City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 2, 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.
Chief of Police Johnson led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams presented Teri Shinost with a Community Hero Award.
Mayor Adams led the session with informational announcements on the following items: 1.
Wyoming State Legislature update; 2. Reminder that the Public Hearing for the 2021 Liquor License Renewals will be held at the 02-16-21 Council meeting; 3. Reminder to citizens that sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of a snowfall; 4. Update on 01-14-21 wind storm event/power outage repairs; 5.
COVID-19 vaccine update; 6. COVID-19 updates; 7. Goshen County mask mandate reminder and COVID-19 recommendations; and 8. July 4th Fireworks Display update.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 01-19-21 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the agenda 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. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve the ordinance on second 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. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the ordinance on second reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF TORRINGTON, WYOMING, REAL PROPERTY TO BE KNOWN AS THE JIRDON-AIRPORT ADDITION. He stated that the series of ordinances that will follow involve land that was purchased by the City of Torrington previously but never annexed. Attorney Eddington indicated that because the City is the owner of the real property, the statutory provisions for reporting and public hearings on annexations can be circumvented. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF TORRINGTON, WYOMING, REAL PROPERTY TO BE KNOWN AS THE MILLER-AIRPORT ADDITION. Councilman Kelly moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF TORRINGTON, WYOMING, REAL PROPERTY TO BE KNOWN AS THE SPEAR-AIRPORT ADDITION. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Chief of Police Johnson presented for approval an amendment to the policy handbook in regard to the creation of an Extended Duty Assignments Policy. He stated that the new policy will encourage growth, learning and career opportunities for employees in the Torrington Police Department (TPD) through extended duty assignments. Chief of Police Johnson indicated that an extended duty assignment is intended to meet the needs of the TPD in filling key positions which require additional training and experience above that of a Patrol Officer but do not require supervisory control that necessitates promotion. The two positions included in the policy are Detective and School Resource Officer (SRO). Councilman Kinney moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve the amendment to the policy handbook in regard to the creation of an Extended Duty Assignments Policy as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 01-20-21 to 02-02-21 were presented for payment. Councilman Patterson 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.
Mayor Adams thanked KGOS/KERM and the Torrington Telegram for all that they do to keep the public informed.
Streets/Sanitation Supervisor Hawley invited the Mayor and Council to visit the baler facility for a demonstration of the new bagging system in action, and to visit the landfill to view all of the major changes that are taking place.
Councilman Kinney congratulated Korinne John for achieving her doctorate degree and for starting her chiropractic business.
Councilman Kinney stated that Jenn Marsden-Garcia is asking the community to support National Wear Red Day on 02-05-21 to raise awareness for heart disease by wearing red.
Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Patterson seconded that there being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council to adjourn at 7:42 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 70128 BLACK HILLS ENERGY utilities-gas 5016.93;70129 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 39.00;70130 SIMON CONTRACTORS Airport Runway Project 198942.61;70131 SOUTH TORRINGTON WATER & SEWER DISTRICT museum-water/sewer 74.63;70132 STANDARD INSURANCE CO premium-long term disability 1766.00;70133 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE select flex contributions 2886.94;70134 WY DEPT OF REVENUE sales tax 18329.29;70135 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS Torr Vol EMT Pension 37.50;70136 FORSCHER, JOSEPH deposit refund 91.81;70137 LOPEZ, SERAFINA A. deposit refund 19.85;70138 HENKELS & MCCOY INC. refund hydrant meter deposit minus fees 1629.80;70139 21ST CENTURY EQUIPMENT LLC oil filter 19.79;70140 AJS SODA SHOP birthday gift cards 180.00;70141 AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOC membership renewal 344.00;70142 ATCO INTERNATIONAL air fresheners, deodorizer for dumpsters 592.60;70143 BENCHMARK OF TORRINGTON P.C. new easement 407.75;70144 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON return, screws, u-bolts, drive socket, fasteners, nuts, washers, wire, flat zinc bar, zinc plated steel quick links 84.25;70145 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. tape measures, pump up sprayer, mouse traps, snow shovel, screws, filters, dungaree clothing, boots, bolt on hinge, pipe gate hinges, screw/bolt hooks, heater, return, v-belts, drain care, spray paint, cable puller, wire rope clips, anchor shackle, plug fuse, duplex receptacle 601.55;70146 BORDER STATES INDUSTRIES INC. conduit, cutout, ent cap, saddles, hubs, cable positioner, copper, triplex, wire, coupling, photo eye, flood lights, electric meter covers, extension cord male/female ends, meter base hubs, 2-hole straps 6337.02;70147 BROWN CO repl chain, return, filters, element, tires/wheels 493.67;70148 CNA SURETY bond for notary renewal 50.00;70149 CDW GOVERNMENT LLC power adapters 85.77;70150 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC Phillips 66 terminal maint fee 16.00;70151 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC aviation gas 17590.22;70152 CITY OF TORRINGTON postage, lien/ lien release filing fees, title fee, easement 90.95;70153 CO DOORWAYS INC. door installation 2314.00; 70154 CONTRACTORS MATERIALS INC. lathe, inverted paint 330.00;70155 CULLIGAN WATER OF TORRINGTON water dispenser rentals, water, salt 256.00;70156 DECKER, STEVE antifreeze 69.00;70157 DOOLEY OIL INC. aircraft oil 45.58;70158 NORTHERN EXPOSURE COMPUTER CENTER batteries 29.99; 70159 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC. lab testing 1148.00;70160 FASTENAL CO batteries, hole mounts, vari-bit-for meters, bleach, cable ties 242.89;70161 FIRED UP RESCUE LLC intrinsically safe helmet-mounted multi-function flashlight 417.02;70162 FLOYD'S TRUCK CENTER INC. turn signal switch 64.85;70163 G & L CONCRETE concrete 948.00;70164 PRO QUALITY PEST CONTROL rodent control 130.00;70165 HACH CO dpd free chlorine reagent-swiftest refill vials 291.17;70166 HAWKEYE DIGGING & HAULING LLC hauling for landfill closure 2340.00;70167 HAWKINS INC. sodium hydrox 50% diaphragm 2435.37;70168 USABLUEBOOK printer ribbon, traceable conductivity standard, eyewash bottles, pH buffer pack 141.31; 70169 HONNEN EQUIPMENT dozer rental-cell 13 closure 6960.00;70170 HUB INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN STATES LIMITED endorsement adding 2020 John Deere-landfill equipment rental 44.00; 70171 IDEAL LINEN/BLUFFS FACILITY SOLUTION cleaner, trash bags, urinal screens, paper towels 758.10; 70172 INTOXIMETERS INC. mouthpiece sets 70.00;70173 JAMES A. EDDINGTON PC City Attorney extended hours 180.00;70174 POWERPLAN repair humidity sensor/broken dipstick tube 1325.97;70175 L.N. CURTIS & SONS multigas detector, electronic cylinder holder, calibration alum cylinder, galaxy automated test system 4322.73;70176 LEAD DOG TRUCKING LLC haul clay from lower pit, called for wind 2430.00;70177 MATHESON TRI-GAS INC. medical oxygen 53.95;70178 MCI A VERIZON CO long distance/ 911 call backs 6.76;70179 MCKEE, KAREN R. & MARTIN B. velcro, seat repair 101.00;70180 MERITAIN HEALTH INC. premium-ins/life admin 39739.65;70181 NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION membership renewal 175.00;70182 NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC. adapters, bushing, compression unions/stops, return, purecore poly, clamp 1660.93;70183 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 120.00; 70184 CITY OF TORRINGTON c/o PINNACLE BANK health reserve non-insured employee premium/MT positions 10316.28;70185 QUADIENT FINANCE USA INC. neopost postage 632.07;70186 R & R PRODUCTS INC. rake tooth bolts 60.42;70187 WY AIRPORT SERVICES LLC Airport Operator Contract 1666.67;70188 WY AIRPORT SERVICES LLC air fuel, repairs 3251.80;70189 TEAM CHEVROLET replace trailer brake switch 304.38;70190 SMITTY'S REPAIR SERVICE weld/repair mower deck 394.78;70191 SNOW CREST CHEMICALS LLC hot water closed loop contract 125.00;70192 SWIFT COMPLY software upgrade 1356.00;70193 TEAM LABORATORY CHEMICAL LLC weed killer 483.00;70194 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE premium 85443.51;70195 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT professional services, WY fireman's pension 2602.08;70196 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY planners, legal pads, sheet protectors, folders, label maker tape, ink/toner cartridges, electronic tape cartridges, pens, rubber bands, coffee filters, dividers, binders, cover stock, clear reports w/ spines, audio recorder, storage boxes, pencils, sharpies, report covers, stapler, markers, envelopes, custom cut sheets, copy paper, folder fasteners, post-it flags 1509.16;70197 TORRINGTON RURAL FIRE DIST. #3 prepay ladder truck 75%-City share 131596.50;70198 TORRINGTON VISION CLINIC P.C. safety glasses 452.00;70199 TRANS-WEST INC. lamp assy 129.01;70200 TRIHYDRO CORP WWTP Pre-Treat Design 10244.83;70201 TRI-TECH FORENSICS INC. evidence sealing tape 91.00;70202 CENTURYLINK TVFD phone, data lines 2871.83;70203 VERIZON WIRELESS cell phones, data-tablets/laptops, cameras 607.87;70204 GRAINGER hand winch 240.30;70205 WATER INFORMATION SHARING & ANALYSIS CNT annual membership 524.00;70206 WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION billing for o&m at torrington substation to restore funds 4057.73;70207 WYO ASSOC OF SHERIFFS & CHIEF OF POLICE WASCOP membership dues 250.00;70208 WY DEPT OF AGRICULTURE landfill scale license renewal 40.00;70209 WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION Torr/Industrial Park Ave, Torr/ US-85 Realign/Enhc, Industrial Park Ave Phase II, citation books 161.39;70210 WY OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL background check 15.00;70211 WY MACHINERY motor rebuild 35264.63;70212 WY WATER ASSOCIATION membership dues 500.00;70213 YUNG, KENT & TAMMY credit refund 142.84;70214 DAVIS, NATHAN deposit refund 6.73;70215 MILLER, ABIGAIL deposit refund 51.15;70216 DUNCAN, ERIC & SHELLY deposit refund 37.49;70217 PARKER III, ERNEST deposit refund 23.82;70218 WALLACE, SHANNON deposit refund 1.30;70219 STRICKER, GARY deposit refund 143.43;70220 LUCERO, DENISE refund for ambulance overpayment 584.80;70221 ROBBINS, RAYMOND refund for ambulance overpayment 1100.00;70222 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 540.44;70223 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 7.37;70224 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 235.97;70225 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;70226 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 2575.00;70227 MEDICAL AIR SERVICES ASSOCIATION medical air transport insurance 1577.00;70228 MEDICAL AIR SERVICES ASSOCIATION medical air transport insurance 1596.00;70229 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 359.37
Public Notice No. 7709 published in the Torrington Telegram February 12, 2021.