City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in the City Council Chambers at 436 East 22nd Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Varney, Council Members Adams, Hill, Kelly and Law. Also Present: Clerk/Treasurer Strecker, Engineer Harkins, Assistant Chief of Police Matthews, Building Official Estes, Water/Wastewater Supervisor Troxel and Deputy City Clerk Anaya.
Mayor Varney called the meeting to order.
Clerk/Treasurer Strecker led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Varney announced that the City of Torrington will be hosting an open house reception in his honor on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Community Complex Pony Express Room. He invited the public to attend and stated that there will be refreshments and hors d’oeuvres being served.
Mayor Varney announced that Scottsbluff County offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 for the funeral of George H. W. Bush. He indicated that Goshen County offices will not be closed but that the County Commissioners in recognition of the life of public service of former President George H. W. Bush are encouraging each County office and resident to observe a moment of silence on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. as a tribute to his life. Mayor Varney stated that City of Torrington offices will be partaking in the moment of silence tribute and encouraged all City residents to do the same.
Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 11-20-18 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Adams moved and Councilman Law seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Patrick Zimmerer with Table Mountain Vineyards, LLC requested approval of a catering permit for a 21st & Main Wine Tasting and Holiday Parade Celebration to be held at 21st & Main on December 7, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Councilman Law moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve the catering permit as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
James Miller with 307 Sports Bar & Grill requested approval of a catering permit for a Golf Pro Shop Business After Hours Event to be held at 21st & Main on December 13, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Law seconded to approve the catering permit as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
James Miller with 307 Sports Bar & Grill requested approval of a catering permit for a City of Torrington Christmas Party to be held at 436 East 22nd Avenue in the Lincoln Community Complex Pony Express Room on December 14, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Councilman Kelly inquired about the requested hours for the permit for the duration of the event. Charlie Harshberger with 307 Sports Bar & Grill addressed the Mayor and Council. He indicated that the requested hours are not solely hours for the duration of the event that they also include an adequate amount of time for setup and cleanup of the catered event. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the catering permit as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
James Miller with 307 Sports Bar & Grill requested approval of a catering permit for a First State Bank Christmas Party to be held at 21st & Main on December 15, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Law seconded to approve the catering permit as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Eric Alden with J&B Liquor requested approval of a catering permit for a Third Thursday Event to be held at 1933 Main Street Unit A. on December 20, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Councilman Kelly moved and Councilman Law seconded to approve the catering permit as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Tammy Derr with Goshen County Economic Development and the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce requested approval of a special event permit for the 2018 Christmas Blessing Parade to be held on December 7, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Councilman Adams stated that his only concern is the fact that the application does not indicate that the applicant notified all business owners that will be affected by the blocking of parking stalls for the duration of the event. Mayor Varney instructed Assistant Chief of Police Matthews to verify with the applicant that all business owners have been notified and that the proper notification form which requires signatures is completely filled out and attached to the special event permit application. He indicated that he recommends waiving the special event permit fee due to the request being a community event. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the special event permit and to waive the special event permit fee as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Building Official Estes read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTION 18.68.020 OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2018 REVISIONS, RELATING TO THE CITY OF TORRINGTON, WYOMING, AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP BY ESTABLISHING “C-1A” ZONING FOR A TRACT OF LAND. Councilman Adams moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the ordinance on second reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Pro-Tem Adams stated that since the next item up for discussion directly involved Mayor Varney, he would need to be excused so that the Council could consider the approval of an ordinance on third reading relating to re-naming a City street pursuant to City ordinance 12.08.060.
Building Official Estes read by title AN ORDINANCE RE-NAMING A CITY STREET PURSUANT TO CITY ORDINANCE 12.08.060. He indicated that the ordinance re-names “Industrial Park Avenue” to now be known as “Varney Boulevard” in honor and recognition of Mayor Michael E. Varney’s dedication and commitment to the City of Torrington. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1204 as presented on third reading. Motion carried unanimously. Mayor Pro-Tem Adams announced that a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the re-named City street now known as “Varney Boulevard” will occur on site on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Clerk/Treasurer Strecker read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTION 3.04.040 F. OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2018 REVISIONS, RELATING TO WATER FEES. Councilman Adams moved and Councilman Law seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1205 as presented on third reading. Motion carried unanimously.
Water/Wastewater Supervisor Troxel addressed the Mayor and Council. He briefly summarized the proposed amendments in ordinance format to sections within the Torrington Municipal Code relating to definitions and prohibited sewer connections as they had previously been discussed in depth at a Work Session held by the City Council on November 27, 2018. Water/Wastewater Supervisor Troxel indicated that the requested edits to the ordinance that resulted from the Work Session were made and are reflected on the current version of the ordinance. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTIONS 13.16.007. AND 13.16.050. C. OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2019 REVISIONS, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS AND PROHIBITED SEWER CONNECTIONS. Councilman Adams moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Water/Wastewater Supervisor Troxel addressed the Mayor and Council. He briefly summarized the sections in ordinance format that are being recommended to be created within the Torrington Municipal Code relating to best management practices (BMPs), cost recovery, and enforcement, violations and penalties as they had previously been discussed in great detail at a Work Session held by the City Council on November 27, 2018. Water/Wastewater Supervisor Troxel stated that the requested revisions to the ordinance that resulted from the Work Session were made and are reflected on the current version of the ordinance. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker read by title AN ORDINANCE CREATING AND ENACTING SECTIONS 13.16.140., 13.16.150. AND 13.16.160. OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2019 REVISIONS, RELATING TO BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs), COST RECOVERY, AND ENFORCEMENT, VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES. Councilman Law moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Varney read a Cable Television Rate Increase Notice received on behalf of Vyve Broadband, LLC. The notice stated that Vyve Broadband has continued to invest in its networks during 2018 in an effort to bring the communities it serves next-generation services. It indicated that as plans are made for the remainder of 2018, Vyve Broadband has evaluated their expenses and determined that the amount that is paid to bring popular video programming to its customers has increased significantly again this year and listed rate increases that will take effect on billing statements received after January 1, 2019. The notice concluded by stating that Vyve Broadband will continue to work hard to provide the greatest quality of service at the best possible value and that Vyve Broadband pledges to work daily to enhance the customer experience.
The bills from 11-21-18 to 12-04-18 were presented for payment. Councilman Law moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve the bills for payment as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Varney announced that Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) will be hosting a Student Art Show with Rebecca Green, a Book & CD Signing with John D. Nesbitt and a Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the EWC Fine Art Auditorium. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Councilman Law moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded that there being no further business to come before the Council to adjourn at 7:41 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 64427 AFLAC payroll withholding 564.52;64428 CIRCUIT COURT OF GOSHEN CO payroll withholding 442.35;64429 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 13220.54;64430 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 194.44;64431 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 235.97;64432 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 1516.00;64433 882-NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS. payroll withholding 160.00;64434 MERIDIAN TRUST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION payroll withholding 2023.00;64435 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 359.37;64436 SOUTH TORRINGTON WATER & SEWER DISTRICT museum-water/sewer 60.00;64437 STANDARD INSURANCE CO premium-long term disability 2049.51;64438 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE select flex contributions 2989.70;64439 WY CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT payroll withholding 202.45;64440 WY CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT payroll withholding 262.61;64441 WY DEPT OF REVENUE sales/use tax 16382.08;64442 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS Torr Vol EMT Pension 60.00;64443 WYRULEC CO firefighter annual incentive 1715.76;64444 TORRINGTON SAGE APT final bill-credit return 20.29;64445 BELL PARK TOWER final bill-deposit return 115.34;64446 FERGUSON, RYAN M. final bill-deposit return 53.71;64447 UNITED CONSTRUCTION SERVICES final bill-deposit return 87.13;64448 JUMA, CAMERON D. final bill-deposit return 17.78;64449 LARSON, CHARLES & PAULA final bill-credit return 8.12;64450 AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOC membership dues 324.00;64451 AVI PC WWTP Plan Review-retainage 4752.99; 64452 TORRINGTON TREADS tires 1696.64;64453 BENZEL PEST CONTROL INC. spraying fees 185.00; 64454 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON strike anchors,level,floor/wall trim,stain,extension cords, wood cleaner,wall plates,screws,staples,birch underlayment,casings,base shoe,wood filler,trowel,weld wire,swivel connectors,galvanized straps/tee/nipple,nut,bolt,bulbs,grills,door draft dodgers,glove, screwdriver,oak insert,extender tee,battery,pipe thread compound,bushing,mop,spray paint,outlet adapter,felt pad,outdoor timer/cords 1653.91;64455 BLUFFS SANITARY SUPPLY INC. napkins,plastic ware,trash bag liners 151.51;64456 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. mouse traps,silicone caulk/sealant,toilet wax rings,weatherproof covers,bulbs,flat tire fix goops,blower motor,handwarmers,chopsaw wheel, spray paint,wall plate,pressure washer gun,nozzle,galvanized vinyl coat cables,sandpaper,cleaner, adjustable sprayer,angle grinder,wheel abrasives,aluminum scoops,pushbroom,caulk gun,cat litter, antifreeze,wind resistant lighter,tool bag,combo kit drill driver,car freshener 895.87;64457 BORDER STATES INDUSTRIES INC. fire resistant work clothes/jackets,conduit straps,meter base,zinc hub,bolt cutter repl unit,connectors 2215.56;64458 BURBACH AQUATICS INC. repair tile,basic services, reimbursables 20291.87;64459 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC aviation gas,jet fuel,terminal maint fee 19080.12;64460 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ambulance supplies 184.11;64461 CONTRACTORS MATERIALS INC. work pants,paint 1239.40;64462 CUMMINS INC. planned maint 538.58;64463 DANA KEPNER CO INC. water meter test bench 17096.84;64464 DECKER, STEVE road salt 2625.92;64465 DPC INDUSTRIES INC. sodium hypo 2550.01;64466 NORTHERN EXPOSURE COMPUTER CENTER black toner 170.00;64467 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC. lab test 22.00;64468 FASTENAL CO bleach,floor dry,hand wash,screws,drill driver kit,washers,nuts,sweeping compound,batteries,duct tape,grinding/cutting wheels,gloves 883.38; 64469 FLOYD'S TRUCK CENTER INC. mirror heat rocker switch 24.91;64470 G & L CONCRETE cement 260.00;64471 GOSHEN CO TREASURER property tax 54990.74;64472 JCG TECHNOLOGIES INC. support services-liberty court recorder 920.00;64473 KATH BROADCASTING CO LLC tower rent,ads 255.00;64474 L I E A P - STATE OF WY deposit refund 189.00;64475 LED EMERGENCY VEHICLE LIGHTING INC. siren speakers 369.00;64476 LIFEMED SAFETY INC. adult/child electrode pads 140.00;64477 MAILFINANCE INC. postage machine lease 375.00;64478 NEOFUNDS by NEOPOST postage 687.14;64479 MCMASTER-CARR SUPPLY CO pressure regulator female inlet x outlet 137.10;64480 PANHANDLE COOP drinks 35.80; 64481 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 60.00;64482 PINNACLE BANK usps,travel expenses-fuel/ lodging/meals/transportation,retirement-clock/decorations,cell phone case,acc climate control,led visor lights,ladder/headache rack,tablecloths,table runners,step/floor mat/light mount kits,office chair,staff meal-snow removal 2883.59;64483 PRINT EXPRESS INC. ups 14.60;64484 VALLEY MOTOR SUPPLY bit set, sprayer nozzles,couplings,dsl treatments,wiper blades,air/oil filters,razor blade scraper/cartridge,mud flaps,metal toggle switch,speaker wire,starters,pc card,blower motor/resistor,mount tape,auvecopak, utility led lights,plugs,spark plug boots,red grease,lube,oil,washer fluid,brake cleaner,micro add-a-circuit,seat cover,clutch kit,grinder wheel 1805.04;64485 EASTERN WY EYE CLINIC safety glasses 448.00; 64486 1000BULBS.COM led lights 880.63;64487 SMITTY'S REPAIR SERVICE rounds iron,gas rods 44.78; 64488 SNOW CREST CHEMICALS LLC hot water closed loop contract 125.00;64489 SHOPKO STORES OPERATING CO LLC Christmas lights,holiday supplies-reimb by donations 316.19;64490 SZYMANSKI, DANIEL JAMES Airport Operator Contract 1562.50;64491 SZYMANSKI, DANIEL JAMES air fuel 401.50; 64492 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT professional services 800.00;64493 U S POSTMASTER annual rent 116.00;64494 CENTURYLINK data lines 1239.06;64495 VALLEY MERCANTILE CO INC. pilot bearings, paint,oil/fuel/bobcat filters,spark plugs 373.41;64496 VERIZON WIRELESS cell phones,data-tablets/ hotspot/EM 1021.57;64497 WALTON, JAMES H. Airport Operator Assistant Contract 970.00;64498 WEST WINDS TREE SERVICE line clearance 6500.00;64499 API SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS surge protector,duct photo detector,service/travel labor 810.86;64500 WY RURAL WATER 2019 Voting Membership 450.00; 64501 WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION license plate 5.00;64502 WY DEQ annual tank fees 800.00;64503 RESPOND FIRST AID SYSTEMS OF WY 1st aid kit supplies 56.02;64504 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS retirement 60289.84;64505 WY STATE FIREMEN'S ASSOC death benefit mutual aid members 412.50; 64506 WY THEATRE TWO LLC movie passes 550.00;64507 WY DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES workers compensation 15028.96;64508 TD REAL ESTATE final bill-deposit return 121.09;64509 SCHWARTZKOPF, BRIAN final bill-deposit return 32.04
Public Notice No. 6910 published in the Torrington Telegram December 14, 2018.