Public Notice No. 5547


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.
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
Total    $706.46        

Department Updates:
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.
Old Business:
The Town will have a review of 2019-2020 Audit by conference call at the January meeting at 4:00 p.m.
New Business:
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.