STATE OF WYOMING )
COUNTY OF GOSHEN )
TOWN OF LINGLE )
The Regular Meeting of the Lingle Town Council convened at 5:00 PM September 8, 2021 with Mayor Siglin leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Upon roll call, the following were present, constituting a quorum:
Mayor: George Siglin
Council Members: Steve Edwardson, Joe Welte, Brandie Cook, A.J. Lambert
There was also present: Police Chief: Endra Andrews Town Attorney: Anna Barnes Clerk: Richard Reyes Town Supervisor: Larry Haeffelin Pool Manager: Brandi Hill Absent: Fire Chief: Kasey Bangerter
Mayor Siglin welcomed all to the meeting and thanked them for being present. Mayor Siglin called for changes or deletions to the agenda and asked to move “PUBLIC COMMENT” and “UNFINISHED BUSINESS” items to take place following approval of the agenda and add New Computer for the Police Department to “NEW BUSINESS.” CM Edwardson moved to approve the agenda with the changes and addition. CM Lambert voiced the second and the motion carried unanimously.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Jenna Meeks, Board Member and Urban Representative for the Lingle-Ft. Laramie Conservation District, conducted community outreach for the board by addressing the Council. Various items were discussed and Ms. Meeks will be in contact with the Council.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Lingle Town Council discussed the Variance Application submitted by Wendy Westman to keep three dwarf goats on her premises. The goats are males and neutered. It was stressed by Mayor Siglin that all variances are on a case by case basis. Following discussion by the Council it was decided to limit the number of goats Ms. Westman can keep on her premises to three. In the event that the numbers lower to two the limit reduces to two and the limit remains at two goats on the premises. Mayor Siglin called for a vote to approve the Variance with the previous stipulations. The Variance passed with four Yea’s and one Nay.
Mayor Siglin called for approval of the minutes of the August 18, 2021 regular council meeting. CM Welte moved to approve the minutes as presented. CM Lambert voiced the second and the motion passed unanimously.
BILLS FOR AUGUST 2021: CM Edwardson moved to approve the bills for the month of August in the amount of $131,566.81. CM Cook voiced the second and the motion passed unanimously.
POLICE ITEMS: PC Andrews reported: She will attend firearm training September 10, 2021; She will attend a Municipal Trial and District Court Arraignment on September 22, 2021.
LVFD: CM Lambert reported: Since the last council meeting the Fire Department responded to one fire call and ten ambulance calls. Six of the ten ambulance calls have taken place out of the district.
LEGAL ITEMS: TA Barnes reported: She has been working on an assault and battery case; Has an appeal for a vicious dog; And has two nuisance trials scheduled for September 22, 2021.
ADMINISTRATIVE: C Reyes reported that a copy of the Town of Lingle’s Annual F-66 was submitted to the Office of Homeland Security audit compliance for receiving Federal funds awards; He has been working on the Town of Lingle’s ARPA Revenue Replacement Calculation; The insurance policy with Burns Insurance has been received; The 2021-22 annual agreement with LIEAP has been renewed; C Reyes has registered to attend the Fall Wyoming Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasures institute to take place in Casper September 13, 2021 to September 15, 2021.
MAINTENANCE ITEMS: TS Haeffelin reported: The rock for the street chip and seal has been purchased; There was a finding in a water test and all subsequent tests have tested clear; The awning over the Senior Center backdoor will be worked on.
POOL ITEMS: PM Hill reported: The school is finished using the pool; September 12th is the last day of the pool season for 2021; Following discussion with PM Hill the Council approved by consensus to use $5,000 in Pool Donation funds for a site visit from Burbach Aquatics, LLC. A date has not been set.
NEW BUSINESS: The Goshen Main Street Program requested support from the Town of Lingle as a Goshen Veterans Banner Program sponsor. The Council voted by consensus to sponsor the program in the amount of $250.00. By a consensus vote Council approved funds for a new computer for the Lingle Police Department. Goshen IT Office quoted a price of $1,579.39 of which they will pay $789.70 and the balance, $789.70, will be paid by the Town of Lingle.
COUNCIL ITEMS: CM Cook Thanked PM Hill for her efforts during the 2021 pool/park season. Mayor Siglin discussed a meeting between all five Goshen County Municipal Mayors and the County Commissioners. The Mayors are in favor of a 6th penny sales tax moving forward to the 2022 ballot for a vote by Goshen County residents. The sales tax would be for specific projects in each municipality. The Commissioners participated in the meeting and no immediate decision was made.
With no further business to conduct Mayor Siglin adjourned the meeting at 6:06 PM.
Clerk, Richard Reyes
Mayor, George Siglin
Public Notice No. 7947 published in the Lingle Guide on September 17, 2021.