Public Notice No. 8445


City of Torrington     )
County of Goshen     )
State of Wyoming     )

    The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 in the City Council Chambers at 436 East 22nd Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Former Mayor Adams, Mayor Doby, Council Members Deahl, Kelly, Patterson and Viktorin. 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.
        Former Mayor Adams called the meeting to order.
        The Torrington Police Department and the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department Joint Honor Guard presented the colors.
        Chief of Police Johnson led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attorney Eddington administered the Oaths of Office to newly elected officials Councilman Wayne Deahl, Councilman Shane Viktorin and Mayor Herb Doby.
Councilman Viktorin addressed the assembly with the following items: 1. Thank you to those in attendance and those who tuned in on the radio or via the live video broadcast for their willingness to mark the occasion; 2. Thank you to the Torrington Telegram and KGOS/KERM for their respective coverage; 3. Thank you to Chief of Police Johnson and Fire Chief Petsch for allowing the use of their Joint Honor Guard units and for their willingness and eagerness to fulfill that request without hesitation; 4. Thank you to his family and friends for their encouragement in his decision to run for office and for their help with his campaign; 5. Thank you to the electorate of Torrington for entrusting him with the immense responsibility of representing them on the City Council. He stated that together with his colleagues on the Council and Mayor Doby it is his firm belief that they can and will work to the betterment of Torrington, its visitors, its businesses and its people; and 6. He invited those in attendance to stay for refreshments that will be served after the meeting is adjourned and thanked Rebecca Doby and Mary Viktorin for their work in setting up and providing those refreshments.
Councilman Deahl stated that he is very thankful for the opportunity to serve the people of the City of Torrington. He indicated that for the past 23 years he has been serving on state committees and commented that he decided it was time to volunteer for some local service. Councilman Deahl stated that he hopes to serve with honor and indicated that he will be available to everyone. He encouraged the public to reach out to him with any concerns that they may have.
Mayor Doby addressed the assembly with the following items: 1. Thank you to former Mayor Adams for meeting with him on several occasions and providing great insight; 2. Thank you to Clerk/Treasurer Strecker and Deputy City Clerk Anaya for the invaluable help that they have provided to him; 3. Thank you to Chief of Police Johnson for keeping him apprised of important recent events regarding the Torrington Police Department; and 4. He stated that he is looking forward to working with the Council, City staff and the citizens of Torrington to continue to make City government as efficient, as cost effective and as representative as possible. Mayor Doby indicated that he hopes to have a transparent City government. He commented that former Mayor Adams has worked hard at making it transparent and stated that he will continue with the transparency efforts.
    Mayor Doby presented informational announcements on the following items: 1. Request to the public to be cautious while navigating slick streets during winter months; 2. Request to the public to refrain from using their cell phones while driving; 3. Compliments to Streets & Sanitation Superintendent Hawley and his staff for clearing the streets during the most recent winter/snow storm. Compliments to other City staff members who cleared sidewalks and parking lots during the most recent winter/snow storm. Recognition that their efforts are greatly appreciated; 4. Thank you to former Mayor Adams and former Council Members Kinney and Steinbock for their service to the City of Torrington. Mayor Doby wished them all well in their future endeavors; and 5. Healthy and prosperous New Year wishes on behalf of Mayor Doby.
         Councilman Kelly moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the 12-20-22 Council meeting as published and all actions therein be ratified. Motion carried unanimously.
        Mayor Doby requested approval to amend the agenda as follows:
    •    Add Letter Lease Agreement – Between the City of Torrington and Goshen County to the Action Items List.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Deahl moved and Councilman Viktorin seconded to designate Herb Doby as a Part-Time Mayor for calendar year 2023. Motion carried unanimously.
Chief of Police Johnson presented for approval a Letter Lease Agreement between the City of Torrington and Goshen County. He stated that Goshen County along with the Goshen County Sheriff’s Office is leasing a vehicle to the City of Torrington and the Torrington Police Department. Chief of Police Johnson indicated that the vehicle will be used by the School Resource Officer (SRO) at the Southeast Schools and at the LaGrange School. He commented that the lease is for zero dollars, and stated that the Goshen County School District (GCSD) will be responsible for fuel and vehicle maintenance and the City of Torrington will be responsible for insuring, plating and marking the vehicle as a police vehicle. Chief of Police Johnson indicated that all vehicle related costs that the City incurs will be reimbursed by the GCSD, therefore the use of the vehicle will essentially be free. He commented that the City’s insurance provider and motor vehicle services are requesting more than the letter lease agreement that was provided by Sheriff Fleenor so a different format of lease will need to be drafted. Attorney Eddington stated that staff is seeking for the Mayor and Council to approve the negotiations and terms of the lease forthcoming. He indicated that staff will then ask the Mayor and Council to ratify those terms once the lease is agreed to. Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kelly seconded to approve the negotiations and terms of the lease forthcoming between the City of Torrington and Goshen County as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Eddington read Resolution No. 2023-1 approving the institutions as bank depositories and/or security broker/dealers for the City of Torrington during calendar year 2023. Councilman Viktorin moved and Councilman Deahl seconded to approve Resolution No. 2023-1 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The bills from 12-21-22 to 01-03-23 were presented for payment. Councilman Kelly moved and Councilman Patterson seconded to approve the bills for payment as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Doby asked for public comments, questions or concerns. None were heard.
Councilman Patterson moved and Councilman Kelly 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: 75035 Void;75112 SOUTH TORRINGTON WATER & SEWER DISTRICT museum-water/sewer 83.48;75113 STANDARD INSURANCE CO premium-long term disability 2313.40;75114 WY DEPT OF REVENUE sales tax 18930.22;75115 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS retirement 76455.00;75116 WY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS Torr Vol EMT Pension 37.50;75117 DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES workers compensation 7526.46;75118 YATES, DARIN reimb-ambulance tow 185.00;75119 SMITH, LOUIS J. deposit refund 82.48;75120 LOPEZ, VIOLET deposit refund 74.08;75121 BIRKLEY, COURTNEY credit refund 167.58;75122 SCHWARTZKOPF, BRIAN deposit refund 62.43;75123 21ST CENTURY EQUIPMENT LLC filler cap 34.30;75124 ALLWATER SUPPLY LLC weighted foot valves 211.41;75125 AT&T MOBILITY cardiac monitor transmission fee 40.04;75126 BLOEDORN LUMBER CO-TORRINGTON tank repair kits,tripod sprinkler,pressure washer,battery charger,tool bags,paint,paint brush,flush tank lever,bare tool,clamps 817.89;75127 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. heaters,t-posts,batteries, memory cards,game cams,Christmas party gifts,chainsaw,socket set,cat litter,duplex receptacle,floor squeegee,air fresheners,ice melt,starting fluid,spinner 2210.83;75128 BROWN CO filler cap,bar oil 21.98; 75129 CASELLE INC. contract support & maint 2050.00;75130 CITYSERVICEVALCON LLC Phillips 66 terminal maint fee 16.00;75131 CITY OF TORRINGTON payroll withholding 1138.96;75132 CLARKE, JOSEPH A. repair urinal & toilet valve 270.00;75133 DECKER, STEVE glass beads-rotary cross walks 1986.00;75134 DENT, DAVID A. Golf Pro Payable 239.06;75135 ENERGY LABORATORIES INC. lab testing 736.00;75136 FRESH FOODS vinegar 17.56;75137 PRO QUALITY PEST CONTROL rodent control 90.00; 75138 GOSHEN CO CLERK primary/general election fees 2022 4486.60;75139 GOSHEN CO CLERK arcasearch online records renewal 2023 150.00;75140 GOSHEN CO DISTRICT COURT CLERK payroll withholding 100.00;75141 GREAT-WEST TRUST CO LLC payroll withholding 1313.00;75142 JAMES A. EDDINGTON PC City Attorney extended hours 202.31;75143 JERRY'S ELECTRIC pole mount transformers 52960.00;75144 KIRKHAM MICHAEL & ASSOCIATES INC. professional services 2200.00;75145 MELS GIFTS dba MAJESTIC STUDIOS name plates 40.80;75146 MASEK GOLF CAR CO utility trailer 3800.00; 75147 MERITAIN HEALTH INC. premium-ins/life admin 48036.92;75148 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. desktop charger 110.94;75149 MOUNTAIN WEST TECHNOLOGIES CORP TVFD internet service 100.00; 75150 VIAERO WIRELESS cell phone,wireless hotspots 646.58;75151 NEW YORK LIFE payroll withholding 359.37;75152 NEWMAN SIGNS INC. posts std punch hip w/r stop 713.58;75153 OFFICE OF STATE LANDS & INVEST DWSRF loan payments 112265.88;75154 ENVIRO SERVICES INC. lab analysis 74.00;75155 THE L L JOHNSON DIST CO Groundmaster Lawn Mower,bedknife 26959.28;75156 CITY OF TORRINGTON c/o PINNACLE BANK health reserve non-insured PR employee premium/MT positions 10407.75;75157 RAILROAD MANAGEMENT CO III LLC license fee 439.23;75158 RICHEY, MICHAEL Airport Operator Contract 1666.67;75159 RICHEY, MICHAEL air fuel 158.68;75160 RIVER VIEW SAND & GRAVEL LLC salt/sand 3378.52;75161 TEAM CHEVROLET nuts,wheel,bolts 532.88;75162 SOUTHERN SOURCE INDUSTRIES INC. degreaser 499.95;75163 STARR TOOLS keys 19.90;75164 STUART C IRBY CO glove testing 124.60;75165 TIMBERLINE ELECTRIC & CONTROL CORP remote computer support,remote dial in fee 200.00;75166 TORRINGTON EMPLOYEES INSURANCE premium 98701.70;75167 TORRINGTON FIRE DEPT professional services 800.00;75168 TRANE U.S. INC. replace failed EF-damper actuator 1619.00; 75169 CENTURYLINK data lines 2368.54;75170 VERIZON WIRELESS cell phones 565.55;75171 WY ENGINEERING SOCIETY membership dues 60.00;75172 X-CHAIR LLC dispatch chair 892.99;75173 ZELL HEATING & COOLING LLC heater installation 20757.98;75174 HOUK, JOE deposit refund 147.48;75175 HAEFFELIN, TYLER deposit refund 76.80;75176 PEAK WELLNESS deposit refund 17.15

Public Notice No. 8445 published in the Torrington Telegram on January 13,  2023.