Public Notice No. 7681
City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in the City Council Chambers at 436 East 22nd Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Adams, Council Members Kelly, Kinney and Patterson. Also Present: Attorney Eddington, Director of Public Works Harkins, Chief of Police Johnson and Deputy City Clerk Anaya.
Mayor Adams called the meeting to order.
Former Councilman William Law led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams presented former Councilman William Law with a plaque in recognition of 8 years of public service as a Council member for the City of Torrington and as a thank you for his dedication and commitment to the community.
Attorney Eddington administered the Oaths of Office to newly elected officials Councilman Dennis Kelly and Councilman Richard Patterson.
Mayor Adams led the session with informational announcements on the following items: 1.
City Council vacant seat update; 2. COVID-19 updates and recommendations; 3. Goshen County mask mandate reminder and update; 4. COVID-19 vaccine update; 5. Governor Gordon Public Health Order update on bars and restaurants; 6. Reminder to citizens that sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of a snowfall; and 7. Reminder that the Public Hearing for the 2021 Liquor License Renewals will be held at the 02-16-21 Council meeting.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 12-15-20 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Kelly moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams presented for approval the appointment of City Officials for calendar year 2021. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the appointments of James Eddington as City Attorney, Matthew Johnson as Chief of Police, Lance Petsch as Fire Chief, Lynette Strecker as City Clerk/Treasurer, Jeffrey Harkins as Director of Public Works, John Patrick as Municipal Judge, and Herbert Doby and Kenneth Brown as Associate Municipal Judges. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to appoint Councilman Ted Kinney as Mayor Pro-Tem for calendar year 2021. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams presented for approval the following appointments: Airport Board – Dave Arland, Michael Richey, Deb Yeik and Randy Baugh. Expiration of Terms: 12-31-24; Consolidated Wyoming Municipality Electric Joint Powers Board – Randy Adams. Expiration of Term: 12-31-23; Council Committee Assignments – Randy Adams (Streets, Sanitation, Museum, Investment, Parks, Cemetery, Pool, Golf, Care Center Board), Ted Kinney (Wage, Airport, Ambulance, Electrical), Richard Patterson (Investment, Health Insurance) and Dennis Kelly (Water, Sewer, Shop, Fire, Vehicles, Buildings); Health Insurance Committee – Amy Haas, Indefinite. Richard Patterson. Expiration of Term: 12-31-21; Heartland Express – Billy Janes, Indefinite; Industrial Park Committee – Dana Youtz and Rick Hoppal. Expiration of Terms: 12-31-24; Investment Committee – Amy Haas and Richard Patterson, Indefinite; Planning and Advisory Board – Curtis Birkley, Dee Ann Hankins and Kathy Hamer-Smith. Expiration of Terms: 12-31-24; Safety Committee – Matthew Hickman, Debra Curry, Mark Weis and Ryan Kelly. Expiration of Terms: 12-31-22; Torrington Urban Systems Committee – Richard Yates and Jeffrey Harkins. Expiration of Terms: 12-31-24; Wage Committee – Amy Haas and Matthew Johnson, Indefinite. Richard Patterson. Expiration of Term: 12-31-24. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the appointments as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Kelly moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to designate Randy L. Adams as a Full-Time Mayor for calendar year 2021. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read Resolution No. 2021-1 approving the institutions as bank depositories and/or security broker/dealers for the City of Torrington during calendar year 2021. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve Resolution No. 2021-1 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 12-16-20 to 01-05-21 were presented for payment. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the bills for payment as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams asked for public comments, questions or concerns.
Councilman Kinney announced that President-elect Joe Biden is planning a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to honor those killed by the coronavirus the evening of 01-19-21 in Washington at 5:30 p.m. He stated that the event will be the first-ever lighting around the Reflecting Pool to memorialize American lives lost and indicated that all communities around the country are invited to join Washington in lighting up buildings and ringing church bells at 5:30 p.m. in a national moment of unity and remembrance.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to adjourn to executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to return the Council to regular session. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the wage recommendation proposed by Chief of Police Johnson as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded that there being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council to adjourn at 8:16 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 69932 AFLAC payroll withholding 439.92;69933 AT&T MOBILITY cardiac monitor transmission fee 33.46;69934 BLACK HILLS ENERGY utilities-gas 5160.80;69935 NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS payroll withholding 160.00;69936 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding, utilities-firefighter incentive 12969.81;69937 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 364.34; 69938 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 235.97;69939 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;69940 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 2536.00;69941 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 369.37;69942 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE select flex contributions 2399.86;69943 VERIZON WIRELESS TVFD cell phones 96.72;69944 WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CO payroll withholding 32.70;69945 WYRULEC CO Landfill Electric 388.58;69946 WYRULEC CO utilities-firefighter incentive 2144.70;69947 FLOYD'S TRUCK CENTER INC. lever assy, shift lever kit/correct mailing 415.64;69948 VIAERO WIRELESS wireless unlimited hot spot plan for PD 458.35; 69949 SOUTH TORRINGTON WATER & SEWER DISTRICT museum-water/sewer 66.16;69950 STANDARD INSURANCE CO premium-long term disability 2090.39;69951 VERIZON WIRELESS cell phones 603.09; 69952 WY DEPT OF REVENUE sales tax 16765.82;69953 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS retirement 64256.13; 69954 DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES workers compensation 10049.73;69955 TD REAL ESTATE deposit refund 71.04;69956 Void;69957 A & C SHEET METAL heater installation, gas piping 6502.24; 69958 ALTEC INDUSTRIES INC. knife, cutting pliers, cable cutters 347.87;69959 BADGER METER water meters 25911.99;69960 BENCHMARK OF TORRINGTON P.C. maps 72.00;69961 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON pointer knob, hose reel, concrete mix, cap, tapcos, straps 155.72;69962 BLUE TARP FINANCIAL INC. replacement cushion-forklift 158.00;69963 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. extension cords, outlets, plug, fittings, boots, clamps, coupler, fert sol hose, sockets, bushing, adapter, mouse/rat bait, chain, oil, credit, bit set, hyd fluid 589.71;69964 BORDER STATES INDUSTRIES INC. meter mains, load break elbows, conduit, fuse links, street lights, cable seal kit, tap conns, flood lights/substation, heating elements, entrance caps, 2 hole straps, work pants, wire, spade conns 6816.28;69965 BROWN, KENNETH T. Municipal Court Associate Judge 250.00;69966 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC Phillips 66 terminal maint fee 16.00;69967 CITY OF TORRINGTON bulb, credit refund to utility customer, postage 87.05;69968 ABSOLUTE SOLUTIONS troubleshoot, radio inopersble, travel time/mileage 300.50;69969 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ambulance supplies 46.57;69970 CONNECTING POINT copier staples 34.79;69971 CONTRACTORS MATERIALS INC. pants, paint, lens clean towelettes 269.00;69972 CUES INC. software/ support plan 2425.00;69973 DALE'S TIRE & RETREADING bdm bandag, casing, dismount/mount 2266.64; 69974 DANA KEPNER CO INC. couplings, gaskets, water meters, meter chambers 22922.24;69975 DH PACE CO INC. padlocks, pinned cores 345.85;69976 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC. lab testing 774.00; 69977 FASTENAL CO bleach 88.98;69978 G & L CONCRETE concrete 471.25;69979 PRO QUALITY PEST CONTROL rodent control 130.00;69980 GOLDSTAR PRODUCTS INC. sal/calcium neutralizer 999.00;69981 HIGH POINTE ELECTRIC INC. Well 15 Generator Project 12084.00;69982 HOTLINE ELECTRICAL SALES & SERVICE LLC electric meters 13120.00;69983 IDEAL LINEN/BLUFFS FACILITY SOLUTION towels, toilet paper, disinfectant spray, liners, cleaner, hand soap, rags 1176.28;69984 J - BUILT HOMES INC. Walking Path Extension Project 4371.20;69985 KATH BROADCASTING CO LLC tower rent, City Council meeting 475.00;69986 MASEK GOLF CAR CO rental cars-golf shop 449.25;69987 METAL SHOP flat iron 24.50; 69988 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. dispatch 911 service contract, radios w/ paddle microphones and chargers 24087.52;69989 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. microphone 535.92;69990 NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC. megalugs, corp stops, poly, valve boxes, water saddles, stiffners, credit 1915.92;69991 OFFICE OF STATE LANDS & INVEST DWSRF loan payments 112265.88;69992 ORR, LARRY W. ambulance alignment 125.00;69993 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 60.00;69994 QUADIENT FINANCE USA INC. neopost postage 107.90;69995 QUADIENT FINANCE USA INC. neopost postage 553.75;69996 RAILROAD MANAGEMENT CO water p/l underxing 439.23;69997 WY AIRPORT SERVICES LLC Airport Operator Contract 1666.67;69998 RIVER VIEW SAND & GRAVEL LLC salt/sand 2082.76;69999 SAM'S CLUB/ SYCHRONY BANK bubble wrap 12.98;70000 EASTERN WY EYE CLINIC safety glasses 498.00;70001 SHIELD616 donations to PD vest program 200.00;70002 STUART C IRBY CO cutting jaw 310.00;70003 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT professional services 633.33;70004 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY credit, wall planner/refill, calendars, binders, pens, envelopes, ink/toner cartridges, letter cover stock, notebooks, pads 744.87;70005 TRANE U.S. INC. replace front/back refractory on both boilers 1636.00;70006 TRIHYDRO CORP WWTP Pre-Treat Design 15786.67;70007 CENTURYLINK TVFD phone, data lines 2862.04;70008 GRAINGER psi tubing, first aid kit 54.34;70009 WASTEQUIP MANUFACTURING CO special tarp for stepp w/ slot 438.58;70010 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS Torr Vol EMT Pension 37.50;70011 STATE OF WY-DEPT OF WORKFORCE unemployment 1042.58;70012 ZELL HEATING & COOLING LLC ice machine maint 200.00;70013 BECK, VIRGIL & FREDA relinquished 2 cemetery lots 750.00;70014 RELIANT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION records obtained thru search warrant-investigation 34.00;70015 MARTINEZ, ELFIDA deposit refund 141.65;70016 QUEST, TRAVIS E. deposit refund 148.60;70017 CADECO LLC deposit refund 294.07;70018 ELDER, JAMES ambulance overpayment refund 700.00;70019 MEYER, GAGE J. credit refund 92.31;70020 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 568.98;70021 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 317.24;70022 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 235.97;70023 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;70024 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 2536.00;70025 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 369.37;70026 REGIONAL CARE INC. select flex admin 99.00
Public Notice No. 7681 published in the Torrington Telegram on January 15 2021.