Public Notice No. 5310


MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING TOWN OF LUSK AUGUST 6, 2019

Public Notice

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
TOWN OF LUSK
AUGUST 6, 2019
The Town Council of the Town of Lusk met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Town Hall on Tuesday August 6, 2019.
Council Members Present:     Mayor Pro-Tem Calvin Carstensen, Council Members Rebecca Blackburn, Dean Nelson and Tom Dooper,
Absent:    Mayor Doug Lytle and Director of Public Works Todd Skrukrud
Also Present: Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer; Cassandra Matney, Deputy Clerk; Dennis Meier, Town Attorney ; Bo Krein, Chief of Police; Doug Jergenson, Animal Control; John Eddy, Water/Sewer Superintendent; Sean Duffy, Golf Course Superintendent; Barbara Cushman, Pool Director; Bruce Himes, Streets /Sanitation/Recycling Supervisor; Cory Wilcox, Mechanic/EMS Director; Royce Thompson, Electric Supervisor/Airport Manager; Dennis Green, Golf Course Pro Shop Manager
MAYOR PRO TEM CARSTENSEN called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
Cassandra Matney led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, to approve the agenda as printed, second by COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER. MOTION CARRIED.
VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT
Absolute Solutions    Police Dept. Radio Repairs    $       160.00
AFLAC    Payroll Deduction    $       618.62
AG Flyers    Mosquito Spraying    $    3,300.41
Allbrights True Value    Supplies/Maint./Equipment Repair/Misc.    $    4,109.85
ALSCO/American Linen    Mat Rental    $       226.26
Ashurst, Alexis    Deposit Refund    $         40.40
AVI PC Engineering    Water Maint. And Repairs    $       274.25
GovOffice LLC    Website Hosting    $       550.00
Barnett, Fred    Deposit Refund    $         58.24
Baker & Associates    Groundwater Monitoring    $    4,795.00
BankCard Center    Uniforms/Support/Supplies/
    New Equipment/Postage/Vehicle Repair    $    2,942.06
Bemis, Josie    Uniforms    $       121.36
Benzel Pest Control, Inc.    Hahn Cabin in Washington Park    $       173.60
Blue Cross Blue Shield    Insurance    $  23,310.97
Blue Line Custom Vinyl    Vehicle Repair    $       600.00
Bob Ruwart Motors    Police Dept. New Vehicle/Repairs    $    2,294.09
Caselle Inc.    Office Support Software    $    1,100.00
Casper Star Tribune    Public Relations Advertising    $       119.40
Century Link    Phone Bill; Long Distance    $         34.91
C&H Tire    Equipment Repair    $       193.12
Communications Technologies    Emergency Management Siren Testing    $       301.50
Connecting Point    Copier Lease    $         43.00
Crescent Electric    Parts & Supplies    $    2,124.43
Doyle J. Davies    Municipal Judge    $    1,000.00
Decker’s Food Center    Supplies    $       628.53
Delta Dental Plan    Employee Paid Insurance    $       764.15
Double Y    Ambulance Vehicle Repair    $       248.92
Emergency Medical Prod    Ambulance Supplies    $    1,642.99
Energy Laboratories    Samples/Landfill Well Monitoring    $    1,436.00
Filener, Chantry    Police Dept. Office Support/Maint.    $       200.00
Great American Financial    Copier Lease    $       351.00
Great Western Trust Co.    WRS 457 Plan Deferred Comp    $       200.00
Hawkins, Inc.    Pool Maint. & Operations/Chlorine    $    3,844.57
Franks Parts Company    Parts/Supplies/Repairs    $    3,314.27
Herren Bros. True Value    Golf Course Supplies    $       188.32
Hiway Super Service    Parks Equipment Repair    $         20.00
Hometown Country    Pool & Sanitation Uniforms    $       320.75
Interstate Batteries    Ambulance Equipment Repair    $       121.95
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 Service    $    1,593.76
Krein, Bo    Police Dept. New Equipment    $    1,100.00
Border State Industries    Parts & Supplies    $       112.20
Kurtzer’s    Cemetery Equipment Repair    $       126.15
Lusk Herald    Advertising    $    2,349.00
Lusk Lodging Tax    Tax Distribution    $    4,525.79
MARC    Parks Misc.    $       646.85
Matheson Tri-Gas Inc.    Ambulance Supplies    $       193.46
Meier Law Office    Monthly Retainer    $    3,000.00
Mes-Rocky Mountains    Fire Dept. New Equipment    $    1,971.11
Midland Implement Co.    Parks & Cemetery New Equipment/
    Golf Course Equipment Repair    $    1,273.86
Mountain Pine Custom Design    Pool Uniforms    $       215.00
National Pen Co. LLC    Police Dept. Office Supplies    $       103.82
Nio. County Weed & Pest    Street Chemicals    $         16.00
Niobrara Chamber of Commerce    Promotion    $       187.50
Niobrara County Library    Internet Service    $       250.00
Niobrara County Treasurer     Communications Contract    $    6,301.50
Nio. Electric Assoc.    Landfill Utilities    $         40.39
Norman, Angelina    Deposit Refund    $         27.73
Northwest Pipe    Cemetery/Parks Irrigation Repairs/
    Water Parts and Supplies    $       784.16
One-Call of Wyoming    Tickets    $         15.00
Whitaker Oil, Inc.    Fuel and Oil    $    4,709.65
Pitney Bowes Global Financial    Leasing Fee    $       219.90
Print Express     Office Supplies    $       592.09
Century Link    Phones/Internet    $    1,406.73
R & R Products    Cemetery Equipment Repair    $       393.45
Ranchers Feed & Supply    Parks/Golf Course Supplies    $       562.87
Respond First Aid System    Supplies    $       206.80
Relentless LLC d/b/a Desert Snow    Police Dept. Training    $    1,198.00
Simplot Partners    Golf Course Fertilizer    $       457.00
Spic & Span Cleaners    Street Blacktop    $    4,139.25
Straight Shot Striping    Street Painting    $       900.00
Stotz Equipment    Golf Course New Equipment    $  27,780.00
TDS Trash Collection    Transfer Station Tipping Fees    $    5,203.32
Torrington Office Supply    Supplies/New Equipment    $       412.36
Underground Enterprises    Transfer Station Hauling Fee    $    1,500.00
Valley Motor Supply    Shop Supplies    $       170.38
Visionary Communications    Fire Dept. Misc. Internet    $         92.74
Verizon Wireless    PD & Ambulance Cell Phone    $       328.88
WAM    Membership    $    2,015.51
WAMCAT    Membership Linda Frye    $         65.00
W.E.B.T.    Employee Life    $         70.00
W.M.P.A.    Electrical Power Purchase    $  97,907.99
Walt’s Lathe & Machine    Equipment Repair/Supplies    $       480.73
WAM/WCCA    Lease Payments    $    1,611.55
Ferguson Waterworks #1701    Water New Equipment/
    Pool Equipment Repair    $    4,154.45
Westco     Golf Course Fuel & Oil    $    1,025.89
Western Medical Mgmt.    Ambulance Billing    $       385.88
WYSROA    Police Dept. Dues    $         25.00
Wyoming Disposal     Recycling Storage & Trailer Swap    $    1,250.00
Wyoming Dept. Revenue    Wyoming Sales Tax    $    5,210.07
Wyoming Public Health Lab.    Quarterly Water Samples    $         48.00
Wyoming Retirement    Government Contribution    $  14,019.64
Wyoming Dept.
of Workforce Services    Employee Worker’s Compensation    $    2,427.38
    Total Vouchers     $269,896.08
MANUAL CHECKS July 2019
WY Dept. of Transportation     Transfer of License Plate    $           2.00
Niobrara Co. Circuit Court    Reimbursement of Ticket Payment    $       125.00
Niobrara Co. Circuit Court    Reimbursement of Ticket Payment    $       155.00
Post Master    Utility Billing Mailing    $       226.24
Shawn Leimser    Golf Course Maint. Shed Final Payment    $  11,085.00
Bo Krein    Mileage    $       104.05
    Total    $  11,697.29
COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON MOVED, to approve the list of vouchers as presented, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON 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 DOOPER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held July 2, 2019. MOTION CARRIED.
Visitors:
Kodi Krejci addressed the Council asking permission to have her wedding next to the patio under the trees. Mayor Pro-Tem Carstensen stated that it has been talked about and if they stay within those perimeters there is no disagreement. COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve Ms. Krejci to have her wedding ceremony at the Golf Course in the stated area on August 17th, 2019. MOTION CARRIED.
The department heads gave updates on their respective departments:
Director of Public Works Todd Skrukrud gave a written report due to his absence.
Chief Krein stated that the Police Department internet is down and a call has been made to CenturyLink. Trainings are going as scheduled. The department has taken possession of one of the new vehicles, which is fully outfitted and has no issues. The department is working on some felony assault cases. Traffic is very heavy and Chief Krein contacted the State about doing a traffic survey at 5th and Main Street, to see if a crossing traffic light is justifiable.
Bruce reported that they are dealing with an oil spill and trying to get it cleaned up. The bridge at Northside Park, the iron work is done and Bruce has contacted Roger Peterson about the concrete work.
John reported that the water well project is on standby and the engineer called for a compaction test, footers are poured and piping is in.
Royce reported that he and John went and looked at the WYDOT project on water tank hill and have a plan in mind for services. Marvin and Louie Hammer are haying at the airport.
Barbara reported on the events happening at the pool. The big events are Ladies Night, Back to School and several parties in the evenings.
Linda gave information on the three proposals received for Audit Services for the July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 fiscal year. COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON, to approve the low bid from Carver, Florek, & James, CPA in the amount of $19,750.00. MOTION CARRIED. Denny and Linda are working on a Capital Improvement Budget which will be presented at the next meeting.
New Business:
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve Resolution No. 19-7, A Resolution Authorizing Transfers in the
2018-2019 Fiscal Year Budget to Comply with Wyoming State Statute 16-4-108, Limitation on Expenditures or Encumbrances, Documentation of Expenditures; and Revenues Collected Not Foreseen. MOTION CARRIED.
Royce stated that the Town has done a rate study with UFS and they are going to do a power point before the next meeting. WMPA is looking at raising their rates for the next five years. COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve Ordinance No. 11-25-120, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 11-25-120, Which Establishes Amended Electric Rates to Consumers of Electricity from the Town of Lusk, on first reading. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve the livestock renewal permit for Chris Trudeau.  MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve the Temporary Open Container Permit for Barbara Cushman at The Lusk Tiger Plunge for Thursday August 8, 2019. MOTION CARRIED.
The next regular meeting will be Tuesday September 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
There being no further business to come before the Council, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER  to adjourn the meeting at 5:20 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING
Douglas E. Lytle, Mayor
ATTEST:
Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer

Public Notice No. 5310. Published in The Lusk Herald on August14, 2019.

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