City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in the City Council Chambers at 436 East 22nd Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Adams, Council Members Kinney, Law and Patterson. 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.
Councilman Patterson led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams led the session with informational announcements on the following items: 1.
City Council vacant seat update; 2. Goshen County mask mandate update; 3. COVID-19 updates and recommendations; 4. Announcement that several City of Torrington Departments are operating on split shifts in order to be able to deliver the critical services of water, sewer, electricity and garbage; 5. Announcement that the 2020 Christmas Parade has been canceled; and 6. Request for continued local business community support.
Mayor Adams announced that the public who is not in attendance of the meeting can participate in the public hearing that is to follow by calling (307) 532-6925 and entering 83656823 for the participant code.
Councilman Law moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 11-17-20 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams requested approval to amend the agenda as follows:
• Add Small Business Saturday Proclamation to the Action Items List.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read a proclamation declaring 11-28-20, 12-05-20, 12-12-20, 12-19-20 and 12-26-20 as Small Business Saturday. It celebrates local small businesses and the contributions they make to the local economy and community, and it urges the residents of the community and communities across the country to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year. Councilman Law moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the proclamation as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams stated as a reminder that anyone wishing to address the Mayor and Council in the public hearing that is to follow can do so by calling (307) 532-6925 and entering 83656823 for the participant code.
Clerk/Treasurer Strecker stated that the City of Torrington is seeking public input and comments on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Modifications Project. She commented that the project involves the engineering and construction of a pre-treatment facility and other headworks modifications. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker indicated that pre-treatment components include screening and grit removal. She stated that lift station pump upgrades, a bypass pump, a vactor truck receiving station (upstream of the main lift station), piping modifications, controls, flow metering, PLC controls and SCADA are also included in the project. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker commented that the project will reduce aeration pond sludge build-up, BOD loading, and labor hours and maintenance costs, while increasing system efficiency and longevity. Director of Public Works Harkins indicated that based on current cost estimates, the City of Torrington plans to borrow $3, 500, 000 from the Wyoming Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund for the project. He stated that the City was eligible for a 50% forgiveness of a portion of the principal of the loan but that due to the state’s financial situation only a 14% principal forgiveness was granted. Mayor Adams opened the public hearing. He asked for public comments in favor of the project. Dennis Kelly addressed the Mayor and Council. He inquired about the increased user fees that will be used to repay the loan. In specific, he asked for a detailed explanation as to how the estimated average rate increase of $1.00 per 1, 000 gallons was calculated. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker described the calculation in detail. Mayor Adams asked for public comments against the project, none were heard. The public hearing was closed. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve moving forward with the loan for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Modifications Project as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams presented the 2021 Golf Rates and Fees for approval. Modifications presented for approval were: Junior/Student - $130, Single - $470, Couple/Married - $685, Family - $780, College Student (under 26 years of age) - $140, Senior (62 years of age and older) - $430, Senior Couples (both must be 62 years of age or older and married) - $650, Trail Fees Annual License - $190, 1 Year City Cart Lease (1 Person)/(1 Couple) - $460/$560, Gas Golf Cart Shed - $130, and Electric Golf Cart Shed - $160.
Mayor Adams presented the 2021 Golf Tournament Schedule for approval.
Councilman Law moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the 2021 Golf Rates and Fees, and the 2021 Golf Tournament Schedule 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-2A” ZONING FOR A TRACT OF LAND. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1231 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-2” ZONING FOR A TRACT OF LAND. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1232 as presented on third reading. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 11-18-20 to 12-01-20 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. None were heard.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson 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: 69715 AFLAC payroll withholding 439.92;69716 AVI PC Potable Ground Water-Well #16 Project 2301.30;69717 NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS payroll withholding 160.00;69718 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 130.84;69719 CITY OF TORRINGTON c/o PLATTE VALLEY BANK East K Lid bond payment/CD 48744.85;69720 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 1029.18;69721 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 235.97;69722 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;69723 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 2536.00;69724 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 369.37;69725 STANDARD INSURANCE CO premium-long term disability 2090.39;69726 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE select flex contributions 2400.00;69727 WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CO payroll withholding 32.70;69728 WY DEPT OF REVENUE sales tax 15811.50;69729 SHAHAN, TAUNALOU gift certificates 90.00;69730 HIGH PLAINS APT deposit refund 52.35;69731 SCHWARTZKOPF, BRIAN deposit refund 114.41;69732 AJS SODA SHOP gift certificates 90.00;69733 ALLWATER SUPPLY LLC membrane, pH sensor, electrolyte 457.16; 69734 AT&T MOBILITY cardiac monitor transmission fee 33.46;69735 AVI PC Potable Ground Water-Well #16 Project 6014.74;69736 BADGER METER water meters 710.28;69737 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON elbows, cable ties, antifreeze, screws, magnetic dr guide, bits, sealant, rope, couplings, bulk hardware, union tees, outlet box/cover, connector, tap cons 96.25;69738 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON gift certificates 60.00;69739 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. antifreeze, pipe plug, bulkhead, fasteners, air fresheners, padlock, protie, duplex receptacles, wall plate, mower lift, extension cord, connector, heater, drill bit set, ice grippers, boots, led light sets, cutting wheel 997.77;69740 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. gift certificates 60.00;69741 BROWN, KENNETH T. Municipal Court Associate Judge 675.00; 69742 CNA SURETY bond/WY p.e. position schedule 100.00;69743 THE BUCKING HORSE STEAKHOUSE gift certificates 90.00;69744 CDW GOVERNMENT LLC tablet holder, antenna bracket mount, ms surf pro cover/pen/mobile mouse, chargers 409.79;69745 CENTURY LUMBER CENTER gift certificates 60.00; 69746 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC jet fuel, Phillips 66 terminal maint fee 8299.88;69747 CITY OF TORRINGTON dump fees-south fire hall fire damage 682.50;69748 CONTRACTORS MATERIALS INC. inverted paint, sonotubes 193.20;69749 DANA KEPNER CO INC. swivel nuts, gaskets, flanges 836.96;69750 DESTRY'S SECRET GARDEN gift certificates 60.00;69751 DISPLAY SALES CO Christmas lights 700.00;69752 DITCH WITCH UNDERCON module, seat 689.09;69753 DOOLEY OIL INC. spirax atf fluid, def fluid 1030.25; 69754 DURR UNIVERSAL INC. air filters 1671.73;69755 EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS INC. adult comitubes, king ltsd kits w/ gastric access kits, adult adjustable collars 584.72;69756 FERGUSON ENTERPRISES drill bit, shell cutter, couplers, insert stiffeners 629.35;69757 FIRED UP RESCUE LLC fire boots, barrier nomex hood 422.50;69758 FLOYD'S TRUCK CENTER INC. air bag/piston composite, shift lever assy 208.78;69759 FRESH FOODS gift certificates 90.00;69760 G & L CONCRETE concrete 1138.75; 69761 GOSHEN CO PUBLIC HEALTH flu season shots 80.00;69762 GOSHEN CO TREASURER property taxes 37192.05;69763 GREATAMERICA FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP property taxes 55.87;69764 HAWKEYE DIGGING & HAULING LLC hauled hard pan 6277.50;69765 HEARTLAND EMBROIDERY & PRINTWEAR LLC gift certificates 90.00;69766 HUB INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN STATES LIMITED auto/ commercial property insurance 33332.00;69767 INBERG-MILLER ENGINEERS landfill new cell design/ permit renewal 2845.83;69768 JCG TECHNOLOGIES INC. support services for liberty court/meeting recorder 975.00;69769 JERRY'S ELECTRIC transformer 8865.00;69770 POWERPLAN label, switches, rotary switch, toggle/rocker switch 427.45;69771 KAUFMAN GLASS LLC sanded clear glass 107.50;69772 MEL'S COUNTRY CARDS & PARTY gift certificates 60.00;69773 LEAD DOG TRUCKING LLC haul clay 7537.50; 69774 MCKEE, KAREN R. & MARTIN B. one color print on gaitors 233.33;69775 MOOREHOUSE INC. install playground equipment/curb 12270.00;69776 MOUNTAIN STATES PIPE & SUPPLY CO INC. 100w ERTs 9556.35;69777 MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY SERVICES INC. hydrotest-custom fire safety service 325.00;69778 VIAERO WIRELESS PD wireless unlimited hot spot plan 458.35;69779 NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC. brass saddles, ferncos, ips stop/drain, adapters, female flares 536.26;69780 JSJJ LLC gift certificates 90.00;69781 HEARTLAND EXPRESSWAY 2021 Jurisdictional Membership 2418.12;69782 PANHANDLE COOP gift certificates 90.00;69783 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 30.00;69784 PETERBILT OF WY def pump main kit 83.99;69785 PRO-QUIP LLC electric hand rim clamp tire changer 5830.00;69786 QUADIENT LEASING USA INC. lease contract 406.50;69787 RAILROAD MANAGEMENT CO property tax 191.71;69788 REGENCY MIDWEST VENTURES LIMITED PARTNER lodging/WY Assoc of Rural Water Conference 320.00;69789 WY AIRPORT SERVICES LLC Airport Operator Contract 1666.66;69790 VANDEL DRUG gift certificates 60.00;69791 S & W HEALTHCARE CORPORATION wet foam gel 132.91; 69792 SAM'S CLUB/SYCHRONY BANK clocks 51.76;69793 SCHNEIDER WILD FUR insulated gloves 750.00; 69794 SHIELD616 donations to PD vest program 190.00;69795 SOUTH TORRINGTON WATER & SEWER DISTRICT museum-water/sewer 66.16;69796 QUILL LLC alcohol wipes, post its, binder, pens, highlighters, swiffers, fragrance sphere, unlined cards, surface disinfectant/deodorizer, paper, hand sanitizer 143.67; 69797 STUART C IRBY CO lineman gloves class 2, glove testing 382.86;69798 SUN RIDGE SYSTEMS INC. RIMS annual support services 9354.00;69799 TITAN MACHINERY-GILLETTE fan repair, time/travel 17766.62;69800 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT professional services 633.33;69801 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY gift certificates 60.00;69802 SUBWAY gift certificates 90.00;69803 TORRINGTON VISION CLINIC P.C. safety glasses, safety lenses for airpack/fire 975.00;69804 TRI STATE OIL RECLAIMERS INC. used oil pick-up 45.00;69805 U S POSTMASTER first class presort/annual fee, annual post office box fee 360.00; 69806 CENTURYLINK data lines 1781.84;69807 VERIZON WIRELESS cell phones 610.11;69808 GRAINGER hand sanitizer 49.99;69809 WY ASSOC RURAL WATER Mini Conference Registration 238.00;69810 WY BRAND INDUSTRIES business cards 240.00;69811 WY ENGINEERING SOCIETY 2021 Membership Dues 60.00;69812 RESPOND FIRST AID SYSTEMS OF WY 1st aid kit supplies 114.13;69813 WY LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY peace officer basic training 1450.30;69814 WY MACHINERY compressor rental 1666.00;69815 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS retirement 64087.44;69816 DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES workers compensation 9875.78;69817 307 SPORTS BAR & GRILL gift certificates 90.00;69818 BURGER KING gift certificates 90.00;69819 GARCIA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT gift certificates 90.00;69820 LA FAMILIA PRADO gift certificates 90.00;69821 THE BREAD DOCTOR gift certificates 90.00;69822 COWBOY UP COFFEE LLC gift certificates 90.00;69823 ARBY'S gift certificates 90.00;69824 TARYN KILTY gift certificates 120.00;69825 OLD MOOSE MECANTILE gift certificates 120.00; 69826 WAGNER'S FLORAL gift certificates 60.00;69827 SAN PEDRO JC LLC gift certificates 90.00;69828 SMALL, AMY refund for proof of rabies vaccination 50.00;69829 MATHIS, DONALD & BETTY JO credit refund 123.77;69830 GARCIA, TIMOTHY J. credit refund 4.95
Public Notice No. 7655 published in the Torrington Telegram on December 11, 2020.