Public Notice No. 5624

Public Notice

MAY 4 2021 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 May 4, 2021.
Council Members Present:     Mayor Doug Lytle, Council Members Becky Blackburn, Calvin Carstensen, and Tom Dooper  
Absent:    Council Member Dean Nelson    
Also Present:    Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer
    Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works
    Desirae Matthews-LeLeux, Deputy Clerk
    Attorney Dennis Meier
    Chief of Police Bo Krein
    Sean Duffy, Golf Course Superintendent
    Royce Thompson, Electric Superintendent/Airport Manager
MAYOR LYTLE called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Todd Skrukrud led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.         
21 Electric, LLC    Airport Improvement Project    $1,907.71
AFLAC    Payroll Deduction    $738.50
Allbright’s True Value    Supplies    $1,281.85
ALSCO/American Linen    Mat Rental    $162.66
AVI PC Engineering    Infrastructure Engineering Fee    $168,184.48
Axon    Police Dept. Office Supplies    $2,844.50
BankCard Center 0344    Supplies/Subscriptions/Equip./Postage/Misc.                $504.78
BankCard Center 4359    New Equipment/Supplies    $570.70
Barco Products Co.    Park Supplies    $2,270.80
Best Tugs, LLC    Airport New Equipment    $6,534.20
Black Hills Energy    Gas Service    $819.75
Boldon Welding & Repair Services    Shop Supplies    $74.06
C&H Tire+Trailer Repair LLC           Water Dept. Tire Repair    $20.00
Caselle Inc.    Office Support & Maintenance    $1,100.00
CenturyLink    Phones/Internet    $1,359.53
Communication Tech.    Radio Repairs/Equipment Repairs    $196.00
Connecting Point    Copier Lease     $100.00
Decker’s Food Center    Supplies    $84.43
Delta Dental Plan    Employee Paid Insurance    $888.20
Doyle J. Davies    Municipal Judge/Supplies    $1,110.00
Energy Laboratories Inc.    Water Samples    $125.00
Filener, Chantry            Fire Dept. New Equipment/Snow Removal    $818.86
Fired Up Rescue    Fire Dept. New Equipment    $1,910.00
Franks Parts Company    Equip. Repair/Parts/Supplies/Misc.    $2,152.67
Gefaller, Melissa    Utility Deposit Refund    $66.87
Global Propane     Fuel and Oil    $597.03
Golf & Sport Solutions    Golf Course Top Dressing    $1,475.38
Great West Trust Co    WRS 457 Plan Deferred    $200.00
Great American Financial Services    Copier Lease    $437.00
Greenough, Joanne    Ambulance Refund    $72.62
Hamilton Associates    Electric Meters & Equipment    $137.50
Herren Bros. True Value    Police Dept. Training Equipment    $877.40
Ideal Linen/Bluffs    Park & Shop Supplies    $233.24
Jergenson, Doug    Monthly Wage Animal Control    $1,400.00
Jirdon Agri Chemicals    Cemetery/Parks Fertilizer    $2,054.04
John Deere Financial    Golf Course New Equipment    $619.37
Jordan Automotive    Vehicle Tow    $91.00
Krein, Bo    Per Diem for Training    $110.00
Lexipol    Ambulance Training    $912.00
Lumen    Phone, Long Distance    $27.83
Lusk Herald                    Legal Advertising/Directory/Calendar    $2,256.89
Lusk Lodging Tax Board    Tax Distribution    $1,185.65
Matheson Tri-Gas Inc.    Ambulance Supplies    $96.85
Meier Building    Rent    $800.00
Meier Law Office    Monthly Retainer    $3,000.00
Midkiff Water Well Service    Club House Maintenance    $199.00
Midland Implement Co.    Equipment Repair    $733.79
Niobrara Chamber of Commerce    Promotion    $187.50
Niobrara County Library    Internet Service    $250.00
Niobrara County Treasurer     Communications Contract/Property Taxes                $12,976.54
Niobrara Electric    Utilities    $40.81
Normont Equipment    Supplies/Parts    $2,900.69
Northwest Pipe Fittings    Supplies    $385.16
One-Call of Wyoming    Tickets    $3.00
Owren, Jay    Postage    $5.50
Pitney Bowes Purchase Power     Postage    $520.99
PostMaster    Utility Bill Mailing    $241.14
Pro Force Law Enforcement    New Equipment    $2,863.00
QTPod    Annual Maintenance Fee    $1,402.00
R&R Products, Inc.    Parts & Supplies    $945.53
Richardson Construction    Airport Improvement Project    $55,121.76
Safety-Kleen Systems    Shop Supplies    $199.00
Silver Cliff Vet Clinic    Animal Control Expense    $80.00
Simplot Partners    Fertilizer/Chemicals/Seeds    $6,269.55
Spic & Span Cleaners    Streets Supplies    $952.00
TDS Trash Collection    Tipping Fees Transfer Station    $8,415.13
Torrington Office Supplies    Office Supplies    $144.94
Underground Enterprises    Transfer Station Haul    $2,250.00
USA Blue Book    New Equipment/Parts/Supplies    $185.01
Valley Motor Supply    Parts/Supplies    $212.23
Verizon Wireless    Cell Phones    $435.85
Visionary Communications    Fire Dept. Internet/Ambulance Internet    $195.79
W.E.B.T.    Employee Life Insurance    $65.25
W.M.P.A.    Electrical Power Purchase    $110,776.74
Western Medical Management, Inc.     Ambulance Billing    $808.63
Western United Electric    Parts/Supplies    $1,307.59
Whitaker Oil, Inc.    Fuel & Oil    $6,839.66
WY Dept. of Revenue    Wyoming Sales Tax Payable    $5,536.26
WY Dept. of Transportation    Outdoor Advertising    $30.00
WY Dept. of Workforce Services     Worker’s Compensation    $1,816.36
Wyoming First Aid and Safety Supply    Shop/Office Supplies    $318.20
Wyoming Machinery     Street Dept. Equipment    $332.79
WY Office of State Lands & Investments    Sanitation Debt Service            $21,885.75
WY Public Health Lab.    Quarterly Water Samples    $32.00
Wyoming Retirement    Government Contribution    $14,453.98
Total Vouchers     $474,728.47    
MANUAL CHECKS     April 2021    
Pete Kruse    Per Diem     $19.00
Royce Thompson    Per Diem    $19.00
Aflac    Payroll Deduction    $738.50
Verizon Wireless    P.D./Ambulance/Mayor Cell Phones    $871.64
WY Child Support    Garnishment, Writ of Assignment    $184.61
WY Child Support    Garnishment, Writ of Assignment    $184.61
Total    $2,017.36
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve the Treasurers Report, Financial Condition and Manual Checks. The report will be filed for audit. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve the minutes of the regular Council meeting on April 6, 2021. MOTION CARRIED.
Katrina Skibicki approached the Council on the Alumni Golf Tournament. She requested that the Town have the trail fees for the 24 out of town carts be waived and the fee to play be $45.00 per team (3-person team), which is the same as last year. COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve the fees for the Alumni Golf Tournament be the same as last year, out of town cart trail fees waived and $45.00 for a 3-person team. Mayor Lytle, Council Members Blackburn and Dooper voted aye, Council Member Carstensen voted nay. MOTION CARRIED.
Department Updates:
Sean Duffy Golf Course Superintendent reported that they are starting to mow, weed spraying, and gathering supplies for the coming golf season.
Royce Thompson Electric Superintendent/Airport Manager, stated that the pole contractors are changing out 10 to 13 poles in Town and will be finished on Thursday. The Airport building project is complete.
Police Chief Krein gave the incident report to the Council. The K-9 trials will be in Lusk May 15th and 16th. At that time K-9 Loki will be re-certified. The Side by Side will be available this week, which is being purchased with Homeland Security money. The department received three applications for the Police Officer position. All applicants are certified and live in-State.
Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer read the Letter from Wyoming Community Gas for the 2020 Community Contribution in the amount of $5,540.62. Natalie Flood Senior Business Development Manager for Wyoming Community Gas, invited the Council or a Representative for the Town of Lusk to attend their next board meeting on Thursday June 17th. Linda and Council Member Carstensen participated in a zoom meeting with Bruce Perryman AVI Engineer, several people from State Lands and Investment and DEQ. There was clarification on the application requirements. Beth Blackwell from SLIB will contact Lorraine Werner of USDA and explain the question on the RD Apply application. Bruce Perryman also asked about the increase in materials and if the bids come in above the estimate. SLIB will send a letter on how to ask for increased funding. Mayor Lytle voiced his concerns, if the requirements are not met to USDA standards, that they will not approve the loan after the project is complete. Council Member Carstensen stated that going forward, if the costs go up, we need to have all the information for the SLIB meeting in August.
Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works reported that clean-up week will be May 28th through June 5th. Todd met with the school and they will be doing a community clean-up on the May 19th in the morning. The crack-seal machine that was put out for bid takes a certain kind of material that is not sold in Wyoming. The pool will be prepped in the next week or two. Baseball field material and new dumpsters have been ordered.
Royce informed the Council on the Vistabeam Tower progress in the Business Park. The power outage will be May 9th  12:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 a.m. and May 15th 12:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 a.m.
Old Business:
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve the second reading of the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget with revenues of $13,904,841.00, and expenditures of $13,904,841.00. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to affirm the Amendments to the Agreement between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services with AVI Engineering. This does not change the dollar amount from the first agreement, but some requirements for the RUS USDA application. MOTION CARRIED.
New Business:
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve the Livestock Permit Renewal for Bernard B. & Connie R. Volk. MOTION CARRIED.
The In-Home Business Permit request for Bliss.ful Herbals by Sabrina Broberg was tabled until she could attend a meeting.
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN, to approve Resolution No. 21-4, A Resolution Authorizing Transfers in the 2020-2021 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.
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to accept the Engagement Letter from Carver Florek & James, CPAs for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Audit. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve Ordinance No. 8-10-100, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 8-10-100 of the Lusk Municipal Code to Include Bar and Grill Liquor Licenses to the List of Annual Licenses Which the Town of Lusk is Authorized to Issue, on first reading. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve Ordinance No. 8-10-110, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 8-10-110 of the Lusk Municipal Code to Set Liquor License Fees, on first reading. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER CARSTENSEN to move into Executive Session for personnel matters at 5:30 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
The Council reconvened into regular session at 6:15 p.m.
The Council directed Todd to contact the person that they decided on for Pool Manager. Todd is instructed to hire the summer help for the golf course and to inform the Golf Course Superintendent to leave the Town vehicle at the golf course and use it for Town golf course business only. The Council stated that Seasonal employees have no overtime.
The next regular Council meeting will be Tuesday June 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.
Douglas E. Lytle, Mayor
Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 5624. Published in The Lusk Herald on May 12, 2021