City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in the City Council Chambers at 436 East 22nd Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Adams, Council Members Hill, Kinney, Law and Patterson. Also Present: Clerk/Treasurer Strecker, Attorney Eddington, Director of Public Works Harkins, Chief of Police Johnson, Water/Wastewater Supervisor Troxel and Deputy City Clerk Anaya.
Mayor Adams called the meeting to order.
Councilwoman Hill led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams presented Kyle Borger with a Community Hero Award.
Mayor Adams led the session with informational announcements on the following items: 1. General Election (11-03-20) reminder and City Council seat update; 2. COVID-19 updates and recommendations; 3. Progress on projects within the City; 4. Request for community assistance with final property clean-up efforts before the weather turns; 5. Request for community reporting assistance with increased vandalism and auto burglary incidents; 6. Thank you to Water/Wastewater Supervisor Troxel, Parks Supervisor John, Electrical Supervisor Youtz, Building Official Estes and City staff for the planning and work that they have done on the enhancement loop of the overpass; 7. Announcement that Councilwoman Hill’s last Council meeting will be 11-17-20 and best wishes to the Hill Family on their future endeavors.
Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Law seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 10-06-20 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams requested approval to amend the agenda as follows:
• Add Resolution No. 2020-15 – “Imagine a Day Without Water” to the Action Items List.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read a proclamation declaring November 2020 as Epilepsy Awareness Month. It urges all citizens of the City of Torrington, Wyoming, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and schools to recommit the community to increasing awareness and understanding of epilepsy through education while ensuring that all individuals with epilepsy lead a full and productive life, and calls upon all citizens to wear purple on 11-18-20 in support of all people who fight epilepsy every day. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Law seconded to approve the proclamation as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read Resolution No. 2020-15 recognizing the annual national day of advocacy “Imagine a Day Without Water” held on 10-21-20 which is an organized effort to educate the public about why water is an essential, invaluable resource, highlighting the critical importance of access to reliable, clean water and the need for water infrastructure investments necessary to maintain and rebuild these vital systems. Water/Wastewater Supervisor Troxel spoke in support of the resolution. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve Resolution No. 2020-15 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTION 3.04.045. A OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2020 REVISIONS, RELATING TO WATER HOOK-UP FEES. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve the ordinance on second reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTION 3.04.022. OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2020 REVISIONS, RELATING TO SEWER HOOK-UP FEES. Councilman Law moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the ordinance on second reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 10-07-20 to 10-20-20 were presented for payment. Councilman Patterson 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.
Councilwoman Hill reminded the public to adjust their clocks backward one hour on 11-01-20 for daylight saving time. She also urged the public to be cautious and mindful of the increased foot traffic that will take place on the streets during the Halloween holiday. Councilman Law extended the awareness to also include the Safety Treat Night and Trunk or Treat event that will occur on 10-30-20.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded that there being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council to adjourn at 7:33 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 69422 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS retirement 94126.26;69423 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS Torr Vol EMT Pension 56.25;69424 NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS payroll withholding 160.00;69425 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 130.82;69426 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 563.22;69427 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 235.97;69428 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;69429 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 2536.00;69430 HUB INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN STATES LIMITED auto/commercial property insurance 33332.00;69431 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 369.37;69432 WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CO payroll withholding 32.70;69433 BARRAZA, NESTORA deposit refund 53.64; 69434 BELL PARK TOWER deposit refund 9.76;69435 TORRINGTON SAGE APT deposit refund 72.16; 69436 ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION arbor day annual membership 15.00;69437 ASMUS, JERRY E. road base 4000.00;69438 AT&T MOBILITY cardiac monitor transmission fee 33.46;69439 AVI PC Potable Ground Water-Well #16 Project 5770.98;69440 BACKFLOW PREVENTION SUPPLY INC. test kit calibration 100.26; 69441 BNT ENTERPRISES LLC reflective strips, decals 368.00;69442 BENCHMARK OF TORRINGTON P.C. legal descriptions/zoning purposes 400.00;69443 SCOTTSBLUFF STAR-HERALD subscription renewal 318.55;69444 BLACK HILLS ENERGY utilities-gas 1049.88;69445 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. copier contracts 839.00;69446 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC Phillips 66 terminal maint fee 16.00;69447 DANA KEPNER CO INC. sdls, insert stiffners, gaskets, curb stops, curb stop comp 1555.29;69448 DEINES IRRIGATION INC. nema size 2 starter 845.00;69449 DISPLAY SALES CO candle wreaths, led bulbs, red bows 5840.00;69450 DIVERSIFIED SERVICES INC. cleaning services 375.00;69451 NORTHERN EXPOSURE COMPUTER CENTER toner cartridge 360.00;69452 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC. lab testing 1119.00; 69453 FLOYD'S TRUCK CENTER INC. cabin filters-ventilators 69.66;69454 FULL SOURCE safety shirts 46.95;69455 GOSHEN CO ECONOMIC monthly contribution 2500.00;69456 GREATAMERICA FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP copier leases 434.00;69457 HACH CO pH sensor, cable assy, battery backup bare wire adaptor, loggers, ultrasonic sensors, rain gauge, a/c power backups 29910.09;69458 HOTLINE ELECTRICAL SALES & SERVICE LLC calibration of WECO WE-30 meter tester, test board calibration 1300.00;69459 IDEAL LINEN/BLUFFS FACILITY SOLUTION mats, scrapers, sam dust/energy fees, sam garment fees, sam linen, mops, towels, coveralls 930.73;69460 INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS nuts, washers, bolts, brakleen cleaner, glass cleaner, screws, gloves, wasp/hornet spray 502.67;69461 JAMES A. EDDINGTON PC City Attorney 6666.00;69462 FRANK PARTS CO oil seals, worklamp, wheel spinner plst, fittings, air chuck, booster pack, cott pins, lubricant, belt, hoses, fuel pump kit, air/fuel filters, diesel, battery, headlight 638.28; 69463 M.C. SCHAFF & ASSOCIATES INC. Airport Runway Project 62377.57;69464 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. dispatch 911 service contract 4761.45;69465 MUNICIPAL CODE CORPORATION online code hosting 900.00;69466 MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY SERVICES INC. custom scott hydro tests, packings, travel charge 290.00;69467 MUNICIPAL ENERGY AGENCY OF NE wholesale power 409050.80;69468 MY-LOR INC. alum w/ trigger snap ID tags 17.93;69469 NE CO CELLULAR INC. startup fees for wireless hot spots 1274.85; 69470 O'REILLY AUTO ENTERPRISES LLC capsule, batteries, fuel pump, distributor, sealant, hdlt restorer kit, oil filters 538.80;69471 ONE CALL OF WY tickets for CDC code TRG 159.00;69472 PANHANDLE COOP detergent, cleaner, propane bottles 38.77;69473 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 290.00;69474 PATRICK, JOHN B. Municipal Court Judge 2000.00;69475 PINNACLE BANK hydrogen sulfide training kit, postage, travel expenses-meals/fuel/lodging, repl throttle cable, lifeguard re-certification, digital lab scale, expanding wallet files, flag pole lights, carburetor kit, led lights w/ lens, sales tax adjustment refund, upper pic rail vise block, master roll pin punch set, search program 1691.38;69476 PORT-A-POTS BY TDS INC. stationary units 258.26;69477 JERRY POST PSY.D. PC pre-employment exam & protocol costs 400.00; 69478 PROFORCE LAW ENFORCEMENT defensive equip/def st defence, def MK-9 OCstream 98.13;69479 RAILROAD MANAGEMENT CO land lease 1259.91;69480 WY AIRPORT SERVICES LLC Airport Operator Contract 1666.66;69481 ROSE BROTHERS INC. idler 11.28;69482 RUSSELL INDUSTRIES INC. o-rings for pump seals 142.68;69483 VANDEL DRUG batteries 9.99;69484 SAM'S CLUB/SYCHRONY BANK clorox toilet wand w/ refills 13.58;69485 SIMON CONTRACTORS Airport Runway Project 633524.18;69486 QUILL LLC alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, pencils, sanitizing wipes, batteries, pens, post it notes 168.51; 69487 SUEZ WTS USA INC. monthly chemical management 7748.79;69488 TIMBERLINE ELECTRIC & CONTROL CORP programming-high service pumps 1211.00;69489 TOUCHTONE COMMUNICATIONS long distance 91.47;69490 TRANS-WEST INC alignment 179.90;69491 U S POSTMASTER credit for postage 850.00;69492 VALLEY COLLISION 2013 Chevrolet Ambulance repair 7311.16;69493 BSN SPORTS LLC rubber swing seats 59.02;69494 VERIZON WIRELESS TVFD cell phones 96.72;69495 W A M-WCCA museum improvements installment 650.00;69496 GRAINGER batteries, first aid kit, safety glasses, air filters 125.08;69497 WELLS FARGO BANK N.A. annual trustee & dissemination fee 3500.00;69498 WESTCO blue def, wf prime oil, diesel, unleaded gas 10185.75;69499 WESTERN PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS drug screen, urine collection 342.00;69500 WY BANK & TRUST lease purchase payment 26495.84;69501 WY WATER QUALITY & POLLUTION CNTRL WWQ conference registration 340.00;69502 WYRULEC CO Landfill Electric 179.09;69503 HOUK, JOE deposit refund 180.20;69504 D&D INVESTMENT PROPERTIES deposit refund 177.50;69505 JESSICA DEAL & MALISSA HAGER deposit refund 65.20;69506 SERGIO CORTEZ LOPEZ deposit refund 11.44;69507 CLINE, RENEE D. credit refund 20.96;69508 RUTT, PATSY credit refund 183.12;69509 GAPINSKI, PAUL A. credit refund 19.00;69510 ZIGWEID, RICHARD & CHRISTY credit refund 1.00;69511 GRASSROOTS HYDROSEEDING refund of hydrant meter deposit less water used 2049.00
Public Notice No. 7619 published in the Torrington Telegram on October 30, 2020.