City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in the City Council Chambers at 436 East 22nd Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Adams, Council Members Hill, Kinney, Law and Mattis. Also Present: Clerk/Treasurer Strecker, Attorney Eddington, Engineer Harkins, Chief of Police Hurd, Building Official Estes and Deputy City Clerk Anaya.
Mayor Adams called the meeting to order.
Councilman Kinney led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams stated as a point of interest that on July 16, 1969 the rocket Saturn V sent Apollo 11 into orbit and that July 20, 1969 will mark the 50th anniversary of the historic landing of human beings stepping on the moon for the first time.
Mayor Adams announced the launch of the City’s newly redesigned website. Building Official Estes encouraged everyone to visit and explore the site at https://torringtonwy.gov.
Mayor Adams commented that Sun Valley Rides will set up a carnival in Torrington in conjunction with the second annual Fiesta de Salsa July 17-21, 2019.
Mayor Adams announced that Goshen County Economic Development and the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Third Thursday on Main Street with a Vintage Night theme on July 18, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. He indicated that Third Thursday Events are a great opportunity for people to get out and enjoy downtown late-night shopping in a fun family atmosphere.
Mayor Adams stated that Torrington Cruise Night will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. All interested parties should meet in the parking lot of the public restrooms located at 119 East 21st Avenue to meet and greet and initiate the cruise events.
Mayor Adams commented that he and the four Council members attended the Wyoming Association of Municipalities (WAM) Summer Convention that was held on June 12-14, 2019 in Sheridan. He indicated that prior to the annual convention, WAM reached out to each of the municipalities and requested resolution propositions; actions or positions that the individual municipalities would like WAM to take and advocate for as it prepares for the upcoming legislative sessions. Mayor Adams stated that Councilman Law served on the Resolutions Committee and that Councilwoman Hill was the Official Voting Delegate and Councilman Mattis was the Alternate Delegate for the City of Torrington. Councilwoman Hill commented that every resolution that was presented to the membership to vote on passed. Resolutions ranged from supporting local air service as essential to Wyoming’s prosperity, greater financial independence and authority for Wyoming Cities and Towns to backing municipal storm water enterprise funds. Councilwoman Hill stated that her experience as the Official Voting Delegate was pleasant and extremely educational.
Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 07-02-19 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams requested approval to amend the agenda as follows:
1. Add Torrington Police Department Presentation to the Information Item List.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Mattis seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
Chief of Police Hurd introduced Police Officer Matthew Maestas to the Mayor and Council. Officer Maestas was presented with his police badge and it was pinned on his uniform by his wife Coulter Maestas. The Mayor and Council congratulated Officer Maestas.
Mayor Adams presented for approval the following appointments: Municipal Judge – John Patrick. Expiration of Term: 12/31/2019; Municipal Associate Judge – Kenneth Brown. Expiration of Term: 12/31/2019; Safety Committee – Sarah Chaires. Expiration of Term: 12/31/2020. Councilman Law moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve the appointments as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTION 2.08.005 OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2019 REVISIONS, RELATING TO THE CITY OF TORRINGTON APPOINTEES. He stated as a recap that the only modification to the ordinance is the addition of Director of Public Works as an appointed position in the event that in the future that applies to the City’s situation and the position is created and approved. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Law seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1218 as presented on third reading. Motion carried unanimously.
Eric Alden with J&B Liquor requested approval of a catering permit for a Home on the Range Third Thursday Event to be held at 2016 Main Street on July 18, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Mattis seconded to approve the catering permit as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 07-03-19 to 07-16-19 were presented for payment. Councilman Law moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the bills for payment as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams asked for public comments, questions or concerns. Doug Mercer addressed the Mayor and Council. He inquired about the bill payment to Fritz’s Septic and in specific the locations at which septic tanks were pumped. Building Official Estes and Clerk/Treasurer Strecker listed the four locations specific to the bill payment as the Golf Course Front 9, Golf Course Back 9, Golf Course Pro Shop and Golf Course Maintenance Shop. Mr. Mercer questioned the bill payment to HUB International Mountain States Limited and asked if the insurance premium frequency could be adjusted to multiple payments throughout the year rather than being paid in one lump sum. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker replied that the adjustment to multiple premium payments is an option, but that this particular premium is customarily paid annually. Mr. Mercer inquired about the bill payment to OpenGov, Inc. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker responded that the bill payment is in reference to a web based financial transparency software that will allow users to create their own report(s) based on the selection criteria that they define. The software is not quite ready, but will be placed on the City’s website as soon as it is complete. Mayor Adams commented that both the public and staff will benefit greatly from being able to reference the City’s financial data at their own expediency.
Councilman Mattis moved and Councilman Kinney seconded that there being no further business to come before the Council to adjourn at 7:23 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 66181 AFLAC payroll withholding 249.60;66182 CIRCUIT COURT OF GOSHEN CO payroll withholding 388.56;66183 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 1251.00;66184 CITY OF TORRINGTON c/o FIRST STATE BANK optional sales tax 74027.20; 66185 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 2765.96;66186 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 235.97;66187 GOSHEN CO ECONOMIC 1/4 cent sales tax 18506.95;66188 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 1541.00;66189 MERIDIAN TRUST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION payroll withholding 2123.00;66190 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 369.37;66191 CENTURYLINK TVFD phone/data line 288.87;66192 VERIZON WIRELESS TVFD cell phones 96.49;66193 WY CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT payroll withholding 262.61;66194 WY CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT payroll withholding 202.45;66195 HYDE, JACOB final bill-deposit return 11.99;66196 CALIBRE PRESS training-female enforcers 169.00; 66197 EMIGH, ZACKARY S. final bill-deposit return 40.55;66198 HYPES, JORDAN final bill-deposit return 113.78;66199 SCHWARTZKOPF, DEBRA final bill-deposit return 225.00;66200 FANNIE MAE final bill-credit return 100.55;66201 DAKODA H. SCARBROUGH final bill-deposit return 93.22;66202 CAROLYN GOETZMAN final bill-deposit return 139.12;66203 IAN B. HATCHER final bill-deposit return 46.84;66204 ANDERSON, JOSEPH & RENEE final bill-deposit return 48.05;66205 JE HOVER final bill-deposit return 71.55;66206 TORRINGTON SAGE APT final bill-deposit return 37.44;66207 ACTION COMMUNICATIONS INC. batteries-radios 340.00;66208 AMERICAN RED CROSS-HEALTH & SAFETY SERV lifeguard training 278.00;66209 BANKER’S BANK OF THE WEST INC. lease purchase payments 65565.26;66210 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON garage door remote 39.99;66211 BORDER STATES INDUSTRIES INC. screwdrivers 15.36;66212 BROWN CO chain saw blade 35.99;66213 BROWN, KENNETH T. Court Appointed Attorney 370.00;66214 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. copier contracts 839.00;66215 CASELLE INC. contract support & maint 1990.00;66216 CENTURY LUMBER CENTER paint,roller covers/ tray,sealant,adapters,couplings,cement,primer,bushings/reducers,elbows,tape,pipe,tees,nipples,ball valve,pump pliers,lath,treated wood,d-con,repellent,spring snap,sprinkler/clock,shovels,handle,blade, alum trowel,clamps,screws,sprinkler repair parts,oil,safety glasses,deep socket set,hoses,wire tie,poly sprayer,concrete/cement blocks,riser,insert,silicone,tarp,brushes,stain,caulk,paint can lid,nails,siding, foam,paint thinner,mix n’ measure,paint guide 1731.43;66217 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC jet fuel 8965.12; 66218 CITY OF TORRINGTON Go Co Task Force-Family Violence 1000.00;66219 CODY HOTLINE SCHOOL LLC training 350.00;66220 CONNECTING POINT copier service contracts/monthly charges 482.38;66221 CONTRACTORS MATERIALS INC. paint 102.00;66222 CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO LED light bulbs 62.94;66223 CULLIGAN WATER OF TORRINGTON water delivered/pickup,dispenser rental,salt,service call-parts/labor RO filters 535.10;66224 CUMMINS INC. battery replacement 252.84;66225 DANA KEPNER CO INC. meter accessories-flange/bolts 456.12;66226 DBT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LLC navaid maint 1088.06;66227 DIVERSIFIED SERVICES INC. cleaning visits 360.00;66228 DOWL LLC Water Rehab Project-West C 4093.87;66229 NORTHERN EXPOSURE COMPUTER CENTER hp cooling fan-tech consult service 44.99;66230 E P CONSTRUCTION concrete work-West A/West B 12482.27;66231 ELECTRO-TEST & MAINT INC. substation testing/commission service 49065.00;66232 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC. lab testing 565.00;66233 FARRIER, RODNEY gutter repair 260.00;66234 FRITZLER, LARRY & DEBORAH pump septic tanks 609.00;66235 GOSHEN CO ECONOMIC monthly contribution 2500.00;66236 GOSHEN CO TREASURER IT Agreement 51816.25;66237 GREATAMERICA FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP copier leases 448.00;66238 HAWKEYE DIGGING & HAULING LLC hauled hardpan-landfill 1360.00;66239 USABLUEBOOK box extensions-curb 656.60;66240 HICKEY & EVANS LLP complaint consult 160.00;66241 HUB INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN STATES LIMITED FY2020 property/casualty/ cyber insurance 128878.00;66242 IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY mats,scrapers,sam dust/energy fees,sam garment fees,sam linen,mops,towels,rags,cleaner,tork dispensers,tough on grease,urinal screen 1684.79;66243 INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS glass cleaner,wasp/hornet spray,bolts,gloves,wasp traps 469.74;66244 J - BUILT HOMES INC. concrete work-Camino De La Reina 14777.00;66245 JAMES A EDDINGTON PC City Attorney extended hours 50.00;66246 JAMES A EDDINGTON PC City Attorney 6666.00;66247 JOE & FLO INVESTMENTS LLC window cleaning-interior/exterior 1000.00;66248 KATH BROADCASTING CO LLC tower rent,ads 566.00;66249 KAUFMAN, LARRY A. replace plastic-babe ruth baseball field 34.50;66250 KELLY, RYAN cortex downspout reimb 18.39;66251 K & K COMMUNICATIONS paging service-elec meters 12.00;66252 KIRKHAM MICHAEL & ASSOCIATES INC. pro engineering services-airport taxiway 3000.00;66253 MEL’S COUNTRY CARDS & PARTY name plate 14.89;66254 FRANK PARTS CO air/fuel/oil/lube filters,marker,adapters,booster cable,pulley,washers,snap pin, compact jack,flag,banner,coupler,credit,gear oil rtv,silicone sealant,nitrile insert,fan belt 688.26;66255 LEAD DOG TRUCKING LLC hauled hardpan-stockpile 1530.00;66256 CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE subscription renewal 350.00;66257 LEITHEADS INC. vacuum parts 3.99;66258 LUCKY GATE CO LLC dump truck hauling 1360.00;66259 MATTHEW BENDER & CO INC. 2019 Wyoming Statutes-full editions 1555.60; 66260 THE METAL SHOP flat/channel iron 300.60;66261 MOUNTAIN STATES PIPE & SUPPLY CO INC. 100w ERTs 1824.12;66262 MUNICIPAL ENERGY AGENCY OF NE wholesale power 404679.94;66263 NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL INC. training/accidental death policy 369.00;66264 NATHANIEL S HIBBEN P.C. Void;66265 NEWMAN SIGNS INC. traffic sign 184.25;66266 NMC EXCHANGE LLC hose assys, seal-o-rings,seals,hyd adv jug 817.88;66267 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY School of Police Staff & Command-online 4000.00;66268 ONE CALL OF WY dispatch location tickets 128.25;66269 OPENGOV INC. web based financial transparency 11109.00;66270 PANHANDLE COOP fuel,air fresheners,snacks, vinegar,propane/bottle fill,window wash,credit 13621.02;66271 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 150.00;66272 THE L L JOHNSON DIST CO low ph carbon-aid,tube assy,o-ring,used rough mower 12376.32;66273 PETERBILT OF WY garbage truck repair 75.00;66274 PINNACLE BANK travel expenses- meals/fuel/lodging/uber fees/parking fees,water treatment exam,fitness benches,low profile bases, running boards,lifeguard swimsuits,wire/wall plate/cable,car wash fees,wall calendar,weights,rubber pitcher’s plate,bucket of slime,air fresheners,inventory lunches,drug test kits 5019.40;66275 JERRY POST PSY.D. PC EAP admin fee,pre-employment professional services/exam&protocol costs 2499.99;66276 RAILROAD MANAGEMENT CO III LLC license fees 470.82;66277 RAY ALLEN MANUFACTURING LLC K-9 equipment/deployment&heat alert w/ pager 1590.83;66278 EMERGENCY REPORTING ½ year fire package-reporting systems 327.00;66279 RUSSELL INDUSTRIES INC. river screen,power drive,adapter, hose shank 5126.12;66280 SAM’S CLUB/SYCHRONY BANK huggies little swimmers,band-aids,assorted snacks-pool vending machine 638.69;66281 SMITTY’S REPAIR SERVICE angle iron 58.30;66282 DBC IRRIGATION SUPPLY sprinkler parts 1531.26;66283 SUEZ WTS USA INC. monthly chemical management 7748.79;66284 TIMBERLINE ELECTRIC & CONTROL CORP differential pressure transmitter 2192.00;66285 TOUCHTONE COMMUNICATIONS INC. long distance 81.72;66286 TRANE U.S. INC. repair wiring-heat pump,repl control board 1359.04;66287 TRANSWEST FORD LLC damper 51.26;66288 U S POSTMASTER credit for postage 850.00;66289 W A M-WCCA energy lease-Lincoln CC/Museum 3150.00;66290 GRAINGER liquid dye tracer,warning tape 78.72;66291 WEGLIN JR., EDWARD H. mow/trim 220.00;66292 WESTERN COOPERATIVE CO oil,class act ng,imazuron,cornerstone plus,shredder,ball valve full port, unleaded fuel,dyed premium diesel 11641.53;66293 WESTERN PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS drug screen, urine collection,breath alcohol 171.00;66294 WYLDMAN METAL ART LLC welding service-museum 650.00;66295 WY ASSOC OF MUNICIPALITIES FY2020 Membership Dues 8359.90;66296 TORRINGTON TELEGRAM ads,legals 4415.25;66297 WYRULEC CO Landfill Electric 158.25;66298 MERITAIN HEALTH INC. premium-ins/life admin 33738.63;66299 NATHANIEL S HIBBEN P.C. Municipal Court Judge 1806.56; 66300 CITY OF TORRINGTON c/o PINNACLE BANK health reserve non-insured employer premium 10334.94;66301 REGIONAL CARE INC. select flex admin 93.50;66302 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE premium 90167.20
Public Notice No. 7153 published in the Torrington Telegram July 26, 2019.