MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
TOWN OF LUSK
OCTOBER 6, 2020 5:00 P.M.
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 October 6, 2020.
Council Members Present: Mayor Doug Lytle, Council Members Becky Blackburn, Calvin Carstensen, Tom Dooper, and Dean Nelson
Also Present: Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer
Kimberly Harris, Utility Billing Clerk
Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works
Dennis Meier, Town Attorney
Chief of Police Bo Krein
Royce Thompson, Electric Supervisor/Airport Manager
MAYOR LYTLE called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m.
Everyone present joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, to approve the agenda, second by COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON. MOTION CARRIED.
VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT
AFLAC Payroll Deduction $763.46
Allbright’s True Value Supplies/Equipment Repair/Maintenance $1,960.14
ALSCO/American Linen Mat Rental $204.02
Baker & Associates Groundwater Monitoring $2,095.00
BankCard Center Postage/Supplies/Office Support/
Training/ Equipment/Misc. $1,920.11
Black Hills Energy Gas Service $241.90
Blue Line Custom Vinyl’s Police Department Vehicle Repair $400.00
Boldon Welding & Repair Parts and Supplies $64.35
Border State Industries Inc. Electrical Parts and Supplies $2,775.12
Bush-Wells Rec. Dept. Uniforms and New Equipment $215.13
C&H Tire Repair Equipment Repair $2,479.50
Caselle Inc. Office Support & Maintenance $1,100.00
Casper Fire Extinguisher Building Upkeep/Maint./New Equipment $378.00
CenturyLink Phones/Internet $1,344.84
Century Link Business Long Distance Phone $32.40
Connecting Point Copier Lease/Lease Overages $43.00
Communication Technologies Emergency Management $1,055.58
DBT Transportation AWOS Maint. Airport $5,769.75
Doyle J. Davies Municipal Judge/Supplies $1,110.00
Decker’s Food Center Supplies $179.47
Delta Dental Plan Employee Paid Insurance $888.20
Emergency Medical Products Inc Ambulance Supplies $167.03
Farwest Line Specialties Electric New Equipment $99.60
Ferguson Waterworks Water Parts & Supplies $374.45
Franks Parts Company Equip. Repair/Parts/Supplies/Misc. $3,198.08
Ft. Collins Protection
Dogs & Training K9 Training Balance $2,875.53
Great American Financial Svcs. Copier Lease $463.00
Great West Trust Co WRS 457 Plan Deferred $200.00
Herren Bros. True Value Animal Control Building $157.29
HomeTown Printed Apparel Rec. Dept. Uniforms $540.00
Interstate Batteries Police Dept. Supplies $98.95
Jergenson, Doug Monthly Wage Animal Control $900.00
John Deere Financial Golf Course New Equipment $619.37
Kurtzer’s Parks Equipment Repair $17.96
Leisure in Montana Swimming Pool Repair $920.23
Lusk Herald Legal Advertising & Public Relations Ad $4,380.88
Lusk Lodging Tax Board Tax Distribution $5,840.69
M.C. Schaff & Associates, Inc. Airport Improvement $13,935.36
Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. Ambulance Supplies $311.21
Meier Building Rent $800.00
Meier Law Office Monthly Retainer $3,000.00
Midland Implement Golf Course Equipment Repair $67.91
Mitchell Spray Form Water Maint. & Repairs $3,400.00
Newman Traffic Signs Streets Signs $52.51
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 $41.03
Normont Equipment Co. Streets Vehicle Repair $330.58
Northwest Pipe Fittings
of Rapid City Water Maint. & Repairs $74.00
Northwest Pipe Fittings, Inc.
Scottsbluff Parks, Irrigation Repairs $112.44
One-Call Ticket Payment $20.25
Patrone’s Landscaping Electric Line Upgrade $2,410.00
Peterson Construction Sewer Line Maintenance $3,892.00
Pitney Bowes Global Financial Leasing Charges $219.90
R&R Products, Inc. Golf Course Chemicals $75.13
Ranchers Feed & Supply Supplies & Vehicle Repair $281.05
Rawhide Motel Training and Instruction $49.00
Richardson Construction Airport Improvement Project $62,946.12
Rose Bros. Inc. Cemetery Equipment Repair $141.10
Sinclair Pine Bluffs Airport Fuel $3,663.00
Spic & Span Cleaners Snow Removal $5,705.92
TDS Trash Collection Tipping Fees $5,336.92
Torrington Office Supply Supplies $652.16
Underground Enterprises Transfer Station Hauling Fee $1,500.00
Valley Motor Supply Supplies/Vehicle Parts& Repairs $334.75
Visionary Communications Fire Dept. Internet/Ambulance Internet $195.79
Verizon Wireless PD, Ambulance & Mayor Cell Phone $433.32
W.M.P.A. Electrical Power Purchase $127,290.80
Wesco Receivables Corp Electric Line Upgrade & Repairs $990.44
Whitaker Oil, Inc. Fuel & Oil $3,596.70
Wyoming Dept. of Revenue WY Sales Tax $5,726.27
WY Dept. of Workforce Services Worker’s Compensation $1,042.50
WY First Aid & Safety Supplies $328.33
Wyoming Retirement Government Contribution $15,885.75
WY Water Quality Water School $220.00
YCG, Inc. Radio Repairs $1,315.00
Total Vouchers $318,989.27
WY Dept. of Revenue WY Sales Tax Payable $6,174.81
WY Child Support Garnishment, Writ of Assignment $184.61
Sun Ridge Systems Police Dept. RIMS Annual Support $325.00
Postmaster Utility Billing $236.84
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, to approve the list of vouchers as presented, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER 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 NELSON MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN SECOND, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held September 1, 2020. MOTION CARRIED.
Mark Miller approached the Council on a variance for his property at 328 S. Oil, which is in Capital Addition. Mr. Miller did not know if he needs a variance or a zoning change. He would like to put a building up which does not fit within the zoning requirements of the setback rules. After a brief discussion, Mr. Miller decided he would change the location of the building.
Royce Thompson updated the Council on the Airport Hanger/Terminal Building and the Electric underground work in Frontier Village Addition. They are also working on the underground on water tank hill.
Chief Krein gave information on the incidents in September. He stated that there is still a lot of traffic coming through Town. The department did a training on handgun safety and will be scheduling more training.
The Town received the draft for the audit ending June 2020. Linda Frye gave the Council information on the CARES Act. Dale Miller would like to have some legal documents on who owns the Veteran’s Memorial at the Cemetery. Attorney Meier talked to Mr. Miller and suggested bringing a proposal to the Town Council. Mayor Lytle asked if the Town could lease the land to them. It was stated that citizens don’t actually own the grave, it is a deed of perpetual care.
Todd Skrukrud gave information on the WYOLINK Tower, winterizing, getting rid of tires and metal, and the shelter at Washington Park. There was a discussion on the snow removal since the state will not be reimbursing the Town starting in January.
Mayor Lytle read Ordinance No. 6-20-100, An Ordinance Prohibiting Metal Detecting and Digging or Probing the Ground on Public Property within the Town of Lusk, Wyoming. Council Member Nelson stated that he had a problem with the Ordinance. After a brief discussion, the Council decided to add “…unless written permission from Lusk Public Works has been obtained.”. COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve Ordinance No. 6-20-100, An Ordinance Prohibiting Metal Detecting and Digging or Probing the Ground on Public Property within the Town of Lusk, Wyoming without Permission, as amended on third reading. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve Ordinance No. 8-15-150, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 8-15-150, Deleting the Words “Dispensing Room” and “Brewing Area” and Inserting the Words “Any Area of the Licensed Building Where Alcohol is Served and/or Consumed”, on third reading. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve Ordinance No. 9-10-100, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 9-10-100 Forbidding Livestock within the Town of Lusk, Wyoming Without a Permit. Included in the listing, “Hived Bees” within the listing of livestock for which a permit is required, and to include registering “hived bees” with the Wyoming Department of Agriculture as a condition to receiving a permit, on third reading. MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Lytle read the Proclamation he signed on September 11, 2020 proclaiming September as Suicide Prevention Month.
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON, to approve Resolution 20-15, A Resolution Amending Resolution No. 20-14 to Include the Plat Numbers in Paragraph Number 2 of Said Resolution. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve Resolution No. 20-16, A Resolution Exempting Lot 9, Block 1, Lusk Business Park, Town of Lusk, A/K/A Lusk South Commercial Subdivision from Certain of the Restriction as Set Forth in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Pertaining to the Business Park. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve the livestock permit for Gary and Tara Pavone. Council Member Nelson, Blackburn, Carstensen, and Dooper voted AYE, Mayor Lytle voted NAY. MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Lytle reminded everyone of the Public Meeting to be held tomorrow Wednesday October 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds on the 1% Specific Purpose Tax.
The next regular Council meeting will be Tuesday November 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned
at 6:00 p.m.
Douglas E. Lytle, Mayor
Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 5521. Published in The Lusk Herald on October 14, 2020.