City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, October 1, 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, Director of Public Works Harkins, Building Official Estes and Deputy City Clerk Anaya.
Mayor Adams called the meeting to order.
Building Official Estes led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams announced that all City of Torrington offices will be closed on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for City employees to be able to attend the Charles Curry memorial service. Business will resume as usual at 12:00 p.m.
Mayor Adams commented that the City is now accepting the disposal of leaves in the designated grass bins. The leaves will be used by the Streets/Sanitation Department for compost. He urged the public to please only provide leaves without bags and stated that garbage itself is still not permitted in those designated bins.
Mayor Adams stated that Clerk/Treasurer Strecker will be launching the City’s new OpenGov software with a live demonstration at the 10-15-19 Council meeting. The software is a web based financial transparency software that will allow users to create their own report(s) based on the selection criteria that they define. In essence, users will be able to reference the City’s financial data at their own expediency.
Councilman Law moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 09-17-19 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Mattis seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Golf Pro Dent presented a certificate of appreciation to Rod Harris for many years of service of diligently dressing sand bunkers at Cottonwood at Torrington Golf Course. The Mayor and Council congratulated Mr. Harris.
Attorney Eddington read a proclamation observing October 6, 2019 in recognition of the patriotic service and dedicated efforts of fire and emergency services personnel by lowering American flags on all buildings to half-staff. It calls upon all citizens of the City of Torrington and upon all patriotic, civic and educational organizations to observe the day and encourages appropriate services and ceremonies in which all citizens may participate to honor fire and emergency services personnel, past and present, who, by their faithful and loyal devotion to duties, have rendered invaluable service to the community and its citizens. Mayor Adams stated that the proclamation being presented for approval is ironic in light of the fact that the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) was dispatched to a pretty serious structure fire call earlier in the day. Building Official Estes commented that the TVFD performed spectacularly well and that the community should be extremely proud of its members. Councilman Law concurred with Building Official Estes’ remarks. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the proclamation as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING CHAPTER 10.32. OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2019 REVISIONS, RELATING TO PARKING. Building Official Estes stated that he has received no public comments since the ordinance was approved on first reading. Councilwoman Hill inquired if anything had been altered since approval on first reading. Building Official Estes confirmed no. Councilman Law questioned if Section 10.32.130. (Parking between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.) needs to be clarified further to ensure that drinking and driving does not take place. He indicated that perhaps the wording in the section needs to be explained with more detail to address parking situations that may occur that coincide with those specific restrictions of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., such as local bars. Building Official Estes commented that staff can definitely review that specific section, get input from the Torrington Police Department, and bring back on third reading with possible revisions. Councilman Mattis moved and Councilman Law seconded to approve the ordinance on second reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 09-18-19 to 10-01-19 were presented for payment. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Mattis seconded to approve the bills for payment as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilwoman Hill stated that she saw the post on Facebook regarding The Homesteader’s Museum Terror Train Escape Room and expressed her eagerness for the upcoming event. Mayor Adams commented that the escape room is by appointment only on specific dates and indicated that the museum will also be hosting an Afternoon at the Boo-Seum on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The event will include a tour of the museum, games, a bounce house and a movie. It is open to the public and admission is free.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Mattis seconded to adjourn to executive session to discuss litigation. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Mattis moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to return the Council to regular session. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Law moved and Councilman Mattis seconded to approve Director of Public Works Harkins’ recommendation in regards to the FY 2020 Chip Seal Placement Project. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Law seconded that there being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council to adjourn at 7:35 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 66797 KNIFE RIVER-CHEYENNE Varney Blvd Paving Project 123812.55;66798 STANDARD INSURANCE CO premium-long term disability 2163.99; 66799 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS retirement 63226.38;66800 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS Torr Vol EMT Pension 60.00;66801 WY DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES workers compensation 16671.88;66802 Void; 66803 WY DEPT OF REVENUE sales tax 25664.57;66804 BURT, DAVE mileage reimb 98.60;66805 CENTURY 21 BELL REAL ESTATE final bill-deposit return 45.43;66806 SENTENEY, KEVIN travel expense reimb-meals 51.75;66807 HOOVER, J EDGAR final bill-credit/deposit return 133.85;66808 MCGUIRE, WYLIE final bill-deposit return 136.42;66809 BAIRD, BOBBY JO refund-duplicate payment on account 245.51;66810 RED LEAF, LACEY final bill-credit return 58.52;66811 Void;66812 CUMMINGS, JOHN final bill-credit return 112.24;66813 ANDERSON, KIMBERLI J. final bill-credit return 173.85;66814 DOMINGUEZ, LUPE credit refund 405.53;66815 ED HAWLEY reimb-Christmas party gifts 650.00;66816 21ST CENTURY EQUIPMENT LLC air/oil/element filters 183.28;66817 4IMPRINT INC. pens 568.21;66818 ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION Arbor Day Annual Membership 15.00;66819 AT&T MOBILITY cardiac monitor transfer fee 33.46;66820 NATIONAL METER & AUTOMATION meters 5643.71;66821 BENCHMARK OF TORRINGTON P.C. Frontage Road-construction phase 16236.00;66822 BLACK HILLS ENERGY utilities-gas 841.68;66823 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON rope clips,keys,windshield washer,tire gauge, shimmy,spng,paper towels,windex,elbow,nipple,wall brush,quick link,chalk,utility blades,tape, antifreeze,weed killer 125.83;66824 BLUFFS SANITARY SUPPLY INC. air fresheners,insecticide,endless twist,algae prevention,liners,bowl cleaner,tuberculocidal 544.36;66825 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. chair set,led work light,job site spkr,thermos glass,flashlights,fly traps,fittings,knee pads,lynch pins,bait stations,seat covers,split pulley,weld on hub,room fogger,cleaner,wipes,towels,windshield fluid, respirators,coveralls,spnge,kids garden tools,air fresheners,safety boots,link,spring snap,couplings, elbow,garden hoe 833.96;66826 BROWN CO filter,lubrizol,hyds,chain saw chains 196.07;66827 BUTLER’S SALVAGE & TOWING towing fees 242.26;66828 BZ HOSPITALITY deposit-Christmas party 1847.16;66829 CASPER COLLEGE ASSE Cross Connection Recertification 575.00;66830 SARGENT DRILLING CO well repair 8216.03;66831 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC Phillips 66 terminal maint fee 16.00; 66832 CITY OF TORRINGTON pants,box,postage 52.31;66833 CLARKE, JOSEPH A. replace fan in tankless water heater 241.61;66834 CONTRACTORS MATERIALS INC. cargo pants,inverted paint,poly straps, towelettes 929.35;66835 CRIMINAL ADDICTIONS INC. criminal interdiction class 3800.00;66836 CUMMINS INC. planned maint-generator 988.62;66837 DALE’S TIRE & RETREADING tires 648.44;66838 DANA KEPNER CO INC. meters 6805.80;66839 DBT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LLC airport beacon maintenance 1088.06;66840 DECKER, STEVE weed killer 299.50;66841 DENNIS SUPPLY CO pleated air filters 410.16;66842 DIETZLER CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION Frontage Road Project 391976.58;66843 ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS & ACCES jet rodder parts/hoses 2009.00;66844 FASTENAL CO batteries, gloves,screws,vests,impact driver,chlorine bleach,fasteners 642.75;66845 FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION postage 30.64;66846 FRESH FOODS donuts-safety meeting 78.59;66847 FRITZLER, LARRY & DEBORAH pump septic tanks 912.00;66848 FRONT RANGE SPRINKLER & LANDSCAPING loads-base gravel 1200.00;66849 G & L CONCRETE thrust blocks 225.00;66850 PRO QUALITY PEST CONTROL rodent control 130.00;66851 USABLUEBOOK lubricant,reagent refill free chlorine 1087.05;66852 HORIZON WEST INC. cutter blade 161.76;66853 HORNUNG’S GOLF PRODUCTS INC. proximity markers,cart caddie bottle,cart seed/soil caddie 873.93;66854 TEAM LABORATORY prometon total kill 240.00;66855 LIFEMED SAFETY INC. adult/child electrode pads 220.00;66856 M SPEAR INVESTMENTS LLC land purchase 26000.00;66857 MCI A VERIZON CO long distance/911 call backs 53.16;66858 MENARDS shop vac 149.99;66859 THE METAL SHOP flat iron,tube-concrete screed 31.25;66860 MOOREHOUSE INC. leak repair,install chain link fence-soccer fields 13000.00;66861 MOUNTAIN STATES PIPE & SUPPLY CO INC. meter reading devices 7344.27;66862 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 60.00;66863 PINNACLE BANK gift certificate-service award 303.00;66864 PLATTE VALLEY BANK lease payments 13538.61;66865 PINNACLE BANK usps,travel expenses-fuel/meals/lodging,car show items,retirement plaque,retirement gift,kids/cops day items,thank you cards,flags,leather case,retirement party items,shirts,flea/tick spray, keypad replacement,NPCA,decal printers 4964.51;66866 RAILROAD MANAGEMENT CO III. LLC land lease 1223.22;66867 RUSSELL INDUSTRIES INC. drain plug/o-ring 39.40;66868 SAM’S CLUB/SYCHRONY BANK paper plates 45.92;66869 VALLEY MOTOR SUPPLY batteries,oil drain plug gasket,bed armor aero,air/oil/ fuel filters,terminal ring,heat shrink terminal,wipes,tape,grease gun adapter,work lamps,ignition lock cylinder,grease fitting,fuel/water separator,lube,pvc tubings,radiator hose,antifreeze/coolant,bolts,parts washer,fittings,air fresheners,ozium gel,grease,cutting wheel,wiper blades,u joint 2053.26;66870 TEAM CHEVROLET harnesses,handle,sensor 197.25;66871 SNELL SERVICES INC. water heaters/electrical wiring 14560.00;66872 SNOW CREST CHEMICALS LLC bromicide tablets/cooling water treatment 2796.75; 66873 SOUTH TORRINGTON WATER & SEWER DISTRICT museum-water/sewer 264.01;66874 STUART C IRBY CO transformer box pad 950.00;66875 SOUTHWESTERN EQUIPMENT CO seal kit 259.42;66876 TIMBERLINE ELECTRIC & CONTROL CORP annual software license,marathon uninterrupted power supply,field service-create pdf for cad drawing/ball field parts & consulting 3750.00;66877 TIP TOP TREE SERVICE cut down/trim trees 2100.00;66878 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT professional services 800.00; 66879 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY markers,chairmat,multi-purpose card,highlighters,ink/toner cartridges,report covers,letter opener,finger tips,mouse pad,rubber bands,paper,wrist pad,pens,notary stamp 914.72;66880 TROXEL, TOM mileage reimb 295.80;66881 CENTURYLINK data lines 2607.08;66882 VERIZON WIRELESS cell phones,data-tablets/hotspots 1342.11;66883 GRAINGER athletic field striping paint 64.56;66884 WINSUPPLY SCOTTSBLUFF NE CO electronic module-public restroom 276.93;66885 RESPOND FIRST AID SYSTEMS OF WY 1st aid kit supplies 43.10;66886 WY MACHINERY cutting blades, bolts,washers,nuts,bits 834.96;66887 WY THEATRE TWO LLC movie theatre passes 200.00;66888 KENYON, CHUCK mileage reimb 190.24;66889 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 1169.06;66890 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 541.51;66891 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 235.97; 66892 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 1541.00;66893 MERIDIAN TRUST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION payroll withholding 2223.00;66894 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 369.37;66895 WY CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT payroll withholding 202.45;66896 WY CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT payroll withholding 262.61
Public Notice No. 7211 published in the Torrington Telegram October 11, 2019.