City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in the City Council Chambers at 436 East 22nd Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Adams, Council Members Kelly, Kinney, Patterson and Steinbock. 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 Kelly led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams led the session with informational announcements on the following items: 1.
City Council vacant seat appointment update; 2. 01-14-21 wind storm event/power outage update; 3. Wyoming State Legislature update; 4. COVID-19 updates and recommendations; and 5. COVID-19 vaccine update.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 01-05-21 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams presented for approval the appointment of Catherine Steinbock to fill the City Council vacant seat for the term 01-19-21 to 12-31-22. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the appointment as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed official Councilwoman Catherine Steinbock.
Mayor Adams presented for approval the following appointments: Council Committee Assignments – Richard Patterson (Police); Industrial Park Committee – Catherine Steinbock, Indefinite; Performance Evaluation Committee – James Eddington and Jeffrey Harkins, Indefinite. Richard Patterson, Darin Yates and Amy Haas. Expiration of Terms: 12-31-21. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the appointments 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, 2021 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 property located at 2002 Hillside Drive was annexed several years ago but never legally zoned by ordinance, therefore the proposed ordinance is a housekeeping effort to clean-up the zoning map. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1.08.010 OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2021 REVISIONS, RELATING TO HOLIDAYS. He stated that Clerk/Treasurer Strecker advised that the holiday ordinance did not parallel the holiday policy, therefore the proposed ordinance is a housekeeping effort to update the ordinance to comply with the holidays as they are set forth in the current policy. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Clerk/Treasurer Strecker presented for approval an amendment to the policy handbook in regard to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Policy. She stated that the temporary policy that was put in place after the legislation passed for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act expired on 12-31-20. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker commented that she recommends the continuation of the policy through 03-31-21. She indicated that additional leave time will not be added. It will simply be available to be used by employees that haven’t used it or fully exhausted it yet. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker stated that the City is not eligible for reimbursement and commented that the even though this extension will cost the City the extra leave, she believes that in the long run it will prevent further outbreaks within the City’s departments. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve the amendment to the policy handbook in regard to the extension of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Policy through 03-31-21 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 01-06-21 to 01-19-21 were presented for payment. Councilman Kelly 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.
Councilman Kinney congratulated Points West Community Bank on their 115 years of service.
Councilman Patterson complemented and thanked all of the individuals and crews that played a role in restoring the power after the 01-14-21 wind storm event.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded that there being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council to adjourn at 7:25 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 70027 MUNICIPAL ENERGY AGENCY OF NE wholesale power 432655.31; 70028 PLATTE VALLEY BANK lease purchase payment 13538.61; 70029 TOUCHTONE COMMUNICATIONS long distance 90.16; 70030 WYRULEC CO Landfill Electric 516.22; 70031 VALENT, KYLE deposit refund 57.91; 70032 TD REAL ESTATE deposit refund 331.32; 70033 TORRINGTON SAGE APT deposit refund 41.24; 70034 ALTEC INDUSTRIES INC. 2021 Digger Truck 205884.59; 70035 AT&T MOBILITY cardiac monitor transmission fee 33.46; 70036 BADGER METER water meters 1331.32; 70037 BLACK HILLS ENERGY utilities-gas 822.18; 70038 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. copier contracts 839.00; 70039 CASELLE INC. contract support & maint 1990.00; 70040 CASPER MANUFACTURING INC. spinner plate 144.92; 70041 CENTURY LUMBER CENTER nipple, cement, couplings, elbows, screws, washers, fasteners, hooks, holiday light tester, nails, extension cord, adhesive, garage door remote, bushings, 1-hole straps, led bulb, air filters, fit connector, adapter, hub ell, cleanouts, ball valve, pipe cleaner, pipe, sprinkler parts-return/recharge, pvc nut, p-trap, disinfectant, gorilla glue gel 303.92; 70042 ABSOLUTE SOLUTIONS programming/verification-proper operations & settings 560.00; 70043 CONNECTING POINT copier service contracts/monthly charges 338.14; 70044 CULLIGAN WATER OF TORRINGTON dispenser rentals/parts, water 122.00; 70045 DALE'S TIRE & RETREADING bandags, section repairs 1470.64; 70046 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC. lab testing 237.00; 70047 FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION shipping-homeland security grant 20.02; 70048 GLOBAL EQUIPMENT CO first aid kits 92.00; 70049 GOSHEN CO CLERK 2020 primary & general election fee 3320.00; 70050 GOSHEN CO ECONOMIC 1/4 cent sales tax 21357.76; 70051 GOSHEN CO TREASURER IT support 50385.00; 70052 GREATAMERICA FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP copier leases 434.00; 70053 HAWKINS INC. unit ech, sodium hydroxide diaphragm 1936.48; 70054 IDEAL LINEN/BLUFFS FACILITY SOLUTION mats, scrapers, sam dust/ energy fees, coveralls, sam garment fees, sam linen, mops, towels 1054.95; 70055 INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS degreaser, brakleen, gloves, return 160.76; 70056 JAMES A. EDDINGTON PC City Attorney 6666.00; 70057 K & K COMMUNICATIONS paging service-elec meters 12.00; 70058 FRANK PARTS CO drill driver set, bits, scissor jack, fitting, ratchet set/straps, air/fuel/oil filters, drive belts, a/c belts, return, headlight lamp, grinding wheel 659.13; 70059 LUJAN CLEANING SERVICE LLC cleaning, window cleaning 273.75; 70060 MCKEE, KAREN R. & MARTIN B. color print on vests, coat repairs 93.00; 70061 MEDICAL AIR SERVICES ASSOCIATION medical air transport insurance 1577.00; 70062 MENARDS tv wall mount kit, hdmi cable/converter, calendars, planners, shelves 337.21; 70063 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. dispatch 911 service contract 4904.32; 70064 NMC EXCHANGE LLC hose assy, o-rings 157.29; 70065 NORMONT EQUIPMENT CO spinner 222.01; 70066 O'REILLY AUTO ENTERPRISES LLC return, wiper blades, air/cabin/ fuel/oil filters, battery, light 707.85; 70067 OLSON TIRE CO trac recap, rotate/balance, tire repairs, prema rad patch, stems 437.10; 70068 ONE CALL OF WY tickets for CDC code TRG 133.50; 70069 PANHANDLE COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION propane, tank rent 759.11; 70070 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 330.00; 70071 PATRICK, JOHN B. Municipal Court Judge 1750.00; 70072 THE L L JOHNSON DIST CO groundbreaker-2.5 low pH wetting agents 369.00; 70073 PINNACLE BANK postage, gift cards, meals, annual membership fee, gift, safety vests, filters, work boots, fingerprint cards, prairie dog management training, dual channel amplifier, electric hazard boots, light bulbs, inline radon fan, training, conversion kit for launcher, renewal 2853.07; 70074 PRINT EXPRESS INC. envelopes, ups 318.21; 70075 REGANIS AUTO CENTER INC. power steering repair 438.73; 70076 WY AIRPORT SERVICES LLC air fuel 351.10; 70077 SANDBERG IMPLEMENT INC. cutting edge for plow/skid steer 131.16; 70078 VALLEY MOTOR SUPPLY vinyl care kit, crimson grease, dual head gauge hose, thread lock/gel, mandrel set, couplers, coupling-gear shift, batteries, air hose, oil absorber, hook loop tape, plastic fittings, fuel line clip, fuel filter, wiper blades, hyd hose/fitting 1310.29; 70079 WY SECRETARY OF STATE notary filing 30.00; 70080 WY SECRETARY OF STATE notary renewal 30.00; 70081 SNOW CREST CHEMICALS LLC hot water closed loop contract 125.00; 70082 QUILL LLC disinfecting wipes, shipping tape, toilet bowl pucks, usb drives 213.51; 70083 SUEZ WTS USA INC. monthly chemical management 7748.79; 70084 TIMBERLINE ELECTRIC & CONTROL CORP annual renewal-phone power license 275.00; 70085 TORRINGTON ROTARY CLUB prorated quarterly dues 52.02; 70086 TRANE U.S. INC. heat pump/boiler repairs 1857.88; 70087 U S POSTMASTER credit for postage 850.00; 70088 VERIZON WIRELESS TVFD cell phones 97.03; 70089 W A M-WCCA museum improvements installment 650.00; 70090 GRAINGER e-spot led flashlight upgrade kits, fire extinguisher inspection tags 212.48; 70091 WESTCO slafter floor & shine oil, diesel 6814.51; 70092 WESTERN PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS drug screen, urine collection 63.00; 70093 WY BANK & TRUST lease purchase payment 26495.88; 70094 DFPES fire & emergency service company officer 5th edition 70.45; 70095 WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION license plate transfer 2.00; 70096 WY MACHINERY return, clips, element assy 179.39; 70097 TORRINGTON TELEGRAM ads, legals 2441.25; 70098 WY WATER QUALITY & POLLUTION CNTRL WWQ & PCA memberships 240.00; 70099 KENYON, CHUCK reimb 399.46; 70100 CEARNS, TYLER credit refund 247.66; 70101 R & R RESTORATION deposit refund 21.69; 70102 JOHNSON, LISA deposit refund 61.32; 70103 SCHMITZ, JOSHUA deposit refund 28.41; 70104 YUNG, KENT & TAMMY deposit refund 128.54; 70105 SCHANEMAN, KATHY deposit refund 31.99; 70106 SCHANEMAN, FLOYD & KATHY deposit refund 107.01; 70107 BULL, JUSTIN deposit refund 39.92; 70108 ELEVATED HOME SOLUTIONS LLC deposit refund 11.18; 70109 DENNETT, AMBER D. deposit refund 112.67; 70110 FLORES, ELIZABETH HISQUIERDO deposit refund 167.15; 70111 FEAGLER, ARLENE credit refund 4.97; 70112 PILCH, JEFF deposit refund 216.88; 70113 AFLAC payroll withholding 385.80; 70114 NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS payroll withholding 160.00; 70115 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 143.97; 70116 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 25.00; 70117 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 235.97; 70118 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00; 70119 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 2536.00; 70120 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 39.00; 70121 MERITAIN HEALTH INC. premium-ins/life admin 40588.37; 70122 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 369.37; 70123 CITY OF TORRINGTON c/o PINNACLE BANK health reserve non-insured PR employee premium/MT positions 9448.28; 70124 REGIONAL CARE INC. select flex admin 141.00; 70125 WY AIRPORT SERVICES LLC Airport Operator Contract 1666.67; 70126 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE premium 86743.29; 70127 WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CO payroll withholding 32.70
Public Notice No. 7695 published in the Torrington Telegram on January 29, 2021.