Public Notice No. 6102




June 4, 2024, 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, June 4, 2024.

Council Members Present: Mayor Doug Lytle, Council Members Dean Nelson, Tom Dooper, Chantry Filener, Ron Pfister, and Council Member Elect Justin Bo Krein

Also Present: Attorney Dennis Meier, Todd Skrukrud, Public Works Director, Desirae Matthews-LeLeux, Clerk/Treasurer, Taylor Willis, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, Trevor Barner, Golf Course Superintendent, Mike Mayville, EMS Director, Jacob Gordon, Police Chief

Danny Matney led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve a consent agenda for item numbers three (3) through six (6). MOTION CARRIED.


14 County Tire Shop- Vehicle Repair $327.32, AFLAC- Payroll Deduction $1,272.30, Allbright’s True Value- Supplies $2,317.27, ALSCO/American Linen- Mat Rental $96.90, AT&T Mobility- PD Phones/Tablets $445.65, Bartel, Susan- Utility Deposit Refund $59.17, Bauerkemper’s Inc- Shop Vehicle Repair $121.73, Body Builders Body Shop- Cemetery Vehicle Repair $93.41, Border State Industries Inc.- Electric Line Upgrade $1,188.58, Bound Tree Medical LLC- Ambulance Supplies $269.12, Brown Co- Airport Parts/Supplies $340.86, Caselle Inc.- Office Support & Maintenance $1,308.00, Century Link- Phone Services $1,099.30, CMIT Solutions of WY Center- PD Firewall $130.00, CNA Surety- Insurance Bond-Youngquist $175.00, CNM Plumbing & Heating, LLC- Camera Sewer Line/Project $220.00, Connecting Point- Copier Lease $100.00, Doyle J. Davies- Municipal Judge/Supplies $1,136.00, Dell Marketing L.P.- Cyber Security New Equipment $3,585.21, Delta Dental- Employee Dental Insurance $991.15, Driven Powersports & Marine- PD Polaris Service $795.20, Energy Laboratories INC.- Water Samples $66.00, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc- Streets Oil/chips $8,088.57, Ferguson Waterworks #1116- Pool Equipment Repair/Parts $279.00, Franks Parts Company- Parts/Supplies/Repairs $1,553.23, Geographic Innovations- Cemetery Parcel Viewer $475.00, Gordon, Jacob- K9 Fuel Reimbursement/USPCA Certification $89.63, Great American Financial Services- Copier Lease $100.00, Hawkins, Inc- Pool Chemicals $80.55, HDR, Inc- Consultant Fees $24,529.89, IRBY- Electric Line Upgrade $540.53, Jassman, David- AR Overpayment $71.52, Jergenson, Doug- Monthly Wage Animal Control $1,540.00, Jirdon Agri Chemicals- Parks Fertilizer $210.75, LACAL Equipment, Inc.- Street Parts $302.28, LeLeux Enterprise, LLC- Golf Course Pro Shop $3,000.00, Lexipol- Ambulance Training $675.24, Lumen- Phone, Long Distance $19.88, Lusk Herald- Legal Advertising/Advertising $2,276.17,

Lusk Lodging Tax Board- Tax Distribution $2,834.58, Marc- Shop Vehicle Repair/Maint. $205.37, Matheson Tri-Gas Inc- Ambulance Supplies $51.57, McKee, Dawn- Lifeguard Training $200.00, Meier Building- Rent $800.00, Meier Law Office- Monthly Retainer $3,000.00, Midland Implement Co.- Parts/Supplies $1,089.94, Motorola Solutions, Inc- Ambulance New Equipment $20,151.97, Municipal Emergency Svcs- Fire Dept SCBA Testing $2,717.96, Niobrara County Weed & Pest- Street Chemicals $2,622.00, Niobrara Chamber of Commerce- Promotion $187.50, Niobrara County Library- Internet Service $250.00, Niobrara County Treasurer- Communication Contract/Property Tax $6,301.50, Niobrara Electric Association- Utilities/sewer pumping $1,563.76, One-Call of Wyoming- Dig Tickets $16.50, Osage Lake Designs, LLC- Rec Dept uniforms $969.00, Petty Cash- Dues/Fees/Postage/safety equip $76.49, Pitney Bowes Inc- Supplies $91.29, Pitney Bowes Purchase Power- Postage $16.61, QTPod- Airport Subscription           $1,675.00, Ramkota Hotel- Annual Water Conference $348.00, Ranchers Feed and Supply- Parts/Supplies $78.16, Rawhide Drug- Supplies $9.99, Roetman, Brett- Ground Control $210.00, Rollins, Elaine- Utility Deposit Refund $184.75, Safeguard Business Systems, Inc- Municipal Court Supplies $508.92, Sinclair, Pine Bluffs- Airport Fuel $3,725.37, TDS Trash Collection Serv.            - Tipping Fees $5,494.10, The Radar Shop- PD Radio Recert. $832.50, The Sherwin-Williams Company- Street Paint $941.59, Torrington Office Supplies- Supplies $86.42, Underground Enterprises- Transfer Station Fees/Tires $2,625.00, Visa 0681- Subscriptions/Supplies/Election $1,971.39, Visa 0699- Building Upkeep/Supplies $1,452.03, Visa 0707- Supplies/Support/K-9/Subscription/ Postage $407.76, Visa 0731- Clubhouse maintenance $631.99, Visionary Broadband- Internet Service $562.80, W.M.P.A.- Power Purchase $87,639.76, Warne Chemical & Equipment Co- Street Chemicals $283.97, Western Medical Management- Ambulance Billing Fee $560.24, WEX Bank- Fleet Fuel $4,332.86, WY Dept of Revenue- Sales Tax $5,106.00, WY Dept of Transportation- PD Fuel Purchase $818.83, WY Dept of Transportation- Fuel License $25.00, WY Dept. of Workforce Services- Worker’s Compensation $2,987.19, WY Educators Benefit Trust- Employee Insurance $28,287.75, WY Machinery Corp- Street Equip. Repair $153.38. Total Vouchers $255,057.20.


Circuit Court of Niobrara County- Writ of Wages, Garnishment $335.22, Wyoming Child Support- Writ of Wages, Garnishment $307.84, Black Hills Energy    - Gas Utilities $790.27,

Pomp's Tire- Streets Equip. Repair $9,737.84, Visa 0699- Water Samples, Parts/Supplies $2,322.97, Visa 0715- Ambulance Emergency Coverage $1,224.00, Postmaster- Utility Billings $320.74, Kruse, Pete- Mileage- Meeting $140.70, Norberg, Rory- Per Diem/ Sewer Pump Pickup $20.00, Cash- Pool Money $100.00, Circuit Court of Niobrara County- Writ of Wages, Garnishment $335.78, Circuit Court of Niobrara County- Writ of Wages, Garnishment $549.13, Wyoming Child Support- Writ of Wages, Garnishment $307.84, Hammer, Joyce Linda- Per Diem/Mileage Training $160.84, Kerkes, Fionna- Per Diem Training $59.00, Steemke, Sean- Per Diem Training  $59.00, Bauersachs, Addisyn - Per Diem Training $177.00, Duffy, Joseph- Per Diem Training $177.00, Duffy, Padraic- Per Diem Training $177.00, Goodwin, Kayden- Per Diem Training        $177.00, Kleinburg, Taylor- Per Diem/Mileage Training $482.52, Matthews, Corbin- Per Diem Training $177.00. Total $18,138.69.

ACH - May 2024

Lusk State Bank- Health Savings Account $5,833.40, Elevon- Office Credit Card Fees $391.94, Wyoming Retirement System- Government Contribution $15,255.94, Xpress Bill Pay- Online Bill Pay Fees $119.00, Verizon Wireless- Ambulance Phones $72.48. Total $21,672.76.

Mayor Lytle called for public comment on the 2024-2025 Fiscal Year Budget – No comment.


Will Arthur with Attentive Benefits, a preventative care online portal of benefits for the employee, handed out a packet and walked through a presentation of the portal. The purpose of this portal is to create healthier outcomes for the employees, lower claims on group health plans and create a tax incentive for both the employer and the employee. The Council agreed for the program to be presented to the employees and it is up to the employees to enroll.

Cass Matney requested the use of the golf course on Saturday, August 10, 2024, for a 9-hole Niobrara County Trap Tee Toss golf tournament with reduced green fees. She stated the funds would go to the school lunch program. COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PFISTER to approve the tournament date with reduced green fees of $12 per golfer and working with the Pro Shop. Council member Filener abstained. MOTION CARRIED.

Department Updates

Department updates were given by Chief Gordon, Trevor Barner, Mike Mayville, Desirae LeLeux, and Todd Skrukrud.

Old Business:

COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve the third reading of the budget for fiscal year 2024-2025, Revenue $25,030,505.67, Expenditures $25,030,505.67. There was discussion on lodging tax and how it is used. MOTION CARRIED.

COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PFISTER, to approve Ordinance No. 11-25-120, An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 11-25-120 to Add A Sub-Paragraph (e) Providing Rates for Yard Lights, on third reading. MOTION CARRIED.

COUNCIL MEMBER NELSON MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER, to approve Ordinance No. 9-10-100, An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 9-10-100 to Clarify What Approval is Required to Obtain a Permit to Keep Animals in Town Limits and To Correct Permit Renewal Requirements, on third reading. MOTION CARRIED.

COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER, to approve Ordinance No. 7-15-100, An ordinance amending existing ordinance No. 7-15-100 which establishes maximum speed limits within the Town of Lusk, on second reading. MOTION CARRIED.

COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PFISTER, to approve the grave-buy-back from Carl Porter, E-6-1- graves 1&2 for $300. MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor Lytle thanked Council Member Dean Nelson for his six years of support on the council.

Town Attorney Dennis Meier administered the Oath of Office to Council Members Elect Thomas Dooper, Ronson Pfister and Justin Bo Krein.

New Business:

COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER, to approve a livestock permit renewals for Royce Thompson- chickens, Randy & Cindy Starkey- poultry, Leslie R Erwin – chickens & turkey, and Jeptha Willoughby- chickens. MOTION CARRIED.

COUNCIL MEMBER DOPPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER KREIN, to approve the pasture lease renewal for J.V. Boldon, 6 ½ acres located in the business park for a two-year lease at $200 per year. MOTION CARRIED.

COUNCIL MEMBER FILENER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PFISTER, to approve the commercial building lease renewal for Dennis C. Meier, d/b/a Meier Building, 221 S. Main Street. MOTION CARRIED.

COUNCIL MEMBER DOOPER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PFISTER, to approve the open container permits for 1) Sheila Youngquist & Michelle Fife – Northside Softball Field, softball season June 3 – August 5, 2024, as amended to specify Mondays and the Sunday and Monday of tournament only and limited to the playing field area only; and 2) Ed Rapp Washington Park, June 7, 2024, and Northside Park, June 8, 2024, as presented. Prevention Specialist Kassidy Miller and a community member spoke against issuing the permit for the softball season. There was much discussion on the subject. MOTION CARRIED 4-1.

The next regular council meeting will be Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 6:22p.m.

Douglas E. Lytle, Mayor

ATTEST: Desirae Matthews-LeLeux, Clerk/Treasurer

Public Notice No. 6102. Published in The Lusk Herald on June 19, 2024.