City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in the City Council Chambers at 436 East 22nd Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Adams, Council Members Hill, Kinney and Law. Also Present: Clerk/Treasurer Strecker, Attorney Eddington, Director of Public Works Harkins, Chief of Police Johnson, 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 led the session with informational announcements on the following items: 1.
Progress on projects within the City; 2. COVID-19 updates and recommendations; 3. Goshen County Fair/Parade updates and recommendations; 4. Goshen County School(s) opening updates; 5. Swimming Pool closing date (08-16-20); 6. Primary Election (08-18-20) reminder and City Council vacant seat update; 7. Request for continued community assistance with property maintenance efforts to keep up with hot temperatures and lack of moisture; and 8. Baler facility evening/weekend access to the grass/limb pile is now closed.
Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 07-21-20 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Law moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams announced that Tom Milstead, Journalist with the Torrington Telegram, is leaving his current position to pursue a different job opportunity. The Mayor and Council wished him well on his future endeavor.
Pastor Dale Harper with Journey Church requested approval of a special event permit for a Convoy of Hope Food Give Away event to be held on 08-12-20 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on East F Street (between 17th and 18th Avenue). Mayor Adams stated that the applicant is requesting that the special event permit fee be waived due to the nature of the event. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve the special event permit and to waive the special event permit fee as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Clayton Kilgore with the Open Barrel Brewing Company requested approval of an open container permit for a Wedding Reception to be held on 09-05-20 from 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The permitted area will be confined to a blocked off alley area behind the Open Barrel Brewing Company and Leithead’s Appliance Center. Councilman Law moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the open container permit as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read Resolution No. 2020-11. Director of Public Works (DPW) Harkins stated that the resolution authorizes the submission of a Wyoming Water Development Commission (WWDC) application for a Level III Project. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve Resolution No. 2020-11 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Director of Public Works (DPW) Harkins presented for approval a notice of termination for Airport Hangar No. 2C. He stated that for considerable periods of time it has been noticed that no airplane is being stored within the hangar and commented that the airport has several individuals that are requesting hangar space, therefore City staff finds it necessary to terminate the existing airport hangar rental agreement between the City of Torrington and Jerry Nash. Merv Mecklenburg, the attorney representing Mr. Nash, addressed the Mayor and Council. He presented the Mayor and Council with a letter written on behalf of the General Manager of Natrona Avionics Casper Air Service, LLC. Mr. Mecklenburg explained that there has not been an airplane being stored within the hangar because Mr. Nash’s airplane is currently being repaired and has been at the Natrona Avionics repair site for the last 13 months. He also pointed out to the Mayor and Council that the letter specifically states that the delivery of the aircraft is way behind schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jerry Nash addressed the Mayor and Council. He stated that the hangar is valuable to him as he is planning to use that space as a base of operations for a charter service. Mr. Nash indicated that there are several items that he has to complete in order to be able to properly establish the service and commented that his hands are currently tied until his airplane is fully repaired and in his possession again. He asked the Mayor and Council to give him some consideration and to allow him some time to resolve his situation. Councilwoman Hill requested that Mr. Nash compile a checklist of all of the items that need to be completed (with estimated completion dates) in order to establish the charter service that he is proposing to present to the Mayor and Council at the 08-18-20 Council meeting for further consideration. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to table the request to terminate the rental agreement for Airport Hangar No. 2C between the City of Torrington and Jerry Nash and to reconsider the request at the 08-18-20 Council meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 07-22-20 to 08-04-20 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.
Airport Manager Richey addressed the Mayor and Council. He expressed his concerns with Mr. Nash’s charter service proposal and asked the Mayor and Council to take the high demand for hangar space into consideration prior to making a final decision on the pending Airport Hangar No. 2C matter.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded that there being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council to adjourn at 7:49 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 68911 MCI A VERIZON CO long distance/911 call backs 21.70;68912 PAUL REED CONSTRUCTION & SUPPL INC. West C Street Water Rehab Project 81277.95;68913 SOUTH TORRINGTON WATER & SEWER DISTRICT museum-water/sewer 188.63;68914 VERIZON WIRELESS cell phones, data-tablets/laptops, cameras 1477.88;68915 WY DEPT OF REVENUE sales tax 20433.52;68916 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS retirement 63360.48;68917 STANDARD INSURANCE CO premium-long term disability 2071.74;68918 21ST CENTURY EQUIPMENT LLC filler gas cap 18.67;68919 AED EVERYWHERE INC. defib electrode pads 94.60;68920 ACTION INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO work boots 1079.92;68921 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON nipples, couplings, brooms, dust pans, hand cleaner, nozzle, tees, adapters, elbows, bolt snaps, hose, bushing, dog-shingles, sawzall blade, hand trowel, ss clamps, extension cord, hem firs, water test gauge, ball valve, screws, power bits, tappers, fender washers, wood seats, flag kit 512.64;68922 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. bolts, air fresheners, bee/ant/termite foam, oil, fans, cat litter, puppy chow, magnetic tray, drill bit, hex socket adapter 530.57;68923 BORDER STATES INDUSTRIES INC. insulated brown duck bibs/clevis, deadend arms, current transformers, wire, gloves, cutouts, meter/mains, arrestors, conduit, socket, bolts, insulators, couplers, jacket, ammeter/cases 8228.58;68924 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC jet fuel, aviation gas, Phillips 66 terminal maint fee 19446.93; 68925 CIVICPLUS INC. website annual fees 8750.00;68926 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ambulance supplies 81.40;68927 CONTRACTORS MATERIALS INC. walk behind saw, water tank kit, fuel cans, paint 7785.00; 68928 CORTZ INC. pen o-ring/seal assy 49.59;68929 ALYSSA MARIE COULSON Court Appointed Attorney 130.00;68930 COWBOY CLINIC & URGENT CARE pre-employment physical 75.00;68931 CROELL REDI-MIX INC. FY20 Chip Seal Placement 83544.12;68932 CULLIGAN WATER OF TORRINGTON dispenser rentals, salt, water 303.00;68933 D A R E alcohol/tobacco compliance checks 380.00;68934 DALE'S TIRE & RETREADING warranty tire repair 42.52;68935 DECKER, STEVE paint, sand, herbicide, insecticide, t-rex growth regulator 5537.35;68936 DH PACE CO INC. shackle 57.05;68937 DPC INDUSTRIES INC. sodium hypo 2997.95;68938 NORTHERN EXPOSURE COMPUTER CENTER ribbons-zxp series 1 79.98;68939 EATON, KELLY DEAN service call 168.75;68940 ELECTRO-TEST & MAINT INC. substation-oil processing/ new baseline testing, SVR control repl 15711.11;68941 EMPIRE IMPORTS INC. binders 516.62;68942 ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS & ACCES vactor HD elbow w/ light bracket 1359.11;68943 FASTENAL CO batteries, antibacterial soap, air filters, chlorine bleach 193.45;68944 dba POLLARDWATER pressure/flow gauge 331.80;68945 FRITZLER, LARRY & DEBORAH pump septic tanks 303.00;68946 FUEL MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS CP testing-airport fuel tanks 721.00;68947 G & L CONCRETE concrete 2733.75;68948 GOSHEN CO WEED & PEST bee/ant chemical 18.01;68949 HARRINGTON INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS tubes 91.19;68950 HAWKINS INC. sodium hydrox 50% diaphragm 2439.37;68951 USABLUEBOOK hydrant hose valve assy 115.67;68952 IDEAL LINEN/BLUFFS FACILITY SOLUTION sam linen for towels 13.30;68953 INDEPENDENT PLUMBING & HEATING INC. faucet 117.05;68954 INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS flat washers, wasp/hornet spray 130.77;68955 INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL ICC Government Membership 145.00;68956 JERRY'S ELECTRIC transformer 12100.00;68957 KATH BROADCASTING CO LLC tower rent 75.00;68958 KETCHUM MANUF CO INC. dog/cat tags, s hooks 242.53;68959 LIFEMED SAFETY INC. preventative maint 920.00;68960 LONG II, DEREK J. tree spraying 2228.00;68961 MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS coarse/road base 139.64;68962 MOOREHOUSE INC. sprinkler heads 48.00;68963 MYRON L CO sensor, pH/ORP, ultrameters 438.00;68964 NEWMAN SIGNS INC. signs 272.53;68965 NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC. stat rods, poly/pipe, tees, adapter 1236.06; 68966 O'REILLY AUTO ENTERPRISES LLC seat/bed covers, wiper motor, oil filters, wiper fluid, impact wrench, radiator cap, flush kit/cleaner 385.05;68967 JSJJ LLC birthday gift cards 110.00;68968 OFFICE OF STATE LANDS & INVEST CWSF/DWSRF loan payments 52555.62;68969 ONSOLVE LLC annual subscription for Code RED service 7500.00;68970 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 60.00;68971 THE L L JOHNSON DIST CO heat seal, gasket cover/head, belts, bearings, shaft-ptos, flange bushings 953.48;68972 PORT-A-POTS BY TDS INC. stationary units 229.58;68973 PRAIRIE PELLA WY LLC locking hardware repl, service repair/repl 178.26;68974 PRINT EXPRESS INC. business cards, name plates, ups 460.09;68975 R & R PRODUCTS INC. reel-blades 1351.50;68976 WY AIRPORT SERVICES LLC air fuel 593.46;68977 WY AIRPORT SERVICES LLC Airport Operator Contract 1666.67;68978 SAM'S CLUB/SYCHRONY BANK antibacterial soap, envelopes, coffee 157.86;68979 VALLEY MOTOR SUPPLY radiator cap, batteries, glow plug, air/oil filters, brake pads, turn brake rotors, drill bit, wiper blades, gasket marker, brake kit, oil seal, hoses/fittings 789.57;68980 SMITTY'S REPAIR SERVICE oxygen exchange 32.62;68981 DBC IRRIGATION SUPPLY sprinklers/heads 2516.90;68982 HIGH PLAINS FIRE PROTECTION semi-annual fire sprinkler inspections 325.00;68983 TEAM LABORATORY CHEMICAL LLC weed killer 455.50;68984 TIMBERLINE ELECTRIC & CONTROL CORP phone support/remote dial in fee 162.00;68985 TITAN MACHINERY-GILLETTE sprocket-conv dr, chain-pelican conveyor, conv driven spro 119.68;68986 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE select flex contributions 2400.00;68987 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT professional services 633.33;68988 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY return, ink/toner cartridges, waste receptacle paper liners, ledger sheets, disinfecting wipes, mop refills, pens, highlighters, receipt books, binder clips, folder fasteners, flags, manilla folders, copy paper, envelopes, printable multi-purpose cards, file jackets, 2-hole punched copy paper 1324.40;68989 TRANE U.S. INC. service agreement-heating/cooling system 3175.37;68990 TRIHYDRO CORP 2020 WWTP Pre-Treatment Project 30993.97;68991 TRI STATE OIL RECLAIMERS INC. used oil 45.00;68992 ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER police decals 80.00;68993 CENTURYLINK TVFD phone, data lines 1607.60;68994 GRAINGER reducing tees, odor eliminator, hand sanitizer, marking paint 198.62;68995 WAMCO LAB INC. full chronic toxicity test, ceripdaphnia/fathead minnow survival & growth 1900.00;68996 WEST WINDS TREE SERVICE tree trimming 38000.00;68997 WY ASSOC RURAL WATER member registration 395.00;68998 RESPOND FIRST AID SYSTEMS OF WY 1st aid kit supplies 333.25;68999 WY MACHINERY elements, filters, gaskets, studs, nuts, turbo GP base, core charge, olive, hose, repairs 2980.28;69000 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS Torr Vol EMT Pension 56.25;69001 ZELL HEATING & COOLING LLC after hours call 120.00;69002 REID, MAX credit refund 10.95;69003 FRIEDLAN, JOHN mule tires/wheels 150.00;69004 AFLAC payroll withholding 439.92;69005 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 853.11;69006 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 5229.20;69007 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 235.97;69008 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;69009 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 2536.00;69010 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 369.37
Public Notice No. 7538 published in the Torrington Telegram on August 14, 2020.