Public Notice No. 5935
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
TOWN OF LUSK
MAY 2, 2023, 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 2, 2023.
Council Members Present: Mayor Doug Lytle, Council Members Dean Nelson, Tom Dooper, Chantry Filener, Adam Dickson
Also Present: Attorney Dennis Meier; Desirae Matthews-LeLeux, Clerk/Treasurer; Linda Frye, Grant Manager; Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works; Chief Bo Krein; Taylor Willis, Utility Billing Clerk; Trevor Barner, Golf Course Superintendent; Joyce Hammer, Swimming Pool Manager
The Tiger Club led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
MAYOR LYTLE called the meeting to order at 4:59 p.m.
COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER N
ELSON, to approve a consent agenda for item numbers three (3) through six (6). MOTION CARRIED.
VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT 14 County Tire, Tires/Repairs, $4,047.56, AFLAC, Payroll Deduction, $744.74, Allbright’s True Value, Supplies, $1,034.65, ALSCO/American Linen, Mat Rental, $156.08, BankCard Center 2477, Subscriptions/Supplies, $1,094.22, BankCard Center 3814, Postage/Parts & Supplies, $399.95, BankCard Center 4389, Golf Course Supplies, $92.83, BankCard Center 9385, Training/ Parts & Supplies, $292.96, Black Hills Energy, Gas Service, $769.12, Boldon Welding & Repair Sv, Equipment Repairs, $1,122.59, Carrot-Top Industires, Parks Parts & Supplies, $358.10, Caselle Inc., Office Support & Maintenance, $1,233.00, Casper Star-Tribune, Airport Bids, $915.00, Century Link, Phones/Internet, $942.41, Century Lumber Center, Cemetery Supplies, $39.27, CMIT Solutions of WYCenter, PD Information Tech, $1,037.00, Connecting Point, Copier Lease, $100.00, Dana Kepner Co., Water Parts & supplies, $601.96, Doyle J. Davies, Municipal Judge, $1,000.00, Decker’s Food Center, Supplies, $111.78, Delta Dental, Employee Paid Insurance, $883.30, Emergency Medical Products, Ambulance Supplies, $321.63, First Net, PD Phones, $244.90, Franks Parts Company, Parts/Supplies/Repairs, $4,196.04, Gasfire Services, FD Vehicle Maintenance, $78.92, Geographic Innovations, Cemetery Parcel Viewer Yearly, $450.00, Great American Financial Services, Copier Lease, $311.00, Hawkins, Inc, Pool Maintenance & Operation $6,054.06, Imhof, Tad, Utility Deposit Refund, $65.63, Interstate Batteries, Parts & supplies, $172.90, Jergenson, Doug, Monthly Wage Animal Control, $1,400.00, Jirdon Agri Chemicals, Fertilizer, $13,825.00, Lawson Products, Inc., Supplies, $214.55, LIEAP State of WY, Refund over payments, $211.49, Lumen, Phone, Long Distance, $26.31, Lusk Herald, Legal Advertising/Advertising, $5,684.55, Lusk Lodging Tax Board, Tax Distribution, $1,101.84, Meier Building, Rent, $800.00, Meier Law Office, Monthly Retainer, $3,000.00, Midland Implement Co, Parts & Supplies, $121.64, Miller, Patricia, EMT Training Reimbursement, $158.00, Niobrara Chamber of Commerce, Promotion, $187.50, Niobrara County Library, Internet Service, $250.00, Niobrara County Treasurer , Communications Contract/Property Tax, $6,301.50, Northwest Pipe Fittings of Rapid City, Parts & Supplies, $615.88, One-Call of Wyoming, Parks Equipment Repair, $16.75, Security Insurance Agency, Bond Fees, $175.00, Stallman, Jessica, Reimburse Class Fee/Per Diem Training, $466.50, Stinker Stores Inc, Fuel, $6,889.32, TDS Trash Collection, Tipping Fees Transfer Station/Pump out, $5,905.63, Torrington Office Supplies, Supplies, $370.61, Underground Enterprises, Transfer Station Haul, $1,800.00, Visionary Communications Inc., Internet Service, $541.31, W.M.P.A., Electrical Power Purchase, $105,007.24, WAM/WCCA, Shop Heaters, $786.55, Western Medical Mng. Inc, Ambulance Billing Service, $562.12, WY Dept of Revenue, Sales Tax, $6,294.62, WY Dept of Agriculture, Food Service License, $50.00, WY Dept. of Workforce Services, Worker’s Compensation, $1,911.72, WY Educators Benefit Trust, Employee Medical/Life Premiums, $27,472.00, WY Office State Lands, Loan Payment, $21,885.75, Wyoming Retirement, Government Contribution, $15,569.01, Total Vouchers, $258,473.99
MANUAL CHECKS April 2023
Norberg, Rory, Per Diem- Water Samples, $20.00 , Circuit Court of Nio County, Writ of Wages, Garnishment, $525.06, Clerk of District Court, Second Judicial, Writ of Wages, Garnishment, $348.56, Wyoming Child Support, Writ of Wages, Garnishment, $184.61, Kruse, Pete, Per Diem- Meeting, $20.00 , Thompson, Royce, Per Diem- Meeting, $20.00, Eddy, John, Training Per Diem/Mileage, $366.00, Norberg, Rory, Training Per Diem/Mileage, $366.00, Fink, Jeremiah, Training Per Diem/Mileage, $150.00, Freudenthal & Bonds, P.C., Sewage/Water Revenue Bond Fees, $35,000.00, WY Water Dev. Commission, Water Loan Payoff, $59,378.80, Postmaster, Utility Mailings, $314.41, Circuit Court of Nio County, Writ of Wages, Garnishment, $506.85, Clerk of District Court, Second Judicial, Writ of Wages, Garnishment, $348.56, Wyoming Child Support, Writ of Wages, Garnishment, $184.61, Krein, Bo, Training Per Diem/Mileage, $353.00, Tollman, Rhonda, Reimburse Postage, $17.35, Petty Cash, Postage/Title Fee/Grant Easement Filings, $52.30, Total, $98,156.11
Teacher Assistant Cass Matney shared with the Council about The Tiger Club’s after school microsociety program that started up this past summer and is funded through 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The children that participate in microsociety run a town and have jobs and run their own businesses.
Ed Tirado with American Legion Post #1 shared that the 2023 Convention will be held June 15th to June 18th and asked if the council would provide discount tickets or coupons for the families that will be coming and providing an ad for the booklet. Tirado asked if a Welcome Proclamation could be issued, as well. The council tabled the requests for the special meeting being held May 12th at 9:00am.
Rob Carpenter with the Lusk Liquor Store wants to change his current Liquor License from a Sole Proprietor to an LLC. COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER, to approve not charging an additional licensing fee, pending the property being leased or deeded to the LLC and all paperwork is approved by the Town Clerk and the WY Liquor Division. MOTION CARRIED.
Updates were given by Bo Krein, Trevor Barner, Joyce Hammer, Desirae LeLeux, and Todd Skrukrud.
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER, to approve changing the pool pass amounts for Individual Adult Season Pass to $90.00, Children pass 6-18 years $75.00, 4-member Family Pass to $180 with addition members at $25.00 (with children under 5 listed on pass), 10-day punch pass for $20.00, and monthly pass for $75.00. MOTION CARRIED. The swimming pool will open on June 1st, 2023.
COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER, to approve the Billboard Lease agreement with the Silver Dollar Bar in the amount of $200.00 per year. MOTION CARRIED.
Free Dump Week is scheduled for May 19-26th. One free dump for residential customers.
COUNCIL MEMBER DICKSON MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON, to approve Ordinance No. 8-15-150, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 8-15-150 At paragraph (F)(5) to Require That All Servers, Bartenders, Bar Backs and Managers of Retail Liquor Establishments Having a Permit to Provide Food Services to Minors Be Tips Trained Before Being Allowed to Work in the Establishment, on third reading. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DICKSON, to disapprove the Liquor License Renewal for the Niobrara Country Club. MOTION CARRIED.
The second reading of the fiscal year budget 2023-2024 was presented to the Council. The
second reading has a revenue of $32,486,559, expenditures of $32,214,642, making a
positive balance of $271,917. COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve the 2023-2024 fiscal year budget with 3% raises across the board, on second reading. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve the Legend of Rawhide Golf Tournament on July 29th, with reduced green fees of $15 for 18 holes per golfer. Council Member Nelson abstained. MOTION CARRIED.
Jackie Hite spoke on behalf of the Manville 4th of July Committee and would like to schedule a Golf Tournament on June 19th. The council asked that more information be provided about the tournament and tabled it until the May 12th meeting.
COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER, to approve the livestock permit renewal for Ben Volk. 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 at Paragraph (b)(5) from 300 feet to 100 feet in the requirements to obtain approval from surrounding residential landowners as a condition of obtaining a permit to keep livestock within the Town of Lusk, on first reading. There was discussion on applicants having issues being able to obtain signatures from surrounding property owners. And other discussion on the change in distance only applying to poultry. COUNCIL MEMBERS NELSON, FILENER AND DOOPER VOTED AYE. MAYOR LYTLE AND COUNCIL MEMBER DICKSON VOTED NAY. MOTION CARRIED.
COUNCIL MEMBER DICKSON MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER, to move into executive session for personnel at 6:10pm. MOTION CARRIED.
The council reconvened into regular session at 6:36 p.m.
A Special Council Meeting will be held on May 12th, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 6:36 p.m.
Douglas E. Lytle, Mayor
Desirae Matthews-LeLeux, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 5935. Published in The Lusk Herald on May 10, 2023.