City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in the City Council Chambers at 436 East 22nd Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Adams, Council Members Kinney, Law and Mattis. Also Present: Clerk/Treasurer Strecker, Attorney Eddington, Engineer Harkins, and Chief of Police Hurd, Fire Chief Petsch, and Deputy City Treasurer Triplett. Absent: Council Member Hill, Building Official Estes and Deputy City Clerk Anaya.
Mayor Adams called the meeting to order.
Chief of Police Hurd led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams commended the Torrington High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams for qualifying for state. He also made mention and commended those from Torrington High School wrestling team who participated at state. Mayor Adams stated that demolition process of Roy’s Cold Storage should begin Thursday.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Mattis seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 02-19-19 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Marshall and Public Works Director Pregnell with the Town of LaGrange addressed the Council. Town of LaGrange Mayor Marshall requested Council approval of a joint resolution to transfer left over funds from the BFY15/16 County Wide Consensus Block Grant to be used for the LaGrange Lagoon Project in the amount of $24,889.00. Councilman Law moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve Resolution No. 2019-05 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Law moved and Councilman Mattis seconded to approve the agenda as amended to allow the LaGrange change in CWC Funding request. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington administered the Oath of Office to new Peace Officer Mills.
Chief of Police Hurd presented Exceptional Conduct Awards to several officers with the intent to recognize employees who stepped up and helped out while being short staffed. Chief Hurd recognized four officers: Sergeant Davis, Sergeant Connelly, Peace Officer Ryall, and Master Police Officer Curtis. Chief Hurd also recognized Sergeant Rostad for being selected by DCI to be the Task Force Officer.
Clerk/Treasurer Strecker presented the financial report as of December 31st, 2018. She stated the current cash balance was $13,812,859.12, then after adding unearned revenue, subtracting unexpended appropriations and restricted cash, the total net cash reserve was $7,364,848.19. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Law seconded to accept the financial report as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Clerk/Treasurer Strecker presented the Approval of filing 2019 PCA Adjustment with the Wyoming Public Service Commission. Strecker stated that we are projecting a decrease in wholesale power costs this year. She said MEAN has reduced their energy rate as well as their fixed cost. Strecker commented that last year, we received a large energy credit of $369,000. She explained that our electric rate is proposed to go down .01350 which is over .01 cent per kWh. Councilman Law moved and Councilman Mattis seconded to approve the filing 2019 PCA Adjustment with the Wyoming Public Service Commission. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 02-20-19 to 03-05-19 were presented for payment. Councilman Mattis moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the bills for payment as presented. Motion carried unanimously
Councilman Law moved and Councilman Kinney seconded that there being no further business to come before the Council to adjourn at 7:43 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 64935 VOID; 65080 ADDISON CONSTRUCTION CO Cold Springs-structure steel/ material 38,647.57; 65081 NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS payroll withholding 160.00; 65082 M.C. SCHAFF & ASSOCIATES INC. airport taxiway relocation 18,446.99; 65083 SOUTH TORRINGTON WATER & SEWER DISTRICT water & sewer-Homesteader’s Museum 60.00; 65084 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE 2/19 Select Flex Contributions 2,576.94; 65085 WY DEPT OF REVENUE 1/2019 sales & use tax 20,325.88; 65086 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 2/19 retirement law enforcement 56,874.39; 65087 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS 02/19 Volunteer EMT Pension 60.00; 65088 WY DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES 2/19 workers compensation 13,899.52; 65089 ESTES RHONDA 288 miles @ .58 reimburse miles for training in Casper 167.04; 65090 WATSON, RANDAL S. final bill deposit return 77.77; 65091 BOLTJES, CHERYL return ambulance overpayment 30.66; 65092 MARTIN, CHRISTOPHER ambulance overpayment 642.00; 65093 WOODRUFF, BERNIE ambulance overpayment 259.20; 65094 TRIPLETT, DODI reimburse 2 meals-Caselle training-Casper 25.17; 65095 ILG, DANIEL final bill credit return 135.35; 65096 STOEGER,TIM final bill credit return 235.09; 65097 HIGH PLAINS APT final bill deposit return 104.23; 65098 TORRINGTON SAGE APT final bill deposit return 66.75; 65099 ARROW ELECTRIC OF TORRINGTON seal tite & connectors, wire splices, wire nuts, labor-repair baler 290.00; 65100 A.R.I USA INC. 3-12” swing check valves with counter weight, freight 31,485.00; 65101 ADAMS, RANDY reimburse mileage-WAM winter conf-190 miles @ .58 110.20; 65102 BARDELL, BRANDEN rebuild dumpster bins-welding 458.33; 65103 BENCHMARK OF TORRINGTON P.C. front road design phase 2,330.78; 65104 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON 18-8’ 2x4’s 383.20; 65105 BLUFFS SANITARY SUPPLY INC 2 cases paper towel rolls, 1 case disinfectant, tile cleaner, pumice sticks, toilet paper 638.24; 65106 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC cleaning wand hose nozzle 2 plugs, 3 tire gauges; chuck magnetic tray 728.77; 65107 BORDER STATES INDUSTRIES INC 10- 75 amp fuse links - returned 4,302.85; 65108 BROWN CO Stihl chainsaw chain 479.82; 65109 ABLE EQUIPMENT CO metal tray-reading utility body x4, freight 244.39; 65110 C & C AUTO ELECTRIC LLC assessed/repaired alternator-TVFD E4 72.75; 65111 C H GUERNSEY & CO CBA Filing project through 2019 Jan 313.50; 65112 CASELLE INC Contract Support & Maintenance - 04/2019 1,990.00; 65113 CENTURY LUMBER CENTER diagonal cut plier 582.42; 65114 CIRCUIT COURT OF GOSHEN CO payroll withholding 349.69; 65115 CIRCUIT COURT OF GOSHEN CO payroll withholding 355.59; 65116 CIRCUIT COURT OF GOSHEN CO payroll withholding 44.45; 65117 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC Phillipps 66 terminal maintenance fee 1/19 16.00; 65118 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding-phone data/Powell, john 1,762.05; 65119 CLARKE, JOSEPH A. install new h20 heater @ purchasing 250.00; 65120 CO GOLF & TURF INC 4-clevis delta upper 4-double L seal 34.48; 65121 ABSOLUTE SOLUTIONS change radio-old ambulance to new ambulance, travel antenna 794.75; 65122 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ambulance supplies 292.72; 65123 CONNECTING POINT copier all-inclusive service contract 520.17; 65124 CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO shipping for heater block 20.07; 65125 CUMMINS INC replaced battery & planned Maintenance generator-fire department 160.75; 65126 DENT, DAVID A. golf pro payable 5.00; 65127 NORTHERN EXPOSURE COMPUTER CENTER USB HUB 19.99; 65128 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC. lab test 640.00; 65129 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY PAYROLL WITHHOLDING 235.97; 65130 GAMEL, CORRIE L. 2 council photos for lobby 60.00; 65131 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding- 1,591.00; 65132 GUARDIAN SAFTEY & SUPPLY LLC 1-fleece lined winter gloves 98.37; 65133 HAWKINS INC sodium hydroxide 50% diaphragm, freight 2,665.84; 65134 HERIAN, JAKOB J. dumpster repair 333.34; 65135 HOTLINE ELECTRICAL SALES & SERVICE LLC 78- electric meters with ERT’s 2,730.00; 65136 JAMES A. EDDINGTON PC 1/2019 extended hours for attorney 460.00; 65137 THE JAVA JAR 11- Urban systems meeting luncheon 89.24; 65138 JERRY’S ELECTRIC 3 phase transformer 22,400.00; 65139 KATH BROADCASTING CO LLC tower rent - 2019 February 75.00; 65140 K & K COMMUNICATIONS alpha numeric paging service (electric meters) 12.00; 65141 KINNEY, TED reimburse mileage-WAM winter conference-193 miles @ .58 111.94; 65142 MEL’S COUNTRY CARDS & PARTY name plate/planning commission 43.50; 65143 FRANK PARTS CO 4-couplers 272.76; 65144 LAW WILLIAM travel expense-mileage reimburse 226 @ .58 meal-WAM winter conference 139.02; 65145 LEITHEAD’S APPLIANCE CENTER repair freezer LCC/door switch 108.00; 65146 LIFEMED SAFETY INC adult/pediatrics filter line set 233.75; 65147 LUJAN CLEANING SERVICE LLC 2/19 cleaning window cleaning & upstairs 237.00; 65148 MAILFINANCE INC 3/25/19-6/24/19 postage machine lease 375.00; 65149 MASTERS MAX ROBERT continuing sewer sanitation, sewer and water distribution-map updates 8,500.00; 65150 MCI A VERIZON CO 1/19 long distance / 911 call backs 7.96; 65151 MECKLENBURG MERVIN 1812-031 court appointed attorney 330.00; 65152 MERIDIAN TRUST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION PAYROLL WITHHOLDING 2,123.00; 65153 THE METAL SHOP welding regulator co2 argon fitting 133.50; 65154 MIDWEST CONNECT LLC postage labels-neopost machine freight 55.00; 65155 NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION 2019-2020 - 2 year membership 315.00; 65156 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding- 369.37; 65157 NEWMAN SIGNS INC new address sign for water department freight 328.01; 65158 NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC main water tap saddles x2 freight 192.41; 65159 ENVIRO SERVICES INC lab analysis/outfall 001-e.coli test 112.00; 65160 PRINT EXPRESS INC 1000-court envelopes 310.84; 65161 ACEK9 long range remote pager, mast antenna, coax 325.00; 65162 RAY ALLEN MANUFACTURING LLC K9 training aids 149.99; 65163 SPECTRUM ENGINEERING RESOURCES Cold Springs sub construction management/inspection Jan 2019 4,817.75; 65164 RUSSELL INDUSTRIES INC pump repair 325.00; 65165 SAM’S CLUB/SYCHRONY BANK address labels 24.98; 65166 SALVATION ARMY final bill credit return 125.00; 65167 SANDBERG IMPLEMENT INC rubber cutting edge for snow plow 111.78; 65168 VALLEY MOTOR SUPPLY 2 light covers 3,182.65; 65169 SMITTY’S REPAIR SERVICE straps KCO2, TCO2, new CO2 gasket 117.83; 65170 SNOW CREST CHEMICALS LLC 60cooling h20 treatments, 5 aqucar treatment microbial, freight 2,646.19; 65171 SHOPKO STORES OPERATING CO LLC steel garbage can 59.98; 65172 STUART C IRBY CO lithium rechargeable batteries 2pk 224.00; 65173 SZYMANSKI, DANIEL JAMES 1885.0 @ .20 air fuel 377.00; 65174 SZYMANSKI, DANIEL JAMES airport operator contract 1,562.50; 65175 T D S COLLECTIONS SERVICE INC city shop detention pond inlet repair 56,172.60; 65176 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT 03/2019 professional services 800.00; 65177 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY 4boxes-1/3cut manila file folders 4boxes-folder prongs 659.70; 65178 CENTURYLINK fire department phone & data line 2/19 2,883.67; 65179 VALLEY MERCANTILE CO INC oil filter 609.81; 65180 VAN PELT FENCING CO INC. chain link gate center stop x2, freight 31.50; 65181 VERIZON WIRELESS data tablets 1,205.11; 65182 GRAINGER 2 eye wash stations 203.10; 65183 WAMCO LAB INC Full Chronic Toxicity test 1,150.00; 65184 WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CO PAYROLL WITHHOLDING 32.70; 65185 WILKER, BLAINE dumpster repair 458.33; 65186 WY RURAL WATER 2019 membership registration 790.00; 65187 WY CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PAYROLL WITHHOLDING 202.45; 65188 WY CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PAYROLL WITHHOLDING 262.61; 65189 WY DEPT OF REVENUE 2nd installment uniform assessment electric revenues 3,214.37; 65190 WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION transfer license plate#1212 to new ambulance 2018E350 2.00; 65191 WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION p6 citations 73.62; 65192 RESPOND FIRST AID SYSTEMS OF WY 1st aid kit supplies/Lincoln community complex 38.94; 65193 WY MACHINERY 2 each - tip ripper, get pin, retainer assembly 259.00; 65194 ZELL HEATING & COOLING LLC furnace filter preventative maintenance 85.00.
Public Notice No. 6993 published in the Torrington Telegram March 15, 2019.