City of Torrington )
County of Goshen )
State of Wyoming )
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in Jirdon Park at 2534 East F St. at 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with National Night Out. 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, Buildings & Grounds Superintendent Estes and Deputy City Clerk Anaya.
Mayor Adams called the meeting to order.
The Torrington Police Department and the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department Joint Honor Guard presented the colors.
Councilman Patterson led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Adams led the session with informational announcements on the following items: 1. Weather updates; 2. Reminder to the public that Goshen County is under a Stage 1 Fire Restriction Status until further notice; 3. COVID-19 updates and recommendations; 4. COVID-19 vaccine update; 5. Update on the Music on Main Summer Concert Events; 6. Announcement that the Dale Jones Municipal Pool will close for the season on 08-14-22; 7. 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; 8. 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; 9. 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.; 10. Primary Election (08-16-22) reminder; 11. Mayor and City Council candidate update; 12. Announcement that the Goshen County Fair Parade will be held on 08-04-22 at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street; and 13. Announcement that the City of Torrington will be closed on 08-04-22 for Goshen County Fair Day.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 07-19-22 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the agenda 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. Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1264 as presented on third reading. 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. Councilman Kelly moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1265 as presented on third reading. 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. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1266 as presented on third reading. 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. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilwoman Steinbock seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1267 as presented on third reading. 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. Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1268 as presented on third reading. 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. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1269 as presented on third reading. 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 “RUTT SECOND ADDITION”. Alyssa Coulson with Coulson Law, LLC addressed the Mayor and Council. She stated that she is representing Kirk and Michelle Rutt, property owners of 1501 East 20th Avenue. Ms. Coulson cited Wyoming Statute (W.S.) 15-1-404(b) which states, “…the governing body shall adopt a resolution certifying compliance, and the procedure outlined in W.S. 15-1-405 and 15-1-406 shall then be followed,” and indicated that the first reading of the annexation ordinance is being presented for approval prematurely. She commented that she interprets W.S. 15-1-405 as requiring another public hearing to be held no less than thirty days or more than one hundred eighty days after the resolution that certifies compliance is adopted. Ms. Coulson stated that the resolution was adopted on 07-19-22, therefore the thirty day notice requirement has not been fulfilled. Attorney Eddington clarified that the public hearing requirements governed by W.S. 15-1-405(a) are established to determine if the proposed annexation complies with W.S. 15-1-402. He indicated that the Mayor and Council approved the findings from the public hearing that was held on 07-19-22 and approved the resolution certifying compliance with W.S. 15-1-402, therefore annexation by ordinance is the next step of the process. Councilman Kelly declared a conflict and abstained from voting. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the ordinance on first reading as presented. Motion carried.
Mayor Adams presented for approval the following appointment: Safety Committee – Brian Evans. Expiration of Term: 12-31-23. Councilwoman Steinbock moved and Councilman Kinney seconded to approve the appointment as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 07-20-22 to 08-02-22 were presented for payment. Councilman Kinney moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the bills for payment as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Adams asked for public comments, questions or concerns.
Michelle Rutt, David Cronk, Alyssa Coulson and Suzanne Keller spoke in opposition of the annexation ordinance previously approved on first reading. The audio archive of the Council meeting is publicly accessible to anyone interested in the full synopsis of the opposition comments. Please visit https://www.torringtonwy.gov/AgendaCenter to access the archive.
Valerie Burris addressed the Mayor and Council. She expressed her concerns in regard to the maintenance of the Candy Thompson Memorial Dog Park. Buildings & Grounds Superintendent Estes stated that the City is aware of the issues and indicated that staff is currently in the process of drafting an agreement with the Candy Thompson Memorial Dog Park Committee to designate clear roles and responsibilities for the upkeep of the property.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kinney seconded that there being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council to adjourn at 7:46 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The following bills were approved for payment: 74078 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 85.00;74079 Void;74080 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;74081 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 1493.00;74082 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 359.37; 74083 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 3759.31;74084 SOUTH TORRINGTON WATER & SEWER DISTRICT museum-water/sewer 215.15;74085 STANDARD INSURANCE CO premium-long term disability 2476.08; 74086 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE select flex contributions 2945.54;74087 WY DEPT OF REVENUE sales tax 21860.91;74088 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS Torr Vol EMT Pension 37.50;74089 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS retirement 73397.00;74090 DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES workers compensation 12869.32;74091 AFLAC payroll withholding 453.48;74092 NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS payroll withholding 144.00;74093 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 841.10;74094 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable,reimb-PGA membership dues 2641.38;74095 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;74096 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 1493.00;74097 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 359.37;74098 WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CO payroll withholding 32.70;74099 JENKINS, LAURA M. credit refund 300.00;74100 R & MM INVESTMENTS deposit refund 130.61;74101 BAZEK, DONNA deposit refund 55.69;74102 MARTINEZ, PAUL fuel reimb 50.00;74103 SHOEMAKER, VICKIE L. credit refund 300.00;74104 CUSHMAN, CASEY credit refund 5.57;74105 MAGEE, RAE M. deposit refund 17.84;74106 FUNSCH, BRYAN deposit refund 150.20;74107 SKIPPER'S CUPBOARD INC. handicap benches 500.00;74108 HEILBRUN, MATT reimb-work boots 160.00;74109 21ST CENTURY EQUIPMENT LLC filters,filter element 93.39;74110 ACCUSCREEN MOBILE DRUG TESTING SERVICES rapid screen drug tests 56.00;74111 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES hotstart engine heater coolant pre-heater, sewer camera,extension,wand,sprayer,funnel top,nozzle,squinchers,metal spouts,work boots,napkins, tire valve stems 1288.66;74112 ANGEL ARMOR LLC body armor carrier 1145.82;74113 AT&T MOBILITY modem for computer 40.04;74114 AVI PC FY22 Electrical Inventory Project,Water System Modeling Project 57417.11;74115 BLACK HILLS ENERGY utilities-gas 2679.26;74116 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON returns,tape measure,pliers,screwdrivers,utility knife,blades,bushings,ball valve,nipples, bolts,bits,connectors,adapters,elbows,hose,couplings,tees,pipe straps,screws,drywall knife,concrete mix,foam sealant,treated wood,unions,clamps,riser stake,spray jet,paint,tape,caulk,wood filler,trencher rental,insert plug,pruner 841.16;74117 BOALCH, MARC D. property cleanup,mowing 160.00;74118 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. tape,spray paint,socket set,fly stick,super glue,appliance roller,caster,pedestal fan,protie,screen,hose,hose clamp,tool box,bolts,pants,boots 815.43;74119 BORDER STATES INDUSTRIES INC. elbows,meter sockets,conduit,entry caps,meter/mains,primary PEDs,exterior ring cts 19940.20;74120 BROWN CO weed eater parts 219.99;74121 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC Phillips 66 terminal maint fee 16.00;74122 CROELL REDI-MIX INC. installation of basketball hoops 233.75;74123 CRONK, MORRIS D. ac charges,heater valve install,leak checks 337.50;74124 CUMMINS INC. planned generator maint 3859.00;74125 CUMMINS INC. generator inspection/load test,filter 412.10;74126 D A R E alcohol compliance reimb-underage operative 200.00;74127 DECKER, STEVE pramasis,inlet,cheetah pro,herbicides,weed killer,surfactant enhancer,broadleaf control 5463.75;74128 DH PACE CO INC. padlocks,combinated core 492.95;74129 EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS INC. quikclot dressing w/ x-ray strips,comitube,adjustable adult collar 342.07;74130 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC. lab testing 535.50; 74131 ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS & ACCES manhole covers,leader hose,tiger tail 283.16;74132 FRITZLER, LARRY & DEBORAH pump septic tanks 356.00;74133 PRO QUALITY PEST CONTROL rodent control 130.00;74134 GW MECHANICAL INC. baby pool sand filter repair,pool maint 5691.14;74135 HEARTLAND EMBROIDERY AND PRINTWEAR LLC embroidery 84.00;74136 HOTLINE ELECTRICAL SALES & SERVICE LLC meter tester/analyzer,test board calibration,probewell calibration 1550.00;74137 IDEAL LINEN/BLUFFS FACILITY SOLUTION trash bags,toilet bowl cleaner,disinfectant,grease/DMQ cleaner,bowl brush,toilet paper,insecticide 1467.66;74138 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY LLC disposable gloves 815.52;74139 INLAND TRUCK PARTS & SERVICE service,filter 1768.56;74140 J-BUILT HOMES INC. concrete work 3848.50;74141 LONG BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES INC. check pool boile gas pressure 250.00;74142 MATHESON TRI-GAS INC. medical oxygen 54.95;74143 MECKLENBURG, MERVIN Court Appointed Attorney 130.00;74144 METAL SHOP AND REPAIR LLC acetylene/O2 contents,bale trailer rakes repair 201.00;74145 VIAERO WIRELESS phone/set up,wireless hotspots 618.14;74146 OFFICE OF STATE LANDS & INVEST CWSRF/DWSRF loan payments 52555.62;74147 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 74.00; 74148 POMP'S TIRE SERVICE tires 718.90;74149 R & R PRODUCTS INC. golf flags 314.70;74150 RICHEY, MICHAEL Airport Operator Contract 1666.67;74151 INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS gloves,glass cleaner 103.20;74152 VALLEY MOTOR SUPPLY fittings,socket set,headlight,clamps,power steering cap,battery, polish plast-x,diesel exhaust fluid,filters,hex plug,hyd hoses/parts/fittings,brake clean,micro v-belt,oil absorber/floor dry,refrigerant,gram ant green,air re-fresh,self-sealing valve,primary wire,oil,zerks, seafoam,f&l IH red aer 1979.42;74153 SMITTY'S REPAIR SERVICE flat iron,metric outer tube,oxygen 77.50;74154 DBC IRRIGATION SUPPLY sprinkler heads/parts,rainbird 6-station expansion module 2993.51;74155 QUILL LLC toner cartridges,toilet bowl cleaner 517.93;74156 TEAM LABORATORY CHEMICAL LLC weed killer 573.00;74157 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT professional services 800.00;74158 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY fasteners,posterboard,toner cartridges,pens,highlighters,stapler,flash drives,color print,stamps,multi-purpose cards,paper 849.01;74159 TRANS-WEST INC. diagnostics, radiator leak,repl tank heater & module,sensor assy 2386.64;74160 TRIHYDRO CORP WWTP Pre-Treatment Facility Project-retainage release 36335.30;74161 CENTURYLINK data lines 2374.55;74162 VANDEL DRUG retirement supplies,pictures/retirement 79.21;74163 VERIZON WIRELESS cell phones 527.19;74164 DIAMOND VOGEL PAINTS auto gun repair cable,gun cable kit,filter,tips,handtie rac x guards 389.38;74165 GRAINGER safety reading glasses 28.77;74166 WAMCO LAB INC. full chronic toxicity test,C02 atmosphere control ph creep 2100.00;74167 WY HEALTH FAIRS chemistry panel/ wellness screening 71.00;74168 WY SHRM STATE COUNCIL conference registration 249.00
Public Notice No. 8289 published in the Torrington Telegram on August 12, 2022.