Public Notice No. 5547
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
TOWN OF LUSK
DECEMBER 1, 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 December 1, 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, Deputy Clerk
Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works
Attorney Dennis Meier
Chief of Police Bo Krein
MAYOR LYTLE called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Council Member Blackburn lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
MAYOR LYTLE REQUESTED to do a consent agenda for items 3 through 7.
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, to approve to do a consent agenda on items 3 through 7, second by COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER. MOTION CARRIED.
VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT
AFLAC Payroll Deduction $738.50
Allbright’s True Value Supplies $594.33
ALSCO/American Linen Mat Rental $156.58
AVI PC Engineering Infrastructure Engineering Fee $1,865.60
BankCard Center 0344 Rec. Equipment/Supplies/Postage $1,031.11
BankCard Center 1633 PD Uniforms/Misc./Supplies $1,780.36
BankCard Center 1952 Water Samples/SCADA Renewal $99.15
BankCard Center 1960 Shop Supplies $345.19
Bauer, Tony Utility Deposit Refund $35.19
Black Hills Energy Gas Service $903.13
Border State Industries Electric Parts & Supplies/Meters $2,804.76
Bush-Wells Rec. Dept. Uniforms $21.25
C&H Tire Repair Equipment Repair $186.99
Carver, Florek, & James Audit Expense $20,000.00
Caselle Inc. Office Support & Maintenance $1,100.00
Casper Fire Extinguisher Police Department Supplies $66.00
CenturyLink Phones/Internet $1,258.77
Century Link Business Long Distance Phone $26.02
Connecting Point Copier Lease $43.00
Decker’s Food Center Supplies $51.11
Delta Dental Plan Employee Paid Insurance $822.95
Double Y Shop Parts & Supplies $132.60
Doyle J. Davies Municipal Judge/Supplies $1,055.00
Emergency Medical Products Inc Ambulance Supplies $204.96
Energy Lab. Inc. Well Monitoring $5,787.00
Ferguson Waterworks Water Parts & Supplies $2,196.31
Franks Parts Company Equip. Repair/Parts/Supplies/Misc. $1,539.40
Great American Financial Svcs. Copier Lease $268.50
Great West Trust Co WRS 457 Plan Deferred $200.00
Ideal Linen/Bluffs Parks Supplies $74.94
Interstate Batteries Equipment Repair/Supplies $567.75
Jergenson, Doug Monthly Wage Animal Control $1,400.00
Jerry’s Electric Electric New Equipment $6,450.00
John Deere Financial Golf Course New Equipment $619.37
LACAL Streets Equipment Repair $161.81
Lusk Herald Legal Advertising/Directory $3,835.15
Lusk Lodging Tax Board Tax Distribution $5,704.64
M.C. Schaff & Associates, Inc. Airport Improvement $20,461.54
Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. Ambulance Supplies $96.85
Meier Building Rent $800.00
Meier Law Office Monthly Retainer $3,000.00
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. Sanitation Landfill Utilities $42.19
One-Call Ticket Payment $55.50
Peterson Construction Maint./Shelter at Washington Park $18,546.00
Peterson, Paula Easement Payment $10.00
Richardson Construction Airport Improvement Project $66,013.83
Safety-Kleen Systems Shop Parts & Supplies $199.00
Spic & Span Cleaners Streets Supplies $3,954.15
Stryker Ambulance Supplies $95.36
TDS Trash Collection Tipping Fees $3,599.98
Thayer, Christine Utility Refund $181.42
Torrington Office Supply Supplies $90.20
Underground Enterprises Transfer Station Hauling Fee $1,500.00
USA Blue Book Water Dept. Equipment $189.34
Valley Motor Supply Equip/Vehicle Repairs/Supplies $246.72
Verizon Wireless PD, Ambulance & Mayor Cell Phone $333.32
Visionary Communications Fire Dept. Internet/Ambulance Internet $195.79
W.M.P.A. Electrical Power Purchase $107,793.86
Western Medical Management Medical Billing Dues & Fees $438.36
Whitaker Oil, Inc. Fuel & Oil $3,913.37
Wyoming Assoc. of Rural Water System Membership/Conference Dues $450.00
WY Dept. of Workforce Services Worker’s Compensation $1,979.70
Wyoming Retirement Government Contribution $15,581.24
Total Vouchers $320,634.14
MANUAL CHECKS November 2020
WY Child Support Garnishment, Writ of Assignment $184.61
Pete Kruse Per Diem $19.00
Royce Thompson Per Diem $19.00
JP Cooke Company Pet License Tags $70.10
Postmaster Utility Billing $229.14
WY Child Support Garnishment, Writ of Assignment $184.61
Chief Krein gave information on the incidents for November. The police department received the grant that they applied for this year from Homeland Security, which is for an ATV.
Linda informed the Council that the Audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 is complete. The Town is also applying for a COVID grant through the Office of State Lands and Investments. The SRF loans are finalized and the Town will be receiving the loan papers shortly.
Todd stated that the floor at the shelter in Washington Park has been poured and posts are set. The scrap pile at the transfer station is gone and we are working on getting rid of the tires. Vistabeam has started construction on the tower at the Business Park. Airport hanger is about 80% finished. Surveyors for AVI are working on the infrastructure project and the next stage is planning.
The Town will have a review of 2019-2020 Audit by conference call at the January meeting at 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Party is cancelled until a later date. The Council will revisit this at the January meeting and possibly have it later in January.
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve Christmas Bonuses for the Full-time and Part-time employees. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN, to approve the renewal of the Airport Hanger Lease between the Town of Lusk and Travis Bruegger. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN, to approve Resolution No. 20-17, A Resolution Authorizing Submission of a Coronavirus Relief Grant Application to the State Loan and Investment Board on Behalf of the Governing Body for the Town of Lusk, for the Purpose of Payroll Reimbursement for Covid Related Expenses. MOTION CARRIED
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to move into executive session for personnel matters at 5:10 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
The Council reconvened into regular session at 5:35 p.m.
Mayor Lytle wished everyone a Merry Christmas.
The next regular Council meeting will be Tuesday January 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned
at 5:37 p.m.
Douglas E. Lytle, Mayor
Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 5547. Published in The Lusk Herald on December 9, 2020.