment     $18,933.37

Lusk Herald                                        Advertising                                                     $240.99

Lusk Lodging Tax                              Lodging Tax                                                   $2,027.44

Meier Law Office                               Monthly Retainer                                            $3,000.00

MES-Rocky Mountain                       Fire Dept. New Equipment                             $60,800.00

Midland Implement                            Equipment Repair                                           $803.76

Niobrara Chamber of Commerce       Promotion                                                       $187.50

Niobrara County Library                    Monthly                                                          $250.00

Niobrara County Treasurer                 Monthly                                                          $6,301.50

Nio. Electric Assoc.                            Landfill Utilities                                             $47.16

One Call of Wyoming                         Dig Tickets                                                     $1.50

Whitaker Oil                                       Fuel                                                                 $2,416.37

Pitney Bowes Global Financial          Leasing Charges                                             $219.90

Pitney Bowes Purchase Power           Postage                                                            $520.99

Platte County Recreation                    Rec. Dept. Entry Fee                                      $180.00

Century Link                                       Phones                                                             $1,333.06

The Radar Shop                                  Radio Repairs                                                 $162.50

Ranchers Feed and Supply                 Snow Removal                                               $9.02

Safety-Kleen Systems                         Shop Supplies                                                 $199.00

Sea Isle Corporation                           Ambulance Supplies                                       $384.07

Shaw, Denton                                     Rec. Dept. Ref.                                               $150.00

Solid Waste Professionals                  Engineers, Landfill Closure                            $6,631.10

TDS Trash Collection                         Transfer Station Tipping Fees                        $3,532.32

Torrington Office Supply                   Supplies                                                          $128.41

Underground Enterprises                    Transfer Station Fee                                       $1,500.00

Visionary Communications                Fire Dept. Misc. Internet                                $92.74

WAM                                                  WAM Conference Registrations                    $625.00

WAMCAT                                          Caselle Training                                             $150.00

WEBT                                                 Employee Life Insurance                               $70.00

WMPA                                                Electrical Power Purchase                              $126,573.97

WAM/WCCA                                     Lease Payment                                                $1,611.55

Ferguson Waterworks                         New Equipment                                              $853.25

Western Medical Management           Ambulance Billing                                         $434.74

Willard, Lisa                                       Meter Deposit Refund                                     $100.00

WYCO Recycling                               Recycling Rent                                               $200.00

Wyoming Dept. Revenue                   Wyoming Sales Tax                                       $6,842.37

Wyoming Public Health                     Water Sample                                                 $48.00

Wyoming Retirement                         Government Contribution                               $13,201.94

Wyoming Dept.

of Workforce Services                        Workers Comp                                               $1,976.04

          Total Vouchers $327,557.78

MANUAL CHECKS January 2019  

Clerk of Circuit Court                         Assignment of Wages                                     $256.65

MES Depository Account                  Replaces Ck #41119 Fire Dept. Freight         $22.98

Monica Wilcox                                   CPR Instructor                                                $260.00

Bo Krein                                             Per Diem for Training in Douglas                  $55.00

Doug Jergenson                                  Per Diem for Training in Douglas                  $55.00

Canine Aggression Consulting           Animal Control Training Douglas                  $120.00

Clerk of Circuit Court                         Assignment of Wages                                     $143.93

Lusk Post Office                                 Utility Billing                                                 $218.40

Lusk State Bank                                  Transfer of Funds to WGIF                            $100,000.00

Lusk State Bank                                  Transfer of Funds to WGIF                            $100,000.00

             Total   $201,131.96


COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve the list of vouchers as presented. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN SECOND, to approve the Treasurer’s report that includes the financial condition and manual checks. MOTION CARRIED. The Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER SECOND, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held January 8, 2019. MOTION CARRIED.
The department heads gave updates on their respective departments:
James Santistevan reported that there will be a meeting on Monday February 11th, at 6:00 p.m. to
review the All-Hazard Plan for a state-wide power outage in the Town Council Chambers. Elected Officials will be in attendance to go through the plan.
Todd Skrukrud stated that Safetech Inc. is here doing the asbestos removal on the Hazard Mitigation Acquisition Properties and Linda DeWitt from DEQ is overseeing the project. Todd has been in touch with Ron Brown about a survey of the property he is interested in behind his building on Pine Street.  Bruce Perryman, Engineer with AVI will be giving an update on the water well project 90% design and information on infrastructure improvements next week. Todd had a meeting with Dan Shannon from the Wyoming Department of Corrections and the Warden to shore up some utilities easements with the water well project.
Old Business:
Mayor Lytle asked for public comment on the amending of existing Ordinance No. 8-15-150, allowing minors in the bar for the limited purpose of dining. Tom Wasserburger, owner of the Best Western believes that the passage of this ordinance would give travelers more choices of places to dine, and this is part of the lodging experience. He stated that it is important that this pass so we could have more choices for guests in the summer time. Lindsey Gill who is involved in Prevention Coalition and with youth group commented on the ordinance and said that there is underage drinking in the community and our resources would be better spent elsewhere. Lindsey also stated that she felt the risk was not worth the reward. George Mirich Superintendent of Schools and on the Prevention Coalition has a concern of any person 21 years old can bring a minor in a bar. Mr. Mirich stated that he would like to see some wording change on who can take a minor in the bar. Chief Krein stated that if this passed, there may be an enforcement issue as written. Stephanie Scott stated that she requested that a minor be allowed to come into the bar with a 21 year old and as far as the parent and legal guardian, she would hope that the person would get permission from the parent or legal guardian for their minor to be in the bar. She also stated that this is for dining not to watch TV. As a parent, Sarah Sampers expressed that this would give more options for dining. Mayor Lytle read a letter from School Board President Joel Richardson in opposition to the passing of the amending of Ordinance No. 8-15-150. No further comments were heard.
Ordinance No. 8-15-150, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 8-15-150, “Dispensing Room Restrictions” To Include An Exception Allowing Minors in the Bar for the Limited Purpose of Dining as Amended, was up for consideration on third reading. The Ordinance died for lack of a motion on the third reading. There will be no further action on this ordinance.
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve the Golf Course “Pro Shop” Contract with Dennis Green. There was a brief discussion. Sarah Sampers is also interested in the position. MOTION CARRIED.
New Business:
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve the Extension of the Solid Waste Haul Contract with Underground Enterprises, LLC, Owner Lorn E. Frye. Mayor Lytle asked Todd if there have been any issues. Todd stated that it has worked well for the last two years and there were some mechanic issues in last couple of months, which Mr. Frye has addressed. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN to convene into executive session at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion on the purchase of property. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to reconvene into regular session at 5:35 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
The property issue discussed in executive session was tabled until a later date.
There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be Tuesday March 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
            TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING
            Douglas L. Lytle, Mayor
ATTEST:
Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No 5209. Published in The Lusk Herald on February 13, 2019.

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