Public Notice No. 5680


MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

TOWN OF LUSK

OCTOBER 11, 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 Monday October 11, 2021.

Council Members Present: Mayor Doug Lytle, Council Members Tom Dooper and Dean Nelson

Absent:             Council Members Becky Blackburn and Calvin Carstensen

Also Present: Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Desirae Matthews-LeLeux, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Kianna Blackburn, Billing Clerk 

Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works 

Attorney Dennis Meier

Sean Duffy, Golf Course Supervisor

MAYOR LYTLE called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.

COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON MOVED, to approve the agenda, second by COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER. MOTION CARRIED. 

VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT

AFLAC Payroll Deduction $764.72

Allbright’s True Value Supplies $1,419.29

ALSCO/American Linen Mat Rental $163.39

ArchiveSocial, Inc. Support & Maintenance $1,488.65

BankCard Center 0344 Supplies/Subscriptions/Training/Postage/Equip $2,455.37

BankCard Center 1960 Ambulance Supplies $67.23

BankCard Center 2477 Parts $83.36

BankCard Center 4359 Supplies/Uniforms/New Equipment/Postage $2,387.55

Bauerkemper’s Inc. New Equipment $516.58

Black Hills Energy Gas Service $1,573.49

Bloomer’s Misc. $63.95

Border State Industries Electric Dept. Parts/Supplies/Line Upgrade $2,577.76

Burnitt, Michael Utility Deposit Refund $100.00

Bush-Wells Recreation Dept. Supplies $542.75

C&H Tire Vehicle Repair & Maintenance $736.12

Caselle Inc. Office Support & Maintenance $1,100.00

Casper College Institute Training $695.00

CenturyLink Phones/Internet $1,380.29

Cole, Patrick Sewer Line Maintenance $265.00

Connecting Point Copier Lease $100.00

DBT Transportation Services

AWOS Maintenance $5,769.75

Decker’s Food Center Supplies $109.59

Delta Dental Plan Employee Paid Insurance $895.65

Doyle J. Davies Municipal Judge $1,000.00

Emergency Medical Products Inc.

Ambulance Supplies $203.48

Franks Parts Company Equip. Repair/Parts/Supplies/New Equipment $3,214.20

GasFire Services Electric Dept. Vehicle $376.00

Great American Financial Services

Copier Lease $548.00

Great West Trust Co WRS 457 Plan Deferred $200.00

Gulley, Joshua Utility Deposit Refund $77.02

Hawkins, Inc. Chemicals $2,471.39

Hiway Brake & Alignment

PD Vehicle Repair $125.00

Hometown Country Uniforms $324.00

Hospital Auxiliary PD Office Supplies $50.00

Ideal Linen/Bluffs Shop Supplies $45.99

Interstate Batteries Vehicle Repair/Parts/Supplies $420.84

Jergenson, Doug Monthly Wage Animal Control $1,400.00

KGOS-AM/KERM-FM Advertising $135.00

Kunerth, Hunter Sewer Backflow Valve Refund $250.00

Lumen Phone, Long Distance $23.35

Lusk Fire Dept. Retirement Payable $862.48

Lusk Herald Legal Advertising/Directory/Calendar/Ad. $3,554.40

Lusk Lodging Tax Board

Tax Distribution $8,528.89

Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. Ambulance Supplies $96.85

McElroy, Jeff Sewer Backflow Valve Refund $250.00

Meier Building Rent $800.00

Meier Law Office Monthly Retainer $3,000.00

Midland Implement Co. Golf Course Equipment Repair $1,741.86

Newman Traffic Signs Streets Signs $287.79

Niobrara Chamber of Commerce

Promotion $187.50

Niobrara County Library Internet Service $250.00

Niobrara County Treasurer 

Communications Contract $6,301.50

Niobrara Electric Assoc. Utilities $41.13

Northwest Contractors Supply

Water Dept. Supplies $374.72

Northwest Pipe Fittings of Rapid City

Water Dept. Supplies/Maintenance/Repairs $2,357.15

Oftedal Construction Inc.

Phase I Payment #2 $498,926.47

One-Call of WY One Call Tickets $48.00

Owren, Jay Police Dept. Postage $12.55

Peterson Construction Washington Park Sidewalk $3,800.00

Pioneer Motel Utility Water Bill Correction $3,238.00

Pitney Bowes Global Financial

Leasing Charges $163.53

R&R Products, Inc. Golf Course Parts & Supplies $1,635.70

Ranchers Feed & Supply Parts & Supplies/Uniforms $161.90

Simplot Partners Golf Course Chemicals $1,259.50

Sinclair, Pine Bluffs Airport Fuel $4,238.39

Summit Fire & Security Supplies $507.90

TDS Trash Collection Tipping Fees Transfer Station $4,119.69

Torrington Office Supplies

Office Supplies $67.99

Town of Wheatland Electric Line Upgrade $90.00

Underground Enterprises Transfer Station Haul $2,700.00

Valley Motor Supply Supplies $50.28

Visionary Communications Inc.

Internet Service $391.58

W.E.B.T. Employee Life Insurance $69.75

W.M.P.A. Electrical Power Purchase $117,293.35

Westco Fuel & Oil $1,460.06

Western Medical Management

Ambulance Billing & Fee $672.22

Whitaker Oil, Inc. Fuel & Oil $5,574.51

WY Dept. of Revenue WY Sales Tax $5,092.73

WY Dept. of Workforce Services

Worker’s Compensation $2,162.43

Wyoming Machinery Equipment Repairs $556.39

WY Office State Lands & Investments

Loan Origination Fee, 

CCL Streets Phase I increase & Phase II $29,803.56

Wyoming Retirement Government Contribution $16,049.30

Total Vouchers $764,899.81

MANUAL CHECKS September 2021

Royce Thompson Per Diem $124.25

Stuart Coxhead Per Diem $64.00

Jeremiah Fink Per Diem $64.00

Clerk of District Court Garnishment, Writ of Assignment $348.56

WY Child Support Garnishment, Writ of Assignment $230.77

Kianna Blackburn Per Diem/Mileage $255.10

Desirae Matthews-LeLeux

Per Diem/Mileage $450.45

Postmaster Utility Billing $240.85

Postmaster Utility Billing/Increase in fee $10.69

Joseph Fife Football Ref. $60.00

Sean Johnson Football Ref. $30.00

K-Dogs & Catering Football Ref. Meal $42.00

Dylan Molzahn Football Ref. $60.00

Ty Molzahn Football Ref. $60.00

Rory Norberg Per Diem $19.00

David West Football Ref. $60.00

WREA Training Fee $400.00

Clerk of District Court Garnishment, Writ of Assignment $348.56

WY Child Support Garnishment, Writ of Assignment $230.77

Royce Thompson Mileage to Casper $114.24

Total $3,213.24

COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON, to approve the list of vouchers as presented. MOTION CARRIED.

COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON 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 NELSON MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve the minutes of the regular Council meeting on September 7, 2021. MOTION CARRIED.

Department Updates: 

Sean Duffy updated the Council on the golf course. He is winterizing the course and putting on top dressing. 

Desirae Matthews-LeLeux gave an update on the bill pay online companies. Invoice Cloud and Xpress Bill Pay gave the Town quotes. Desirae informed the Council that Xpress Bill Pay would be the best option for the Town.

Todd Skrukrud Director of Public Works, reported that the pool will be winterized and the sidewalk at Washington Park is complete. He gave an update on the infrastructure project. Curtiss from D.C. Drilling has looked at the well at the golf course. They will pull the liner and replace it to see if that will increase the water flow. If not, it is possible another well will need to be drilled.

Old Business:

COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON, to use the Wyoming Community Gas Distribution money for the sidewalk at Washington Park and a gas heater for the recycling center. MOTION CARRIED.

There was a discussion on the timeline for the bids for the infrastructure project for Third Street and Phase II. Mayor Lytle said that the contract for engineering with AVI was signed at the September meeting. He suggestion to Bruce Perryman, AVI Engineer to have an AVI contract for the duration of the project instead for each phase. This could make the project “shovel ready”. Bids for Third Street and Phase II are slated to be bid out in February or March. 

The Town of Lusk will archive their social media files with ArchiveSocial and was presented with a Social Media Policy for employees. COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve the Social Media Policy as presented. MOTION CARRIED.

New Business:

COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON, to approve the Livestock Permit Renewal for Ty Thompson.  MOTION CARRIED. 

The Council reviewed the Franchise Agreement with Visionary Communications, Inc. that Town Attorney Dennis Meier drew up. Mayor Lytle stated that this is a non-exclusive agreement. Mr. Meier stated that after the first reading the agreement will be sent to Visionary Communications, Inc. for their review and comments. Changes to the franchise agreement can be made before final approval. COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON, to approve Ordinance No. 2-40-100, An Ordinance Granting a Franchise to Visionary Communications, Inc. on Behalf of Itself and Its Operating Affiliates (“Visionary”) to Operate and Maintain a Telecommunications system (“System” or “The System”) in the Town of Lusk, Wyoming (“Town” or “The Town”), on First Reading . MOTION CARRIED. 

COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON, to approve Ordinance No. 6-10-110, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 6-10-110, to Include Nudity in Said Section as Public Indecency, on First Reading. MOTION CARRIED.

COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve Ordinance No. 9-10-100, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 9-10-100, to Prohibit Roosters within the Limits of the Town of Lusk, on First Reading. MOTION CARRIED. 

COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to accept the low bid from JB Engineers for Geotechnical Services, for Phase II of the Infrastructure Project in the amount of $10,750.00. MOTION CARRIED.

The next regular Council meeting will be Tuesday November 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned 

at 5:25 p.m.

Douglas E. Lytle, Mayor 

ATTEST:

Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer

Public Notice No. 5680. Published in The Lusk Herald on October 20, 2021.

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