City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 3, 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, Building Official Estes, Electrical Supervisor Youtz, Water/Wastewater Supervisor Troxel and Deputy City Clerk Anaya.
Mayor Adams called the meeting to order.
Councilman Patterson led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams led the session with informational announcements on the following items: 1. COVID-19 updates and recommendations; 2. Free COVID-19 test kits available at www.vaulthealth.com; 3. Request for continued local business community support; 4. Request for community assistance with the clean-up/removal of leaves on personal property. Leaves can be placed in the grass dumpsters or they can be hauled to the baler site for disposal. Grass dumpsters will be picked up after 11-15-20; 5. Consensus Revenue Estimating Group (CREG) Report update; 6. Progress on projects within the City; and 7. Thank you to all of the citizens that voted in the General Election.
Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 10-20-20 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams requested approval to amend the agenda as follows:
• Add Wyoming Rural Water Apprenticeship Program to the Action Items List.
Councilman Law moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
Patrick Zimmerer with Table Mountain Vineyards, LLC requested approval of a catering permit for a Moose Mercantile Sip ‘n See event to be held on 11-12-20 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 134 East 21st Avenue. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Law seconded to approve the catering permit as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Electrical Supervisor Youtz stated that the City of Torrington’s Apprenticeship Program has been registered with the U.S. Department of Labor for several years and commented that it has been extremely successful in training several City employees to master the skill sets required of the job. Attorney Eddington read a proclamation declaring November 8-14, 2020 as National Apprenticeship Week in the City of Torrington. It raises awareness of the vital role apprenticeships provide in creating a qualified and highly-skilled workforce in diverse industries, in the City of Torrington and across the nation. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve the proclamation as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Water/Wastewater Supervisor Troxel presented the Wyoming Rural Water Apprenticeship Program for approval. He briefly summarized the program as it had previously been discussed in depth at a Work Session held by the City Council on 11-02-20. Water/Wastewater Supervisor Troxel stated that the City of Torrington will serve as the Participating Employer, and will provide the on-the-job training to the apprentice by a mentor and pay the apprentice’s wages. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve the Wyoming Rural Water Apprenticeship Program 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 Councilman Patterson seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1229 as presented on third reading. 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 Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1230 as presented on third reading. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTION 18.16.020 OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2020 REVISIONS, RELATING TO THE CITY OF TORRINGTON, WYOMING, AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP BY ESTABLISHING “R-2A” ZONING FOR A TRACT OF LAND. Building Official Estes stated that the south third of the two lots located at 902 and 910 Sheridan Street did not get legally zoned by ordinance in previous re-platting attempts, therefore the proposed ordinance is a housekeeping effort to clean-up the zoning map. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTION 18.16.020 OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2020 REVISIONS, RELATING TO THE CITY OF TORRINGTON, WYOMING, AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP BY ESTABLISHING “R-2” ZONING FOR A TRACT OF LAND. Building Official Estes stated that the Halco 2nd Addition was annexed in 1972 but never legally zoned by ordinance, therefore the proposed ordinance is a housekeeping effort to clean-up the zoning map. Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 10-21-20 to 11-03-20 were presented for payment. Councilman Law moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the bills for payment as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams asked for public comments, questions or concerns.
Dennis Kelly addressed the Mayor and Council. He inquired about the Wyoming Ethanol Facility Project. In specific, he asked about the hazardous material that Panhandle Coop will have on site and questioned which entity would be liable in the event of a hazardous material spill. Attorney Eddington replied that the lease agreement between the City of Torrington and Panhandle Coop states that Panhandle Coop shall defend and indemnify the City of Torrington from all injuries, demands and claims arising from their activities, product and material at all times. Mr. Kelly inquired if the City will receive a certificate or documentation stating that the property is clean prior to the purchase of the facility being finalized. Attorney Eddington responded that the appraisal of the property is currently in the works and commented that a condition of property report will be included with the appraisal.
Councilwoman Hill moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to adjourn to executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Law moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to return the Council to regular session. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilwoman Hill seconded to approve a Part-Time Street and Sanitation Worker as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded that there being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council to adjourn at 8:14 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 69512 AFLAC payroll withholding 439.92;69513 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 130.82;69514 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 518.80;69515 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 235.97;69516 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;69517 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 2536.00;69518 MERITAIN HEALTH INC. premium-ins/life admin 34046.84;69519 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 369.37;69520 CITY OF TORRINGTON c/o PINNACLE BANK health reserve non-insured employee premium MT/PR positions 14620.46;69521 REGIONAL CARE INC. select flex admin 82.50;69522 SOUTH TORRINGTON WATER & SEWER DISTRICT museum-water/sewer 224.32;69523 STANDARD INSURANCE CO premium-long term disability 2090.39;69524 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE premium, select flex contributions 85071.81;69525 WF CTS DEBT SERVICE electric lease payment for CWMEPS JPB bond 218323.13;69526 WY DEPT OF REVENUE sales tax 24474.66;69527 NE STATE TREASURER unclaimed property 8.64;69528 Void;69529 CO DEPT OF TREASURY unclaimed property 15.71;69530 WY STATE TREASURER unclaimed property 14.04;69531 HAWLEY, ED work boots reimb 214.99;69532 HIGH PLAINS APT deposit refund 41.39;69533 ALLIED ELECTRONICS INC. fan/blower-VFD control room 723.04;69534 ALTEC INDUSTRIES INC. strobe beacon 130.15;69535 EAC SUBMISSIONS electronic claims submission 77.10;69536 BACKFLOW PREVENTION SUPPLY INC. pressure valve o-rings 20.12;69537 BENCHMARK OF TORRINGTON P.C. Halco 2nd Addition easement staking 679.50;69538 BIG WOOD TREE SERVICE LLC cut off/grind stump 225.00;69539 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON drywall, screws, hose clamps, coupling, nipples, scissor lift rental, nozzle, hose, s hooks, duct w/ clamp, hinge, bolt, pine, pvc pipe, poly tube, clips, hangers, fasteners, cdx plywood, air filter, masonry bit, construction adhesive, copper tubing cutter, utility heater, rebars, foam sealant, pvc cap, brush, boiler drain, bushing, plug, ball valve, tee, hem fir 1105.69; 69540 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. pins, bolts, box fan, rope, thermometers, fuel pump, glue trap, tee, nipple, tool kit, screwdriver set, drill/imp comp combo kit, v-belts, drill bit, pipe plug, galvanizing finish, sawzall blade, fasteners, heater, extension cord, chains, antifreeze 1390.97;69541 BROWN CO couplers 39.90; 69542 BROWN, KENNETH T. arraignments 250.00;69543 CITY OF TORRINGTON postage, recording fees 55.35;69544 CULLIGAN WATER OF TORRINGTON dispenser rentals, water 98.50;69545 DANA KEPNER CO INC. curb stops 1140.00;69546 DECKER, STEVE fall fertilizer, weed killer, liquid enclave, spret, upm patch 5990.80;69547 DISPLAY SALES CO light bar bulbs 700.00;69548 DOOLEY OIL INC. aviation oil 115.16; 69549 ELLIOTT DIAMOND INC. diamond blades 655.00;69550 FASTENAL CO hand soap refills, batteries, gloves, sweep compound 424.68;69551 FLAGS USA flags 157.00;69552 FLOYD'S TRUCK CENTER INC. clutch assy, hose clnt/elbows 250.58;69553 PRO QUALITY PEST CONTROL rodent control 130.00;69554 GOSHEN DIESEL SERVICE egr valve 345.00;69555 HAWKINS INC. sodium hydrox diaphragm 2432.37; 69556 HEILBRUN, MATT mileage reimb 165.60;69557 IDEAL LINEN/BLUFFS FACILITY SOLUTION cleaner, paper towels, rags, trash bags, toilet paper 507.81;69558 JAMES A. EDDINGTON PC City Attorney extended hours 214.85;69559 KATH BROADCASTING CO LLC tower rent, City Council meeting 475.00; 69560 MACDONALD EQUIPMENT CO fuel switch, plug adapter 503.79;69561 MOOREHOUSE INC. roof trusses, shingles/sheeting 23337.18;69562 NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION portable fire extinguishers handling 52.20;69563 NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL annual membership renewal 495.00; 69564 VIAERO WIRELESS PD wireless unlimited hot spot plan 486.06;69565 NORTH PLATTE VALLEY CONSERVATION DIST contribution-hazardous waste collection day 4000.00;69566 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 30.00;69567 PORT-A-POTS BY TDS INC. stationary port-a-pots 229.58;69568 JERRY POST PSY.D. PC pre-employment exam/protocol costs 400.00;69569 WY AIRPORT SERVICES LLC Airport Operator Contract 1666.66;69570 SAM'S CLUB/SYCHRONY BANK paper plates, plastic silverware, paper bowls 77.28;69571 BUSINESS AND LEGAL RESOURCES annual subscription for online safety training 2953.00;69572 SMITTY'S REPAIR SERVICE heavy weld on hinges-baler 56.00;69573 QUILL LLC safety glasses, speaker, binders, password journal, sanitizer, pens, cutter, shears, tape, post-its/notes, paper plates, coffee, hand sanitizer wipes, disinfecting wipes 234.49;69574 HIGH PLAINS FIRE PROTECTION annual fire extinguisher inspections 1130.30;69575 STUART C IRBY CO utility crimping kit w/ d3 grooves and fixed bg die 2050.00;69576 T D S COLLECTIONS SERVICE INC. semi loads of grading W 1081.39;69577 TOPKOTE INC. Chip Seal Project 108392.50;69578 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT professional services 633.33; 69579 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY batteries, memory card, copy paper, clipboard, disinfecting/cleaning wet wipes, folders, mouse pads, post-it flags, toner cartridges, weekly planner, pens, monthly desk pad, memory card, sd/memory stick pocket card reader, magnifier 2141.77;69580 TRANE U.S. INC. annual service on boilers 1545.00;69581 TRIHYDRO CORP WWTP Pre-Treat Design 14383.49;69582 TROXEL, TOM mileage reimb 165.60;69583 TWO SHOT GOOSE HUNT 2020 2shot pit sponsorship 100.00;69584 CENTURYLINK TVFD phone, data lines 2893.44;69585 VERIZON WIRELESS cell phones, data-tablets/ laptops, cameras 597.34;69586 GRAINGER digital platform bench scale, safety signs 292.08;69587 WY ASSOC RURAL WATER mini conference registration 209.00;69588 WY RENTS air compressor rental 1666.00;69589 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS retirement 63074.03;69590 WY DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES workers compensation 9870.93;69591 ZELL HEATING & COOLING LLC light pilot light 80.00; 69592 KENYON, CHUCK commercial truck black cap handle reimb 49.90;69593 ANTHONY BRATHWAITE installation-decals on ambulance door/quarter panel 75.00;69594 BREMER, JUSTIN L. deposit refund 53.83;69595 JW SERVICES refund water meter deposit less amount used 1990.50;69596 DIXON, SAMANTHA credit refund for overpayment 70.00;69597 HILL, MARINA rabies vaccination deposit reimb 50.00;69598 BUTLER, VICKIE deposit refund 69.09;69599 LOGSDON, JEFF mileage reimb 165.60
Public Notice No. 7637 published in the Torrington Telegram on November 13, 2020.