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
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.
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.
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
Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 5310. Published in The Lusk Herald on August14, 2019.