City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in the City Council Chambers at 436 East 22nd Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Adams, Council Members Kelly, Patterson and Steinbock. Councilman Kinney was absent but excused. Also Present: Clerk/Treasurer Strecker, Attorney Eddington, Director of Public Works Harkins, Chief of Police Johnson, Buildings & Grounds Superintendent Estes and Deputy City Clerk Anaya.
Mayor Adams called the meeting to order.
Clerk/Treasurer Strecker led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams led the session with informational announcements on the following items: 1. Weather updates; 2. Announcement that Goshen County is under a Stage 1 Fire Restriction Status until further notice; 3. Fourth of July weekend update; 4. Reminder to the public to be cautious and mindful of the presence of children on the streets. Request to the public to refrain from using their cell phones while driving; 5. COVID-19 updates and recommendations; 6. Reminder to the public that the baler site is open every Saturday through October from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to receive grass and general yard waste; 7. Reminder to the public to refrain from putting garbage in the City’s grass dumpsters; 8. Reminder to the public that pets are not allowed within the boundaries of the City’s sports fields during non-sporting events. 9. Reminder to the public that the Candy Thompson Memorial Dog Park is available for use every day of the week. Individuals who use the park are expected to pick up their animal waste and deposit it into the provided containers; 10. Reminder to the public that the Elk Eco Cycle Recycling Center is open and is accepting carboard, separated paper products and aluminum cans. The site is located at 310 Curtis Avenue and is open Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; 11. Reminder to the public that the Water Department is calling City water customers to schedule appointments to identify service line types; 12. Reminder to the public that the next Music on Main Summer Concert Event is scheduled to be held on 07-13-22; and 13. Announcement that the 08-02-22 Council meeting will be held in the picnic shelter at the northeast corner of Jirdon Park at 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with National Night Out, an annual event organized by the Torrington Police Department. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided along with many other fun activities.
Councilman Kelly moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 06-21-22 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Dennis Estes with the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department requested approval of a special event permit for the 2022 Goshen County Fair Parade to be held on 08-04-22 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Main Street. Mayor Adams indicated that the applicant is requesting that the special event permit fee be waived due to the fact that the event is an annual community event. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the special event permit and to waive the special event permit fee as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE CREATING AND ENACTING CHAPTER 13.18 OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2022 REVISIONS, RELATING TO SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE. Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1263 as presented on third reading. Motion carried unanimously.
Director of Public Works (DPW) Harkins presented for approval Amendment No. 11 to the Agreement for Professional Services with Inberg-Miller Engineers (IME) for the Landfill #2 New Cell Design & Permit Renewal Project. He stated that the purpose of the amendment is for IME to continue to provide the required well monitoring, testing and state reporting to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality ($27,390.00), to complete the final CQA report for the closure of Cell #13 ($7,500.00), and for the continuation of the Baler permit renewal ($4,500.00). The amendment is in the amount of $39,390.00. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve Amendment No. 11 to the Agreement for Professional Services with Inberg-Miller Engineers (IME) as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE REPEALING SECTIONS 9.24.010 AND 9.24.040 OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2022 REVISIONS, RELATING TO CARRYING OF CONCEALED WEAPON AND SWITCHBLADE KNIFE. Chief of Police Johnson stated that the two sections governing carrying concealed weapons and switchblades are outdated and not a public safety issue in the community, therefore they are being proposed to be repealed. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTIONS 9.02.010 AND 9.02.011 OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2022 REVISIONS, RELATING TO PENALTIES AND JAIL. Chief of Police Johnson stated that the only amendment made to the ordinance is the addition of Obstructing a Peace Officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Breach of the Peace, Trespass, 2nd Offense Failure to Maintain Liability Coverage and Driving While License Cancelled, Suspended or Revoked to the list of jailable offenses. He indicated that the jailable offenses were added to allow different crimes to be tried in Municipal Court. Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read by title AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTION 9.36.060 OF THE TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, 2022 REVISIONS, RELATING TO POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. Chief of Police Johnson stated that the proposed ordinance adds all misdemeanor drug charges into the City’s code. 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 ANNEXING WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF TORRINGTON, WYOMING, REAL PROPERTY TO BE KNOWN AS THE A-B ESTATES ADDITION. Director of Public Works Harkins stated that the ordinance involves land that was purchased by the City of Torrington previously that was never annexed. 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 ANNEXING WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF TORRINGTON, WYOMING, REAL PROPERTY TO BE KNOWN AS THE HILL IRRIGATION ADDITION. Director of Public Works Harkins stated that the ordinance involves land that was purchased by the City of Torrington previously that was never annexed. Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Kelly 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, 2022 REVISIONS, RELATING TO HOLIDAYS. Clerk/Treasurer Strecker stated that the proposed ordinance is a housekeeping effort to update the City’s code to comply with the current Holidays Policy that was recently amended adding the Martin Luther King, Jr./Wyoming Equality Day Holiday. Councilman Kelly moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Clerk/Treasurer Strecker presented for approval the annual write-off of accounts. She stated that the write-offs in accounts receivable total $875.00 and the write-offs in utility billing total $8,719.72 for a total write-off amount of $9,594.72. The City Council determined the debt as uncollectable and extinguished the debt as an account receivable or asset of the City of Torrington. Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the annual write-off of accounts totaling $9,594.72 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 06-22-22 to 07-05-22 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.
Fire Chief Petsch briefly summarized the events that took place with the fire calls that the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) responded to during the Fourth of July Holiday. He also briefly updated the Mayor and Council on a call that the TVFD received from Goshen County Emergency Management on 07-01-22 for mutual aid assistance with the breach of an irrigation canal near Lingle, Wyoming. Lastly, Fire Chief Petsch announced that three members of the department are ready to be dispatched on a Wildland Firefighting assignment.
Mayor Adams commended the individuals that are members of the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department who also work for the City of Torrington. He thanked them for their sacrifice and for keeping the members of the community safe.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded that there being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council to adjourn at 7:37 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 73862 AT&T MOBILITY computer modem, cardiac monitor transmission fees 73.50;73863 SOUTH TORRINGTON WATER & SEWER DISTRICT museum-water/sewer 208.22;73864 STANDARD INSURANCE CO premium-long term disability 2148.85; 73865 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE select flex contributions 2945.54;73866 WY DEPT OF REVENUE sales tax 16505.30;73867 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS retirement 69612.43;73868 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS Torr Vol EMT Pension 37.50;73869 FLC TRUST credit refund 111.60;73870 VILLAREAL, LUCETTE reimb-proof of rabies vaccination 50.00;73871 MARTIN, JACOB reimb-proof of rabies vaccination 50.00;73872 ROGERS, HARLEY reimb-proof of rabies vaccination 50.00;73873 CORREA, ABE reimb-proof of rabies vaccination 50.00;73874 LLOYD, AMANDA JO deposit refund 18.18; 73875 BROWN, ROBERT credit refund 350.00;73876 ESTES, DENNIS flight-WBC reimb City 694.20;73877 HIGH PLAINS APT deposit refund 68.27;73878 A & C SHEET METAL sheet metal 28.23;73879 ARROW ELECTRIC OF TORRINGTON repairs-lift station/dialer loud,disconnect/connect pump 228.00;73880 ACCUSCREEN MOBILE DRUG TESTING SERVICES rapid screen drug tests 140.00;73881 ALLWATER SUPPLY LLC kit for chlorinator-pool 363.20;73882 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES filters 99.96;73883 AVOCATION SOFTWARE annual support fee 250.00;73884 BELL LUMBER & POLE CO electrical poles 17850.00;73885 BENCHMARK OF TORRINGTON P.C. Baler/Sewage Pond Addition Project 2412.00;73886 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON wire sprinklers,sprayer,wood stain,nuts,bolts,tapcons,nipples,ball valve, emitter tool,couplings,tees,black tubing,concrete mix,hem fir,screws,flap disc,cut off risers,screwdriver, shovels,battery,tape,bushings,hose swivel,end closure,rubber hose washer,cartridge fuse,connector, finish nailer,throw press,shears,chainsaw kit,bar/chain oil 2384.89;73887 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. diaphragm pump,sprayer,hinge,hooks,screwdrivers,diesel can,weed killer,rope,transmission/hydraulic fluid,top soil,combo kit,trimmer head,mouse trap,bait station,feed pan,utility pan,plug,rubber hose, grease pan,hose assy,steel handle,tool box,foam insert,power tool case,socket boss,wrench organizer,fly swatter,shop towel,mandrel 1566.34;73888 BORDER STATES INDUSTRIES INC. caps,conduit,polywater lubricant,ground rod,elbow,couplings,bushings 6920.42;73889 BROWN, KENNETH T. arraignment 150.00;73890 C H GUERNSEY & CO CBA filing 237.00;73891 SARGENT DRILLING CO pull/set pump 4151.67;73892 CENTURY LUMBER CENTER cedar split rail line posts,cedar split rails 121.59;73893 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC aviation fuel 49524.21;73894 CITY OF TORRINGTON starch barn clean,repair robe 14.73;73895 CITY OF TORRINGTON adult season swim pass gift certificate redeemed 75.00;73896 CIVICPLUS INC. municode full service codification/annual fee 505.51;73897 CO GOLF & TURF INC. PTO shaft for mower 566.88;73898 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ambulance supplies 147.56;73899 CONNECTING POINT copier all-inclusive service contract/monthly charge 75.00;73900 CONTRACTORS MATERIALS INC. inverted paint,lens clean towelettes 176.55;73901 COPSPLUS retention duty holster 254.60;73902 DANA KEPNER CO INC. strainer gaskets 20.20;73903 DECKER, STEVE oil for streets 4826.25;73904 DOOLEY ENTERPRISES INC. ammunition 822.24;73905 DPC INDUSTRIES INC. sodium hypo 2998.86;73906 E P CONSTRUCTION refund-meter deposit/no water used 2200.00;73907 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC. lab testing 1439.25;73908 FASTENAL CO cleaning wipes,batteries,safety glasses,non-detectable warning,gen BF UD lens 356.22;73909 FLOYD'S TRUCK CENTER INC. air spring 156.41;73910 FRITZLER, LARRY & DEBORAH pump septic tanks 356.00;73911 PRO QUALITY PEST CONTROL rodent control 130.00;73912 GOSHEN CO CONSTRUCTION LLC airport hangar repairs 2720.00;73913 USABLUEBOOK tape 87.54;73914 HEARTLAND EMBROIDERY AND PRINTWEAR LLC shirts 200.00;73915 HEILBRUN, STEVEN ALAN carpet cleaning 5533.77;73916 IDEAL LINEN/BLUFFS FACILITY SOLUTION trash bags,toilet paper,paper towels, cleaner,bowl brush/holder,urinal screens 1231.59;73917 J-BUILT HOMES INC. curb/gutter/pavement repairs 58478.00;73918 KATH BROADCASTING CO LLC tower rent,City Council meeting,ad 610.00;73919 L N CURTIS & SONS uniforms 2148.00;73920 L N CURTIS & SONS new bunker gear 9936.00;73921 LUJAN CLEANING SERVICE LLC cleaning,window cleaning 237.00;73922 MATTHEW BENDER & CO INC. WY Court Rules 2022 Ed w/ CD,WY Statutes 2022 Supplement & Index 1129.82;73923 MCKEE, KAREN R. & MARTIN B. hoodies 128.00;73924 MOUNTAIN WEST TECHNOLOGIES CORP TVFD internet service 100.00; 73925 NEWMAN SIGNS INC. stop signs & parts 4674.17;73926 NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC. pvc van stone flange 86.26;73927 OPENGOV INC. website financial transparency portal 11109.00;73928 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 74.00;73929 THE L L JOHNSON DIST CO wheel casters,washers,bolts,locknuts, switch w/ boot,ball bearings,torsion spring,traction bracket,bushing,weight transfer kit,pulleys,set collar, beltarm,set screw 13779.37;73930 PLATTE VALLEY BANK lease payments 13538.61;73931 RAILROAD MANAGEMENT CO license fees 626.68;73932 RICHEY, MICHAEL Airport Operator Contract 1666.67; 73933 RICHEY, MICHAEL air fuel 856.77;73934 ROSE BROTHERS INC. dust cap 2.61;73935 RUSSELL INDUSTRIES INC. gr air pump wisa 501.27;73936 VALLEY MOTOR SUPPLY clamp,tire gauge dual,locking dual ft chuck,plug set,seals,brake pads,brake rotor,oil,filters,socket oil switch,engine oil pressure sensor, power steering fluid,batteries,hyd fittings,hyd hoses,o-ring repair,wiper blades,heater fitting,threaded rod 1056.76;73937 DBC IRRIGATION SUPPLY solenoid assys,sprinkler heads 1890.49;73938 QUILL LLC toner cartridges 296.38;73939 TITAN MACHINERY mower blades 602.36;73940 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE FY22 scrap metal to Insurance Reserve-Council action 2015 5460.60;73941 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT firefighters pension,State Fire Convention-half of expenses 6312.36;73942 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT professional services 800.00;73943 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY thermal rolls, sharpies,binder indexes,binders,lamination,ink/toner cartridges,address labels,rubber bands,refill erasers,pens,stamp pad,memory card 1001.59;73944 TRI STATE OIL RECLAIMERS INC. reclaim used oil 45.00;73945 TRUMBULL RECREATION SUPPLY CO INC. nozzle assembly,external hose,vacuum breaker, pipe 314.49;73946 TWIN CITY ROOFING & SHEET METAL INC. lagoon liner maint,pump house maint 2096.00;73947 U S POSTMASTER postage due/replenish 96.73;73948 CENTURYLINK TVFD phone,data lines 2574.38;73949 VERIZON WIRELESS cell phones 573.89;73950 WAM-WCCA museum improvements installment 650.00;73951 GRAINGER fire hose nozzles,warning flags 304.32;73952 WY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION new license plate 5.00;73953 RESPOND FIRST AID SYSTEMS OF WY 1st aid kit supplies 910.36;73954 WY LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY wlea basic training,peace officer basic training 2026.20;73955 WY LOCAL GOVERNMENT LIABILITY POOL liability insurance 45453.00;73956 TORRINGTON TELEGRAM legals 3397.80;73957 DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES workers compensation 12193.23;73958 AFLAC payroll withholding 453.48;73959 NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS payroll withholding 144.00;73960 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 692.41;73961 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 6305.06;73962 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;73963 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 1493.00;73964 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 359.37;73965 WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CO payroll withholding 32.70
Public Notice No. 8263 published in the Torrington Telegram on July 15, 2022.