City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 16, 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, Assistant Chief of Police Connelly, Buildings & Grounds Superintendent Estes and Deputy City Clerk Anaya.
Mayor Adams called the meeting to order.
Councilman Kinney led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams led the session with informational announcements on the following items: 1. Reminder to citizens that sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of a snowfall; 2. COVID-19 updates and recommendations; 3. COVID-19 vaccine updates; 4. Progress on projects within the City; and 5. Announcement that the Smithsonian Exhibit Crossroads Change in Rural America is on display at the Homesteaders Museum from 11-04-21 through 12-03-21.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 11-02-21 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams requested approval to amend the agenda as follows:
1. Remove Deborah Alden Catering Permit Request from the Action Items List.
2. Add Ethan Fitch Catering Permit Request to the Action Items List.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
Sandy Hoehn and Moriah Brist with Goshen County Economic Development requested approval of a special event permit for a Christmas Celebration and Parade Event to be held on 12-03-21 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mayor Adams indicated that the applicants are requesting approval to close the public street on Main Street between 20th Avenue and 23rd Avenue and to have the special event permit fee waived due to the request being a community event. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the special event permit and to waive the special event permit fee as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Tiffany Leslie with the Broncho Bar requested approval of a catering permit for a City of Torrington Christmas Party to be held on 12-03-21 from 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at 436 East 22nd Avenue in the Lincoln Community Complex Pony Express Room. Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the catering permit as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Ethan Fitch with the Mint Bar requested approval of a catering permit for a Goshen County Library Fundraiser Event to be held on 12-04-21 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 2001 East A Street. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve the catering permit as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read a proclamation declaring 11-27-21 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. Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the proclamation as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams noted the time had arrived for the Mayor and Council to adjourn from regular session and convene as a Board of Adjustment.
Buildings & Grounds Superintendent Estes stated that Alyssa Coulson with Coulson Law, LLC requested a conditional use permit to be allowed to open a law office in the rear home of a property located in a residential zone. The property is located at 210 East 23rd Avenue. He indicated that the Planning Commission approved the request at their 11-09-21 meeting, staff recommends approval and he has received no public comment. Mayor Adams opened the public hearing for consideration of the permit. He asked for public comments for or against the approval of the permit, none were heard. The public hearing was closed. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the conditional use permit for the property located at 210 East 23rd Avenue 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 AB MILLER AIRPORT ADDITION. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the ordinance on second reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Director of Public Works (DPW) Harkins presented for approval Addendum No. 4 to the Agreement for Professional Services with M.C. Schaff and Associates, Inc. (MCS) in the “not-to-exceed” amount of $16,293.00. He stated that Addendum No. 4 is for the design, bidding, construction administration and closeout services for the 2022 Torrington Airport Seal Coating and Pavement Marking Project. DPW Harkins indicated that 90% of the $16,293.00 engineering cost is reimbursable from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), therefore the City’s share would only be 10% or approximately $1,629.30. He commented that the construction cost of the project is estimated at $150,000.00 and stated that that cost is also 90% reimbursable from WYDOT. Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve Addendum No. 4 to the Agreement for Professional Services with M.C. Schaff and Associates, Inc. (MCS) in the “not-to-exceed” amount of $16,293.00 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Clerk/Treasurer Strecker presented for approval the 2022 Health Insurance Renewal Proposal. She indicated that the Health Insurance Committee met with Brian Hillier of Health Benefit Advisors to review the condition of the City’s self-funded health insurance plan and to renew the City’s policy with its stop-loss insurance carrier. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker stated that Mr. Hillier obtained quotes from nine different carriers. She commented that the best quote for the proposed renewal came from AccuRisk Solutions which included an increase in premium of $36,000.00, but a laser or stop-loss threshold of $200,000.00 was dropped for one of the plan’s members which significantly offsets the increase in premium. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker indicated that the committee also discussed adding Teladoc to the City’s plan. She stated that Teladoc is an on-demand health care solution that provides members with medical care when they need it at no cost to them. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker commented that the cost to the City’s plan for the Teladoc service is $3.85 per employee per month or an estimated annual cost of $3,465.00. She indicated that if the addition of the Teladoc service is approved, the committee will review usage at the end of next year and evaluate whether or not to continue the benefit. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker stated that in summary, the committee recommends no change in premiums paid by employees and no change in premiums paid by the City of Torrington. She commented that the committee also recommends moving forward with adding Teladoc to the City’s insurance plan. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker indicated that the committee will continue to monitor the City’s health insurance claims and re-evaluate the plan in the upcoming FY23 Budget. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve the 2022 Health Insurance Renewal Proposal as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 11-03-21 to 11-16-21 were presented for payment. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve the bills for payment as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams asked for public comments, questions or concerns.
Councilman Kinney commended City of Torrington employees for their great work and expressed his gratitude and appreciation for them.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to adjourn to executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to return the Mayor and Council to regular session. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the promotion for the Apprentice Lineman IV position as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Kelly moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded that there being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council to adjourn at 8:12 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 72200 NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS payroll withholding 144.00;72201 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 575.94;72202 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 880.03;72203 FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY payroll withholding 217.82;72204 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;72205 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 2675.00;72206 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 359.37;72207 WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CO payroll withholding 32.70;72208 TOUCHTONE COMMUNICATIONS long distance 148.89; 72209 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS retirement 68027.25;72210 DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES workers compensation 10791.87;72211 WYRULEC CO Landfill Electric 266.80;72212 GOSHEN HELP youth alternatives program support 8000.00;72213 STEINHASEN, SAMANTHA deposit refund 152.35; 72214 KILGORE, KENTON deposit refund 9.69;72215 ALLAN, NICKOLAS deposit refund 5.04;72216 AIR DOC refund-overpayment on jet fuel 184.33;72217 ANDERSON, JOSEPH D. deposit refund 168.09;72218 TANNER, ROY deposit refund 51.49;72219 DUPONT, JEFF deposit refund 418.08;72220 SIGLER, BELINDA L. deposit refund 140.42;72221 RASMUSSEN, CHRISTY deposit refund 57.53;72222 HIGH PLAINS APT deposit refund 211.02;72223 TORRINGTON SAGE APT deposit refund 83.98;72224 ADAMS, RANDY mileage reimb 155.68;72225 WY TRIBUNE EAGLE invitation to bid-wastewater 479.58;72226 EAC SUBMISSIONS electronic claims submission 77.10;72227 BLACK HILLS ENERGY utilities-gas 3092.76; 72228 BROWN CO idler,drive belt,backpack blower,oil,tensioning 614.18;72229 CASELLE INC. contract support & maint 1990.00;72230 CHAIRES, LUKE construct/install faux gambrel roofed barn over existing glass display 1225.00;72231 CENTURY LUMBER CENTER downspouts,welded steel,paint,putty knife, caulk,caulk gun,utility knife/blades,glass scraper w/ blades,pails,rope,elbows,nipples,bulbs,step ladder, downspout band,chip brush,masking tape,camo painter’s touch,vinyl tubes,antifreeze/ethanol blend, toilet seal,toilet connector,guard plate,treated,studs,hem firs,waferboards,sill sealers,corr roofing,tie plates,cdx plywd,stain,foam brushes,brush set,returns,walnut gel stain,cotton mop head,filters,utility lighter,round head framing nail-tub,percussion bit,lead ws anchors,concrete blocks,safety glasses,light duty tarps,utility hooks,doors/jambs,quick links,multi-purpose bit,plastic anchors,fasteners,oak plywood,tempered hardboard,picture hanger strips,invisible cords,self levelers,gorilla glue,furring strips, galv plug,ball valve,roof trusses,ceiling fan,motion lights,elec boxes,access panel,window/door foam, duct tape,poly dropcloth,coupling,extension ladder,sawzall blades 6526.95;72232 CITY OF TORRINGTON c/o FIRST STATE BANK optional sales tax 92006.53;72233 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ambulance supplies 270.52;72234 CONNECTING POINT copier all-inclusive service contracts 426.11;72235 CULLIGAN WATER OF TORRINGTON tubing 85.00;72236 DANA KEPNER CO INC. water meter 1410.00;72237 DIVERSIFIED SERVICES INC. cleaning services 320.00;72238 DOOLEY OIL INC. oil 110.73;72239 NORTHERN EXPOSURE COMPUTER CENTER toner cartridges 420.00;72240 EDM INTERNATIONAL INC. Cold Springs 15kV UG Feeders Project 10665.00;72241 EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS INC. ambulance supplies 134.45; 72242 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC. lab testing 721.70;72243 ESTES, DENNIS mileage reimb 324.80; 72244 FASTENAL CO gloves,batteries,hand soap refills,media pads,duct tape,mesh vests,safety glasses 1247.78;72245 FLOYD'S TRUCK CENTER INC. surge tank kit 168.26;72246 FRITZLER, LARRY & DEBORAH pump septic tank 153.00;72247 G & L CONCRETE overpayment refund,concrete 513.90;72248 GLOBAL EQUIPMENT CO fingerprint work station 379.05;72249 GOSHEN CO ECONOMIC ¼ cent sales tax,monthly contribution 25501.93;72250 GREATAMERICA FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP copier leases 356.00;72251 HACH CO equitransferrant ph7 buffer 127.57;72252 HAWKINS INC. sodium hydrox 50% diaphragm 2757.96;72253 HOME & LAWN SERVICES LLC spraying test plots 63.34;72254 HONNEN EQUIPMENT dozer rental-cell 13 closure 6960.00;72255 IDEAL LINEN/BLUFFS FACILITY SOLUTION mats,scrapers,sam dust/energy fees,sam garment fees,sam linen,coveralls,towels,mops,trash bags,disinfectant,urinal screens,paper towel rolls,safety jacket 1321.50;72256 INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS hex nuts 7.20;72257 JAMES A. EDDINGTON PC City Attorney 9187.50;72258 K & K COMMUNICATIONS paging service-elec meters 12.00;72259 FRANK PARTS CO return,lamps,step bar,filters,gasket,batteries,concntre,napa extlife,power steering fluid,sheet,sand pads,oil,headlights,clamps,fuel system cleaner,hyd fluid 1370.24; 72260 L N CURTIS & SONS shirts,pants 226.78;72261 LEE BHM CORP invitation to bid 110.68;72262 CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE invitation to bid 519.64;72263 LIFEMED SAFETY INC. annual maint-cardiac monitor,defibrillator 920.00;72264 LUJAN CLEANING SERVICE LLC cleaning,window cleaning 443.75; 72265 MCI A VERIZON CO long distance/911 call backs 42.16;72266 MOOREHOUSE INC. pine trees 630.00;72267 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. vhf antenna wideband 30.66;72268 MOUNTAIN STATES PIPE & SUPPLY CO INC. ERTs 3764.91;72269 MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY SERVICES charging station 624.32; 72270 MUNICIPAL ENERGY AGENCY OF NE wholesale power 389016.34;72271 MY-LOR INC. tags 47.18; 72272 NEWMAN SIGNS INC. blank signs,return 173.40;72273 NORMONT EQUIPMENT CO star anchors-street sign posts 807.98;72274 NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC. adapters 206.28;72275 O'REILLY AUTO ENTERPRISES LLC wiper blades,power steering hose,filters,engine cleaner,tie rods,batteries,afr sensor, tire marker,thread chaser 1262.48;72276 OLSON TIRE CO tire repairs,dismount/mount,computer truck balance,valve stem,tires 940.79;72277 ONE CALL OF WY tickets for CDC code TRG 88.50;72278 OUTDOOR FITNESS fitness equipment/signs for walking path 2155.01;72279 PANHANDLE COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION credit,napkins,sheet cake-Judy Just retirement 3.90;72280 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 150.00;72281 PATRICK, JOHN B. Municipal Court Judge 2000.00;72282 PINNACLE BANK model dump truck,WAMCAT Fall Registration,SHRM Membership,travel expenses-meals/fuel/lodging, computer program,Christmas lights,firearm cleaner,steering wheel turning knobs,thread sealant,led wall pack lights,refund,co gas monitors,shirts,pens,calendars,covers,hydrant repair kits,emergency strobe light,headlamp,garbage disposal cleaner,work boots,batteries,sneeze guard,dog claw covers,power inverter,records search renewal,fire marshal conference,taser certification course 4375.15;72283 RICHEY, MICHAEL air fuel 439.32;72284 RICHEY, MICHAEL Airport Operator Contract 1666.66;72285 RIVER VIEW SAND & GRAVEL LLC sand 139.90;72286 SAM'S CLUB/SYCHRONY BANK label maker/refill, laundry soap,cups,envelopes,banker boxes,febreze,emergen-c,pledge,tape,white out,paper towels,terry towels 679.08;72287 SCHLAGEL MANUFACTURING INC. police window shield 406.20;72288 SCHNEIDER WILD FUR gloves 506.00;72289 EASTERN WY EYE CLINIC safety glasses 550.00;72290 1000BULBS.COM led wall pack fixtures 213.29;72291 QUILL LLC toner cartridges,quillplus renewal points/free shipping & lower prices 250.98;72292 SUEZ WTS USA INC. monthly chemical management 7769.04;72293 TIMBERLINE ELECTRIC & CONTROL CORP SCADA system upgrades,annual renewal-phone power license 21504.20;72294 TITAN MACHINERY-GILLETTE caliper starter kit,shoe-hose reel,wear block,shaft scroll, bronze bearing 1761.27;72295 U S POSTMASTER credit for postage 1050.00;72296 VERIZON WIRELESS TVFD cell phones 96.81;72297 GRAINGER light bulbs 28.34;72298 SIMPLY CLEAN detergent 78.44;72299 PRO OVERHEAD DOOR CO INC. garage door repairs 198.50;72300 WEGLIN, EDWARD H. mow/trim 145.00;72301 WESTCO oil,dyed diesel,unleaded gas 5680.74;72302 WESTERN PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS drug screen,urine collection,breath alcohol 297.00;72303 WY BRAND INDUSTRIES business cards 30.00;72304 WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION new license plate 5.00;72305 WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION license plate transfer 2.00;72306 RESPOND FIRST AID SYSTEMS OF WY 1st aid kit supplies 80.57;72307 WY RENTS filters,element assembly 122.45;72308 TORRINGTON TELEGRAM ads, legals 3259.34;72309 WAGNER'S FLORAL flower arrangement 50.00
Public Notice No. 8015 published in the Torrington Telegram November 26, 2021.