Council designates official banks, newspaper

Steve Knight/Guernsey Gazette Guernsey Town Council members on Jan. 7 unanimously approved resolutions designating Banner Capital Bank and First State Bank as official depository institutions of the city.

GUERNSEY – Members of the Guernsey Town Council on Jan. 7 unanimously approved resolutions designating Banner Capital Bank and First State Bank as official depository institutions of the city and the Guernsey Gazette as official legal publication.

Wyoming statute requires governmental bodies to publish official public notices in a newspaper of general circulation. State statute also requires councils designate depository institutions it uses on an annual basis.

In other action, council members approved liquor license renewals for Ben’s Bar, Kelly’s Bar, Crazy Tony’s Bar, Lake Guernsey VFW and Twister’s Eatery.

Police report

Police Chief Terri VanDam told council members the Guernsey Police Department responded to 3,275 calls for service in 2019, a decrease of 387 calls compared to the previous year.

Broken down by event: aggravated assault, 4; abandoned vehicle, 3; administrative, 6; alarm, 24; animal bites, 5; animal problems, 98; assist the public, 221; arrest on warrants, 5; simple assault, 7; agency assist, 162; attempt to locate, 12; bar check, 336; building check, 535; civil matter, 26; counterfeiting, 1; crash, 32; civil stand by, 11; curfew or loitering, 2; dead body, 3; disorderly conduct, 3; disturbing the peace, 29; domestic abuse, 7; DUI alcohol or drugs, 11; escort/exercise, 3; fire, 4; fraud/swindle/confidence game, 5; fireworks, 2; harassment, 29; hazmat incident, 3; intoxicated person, 7; juvenile problems, 39; lost/found property, 12; lockouts (vehicle/homes), 78; littering, 2; medical assists, 58; missing persons, 3; natural disasters, 2; parking problems, 35; patrol request, 9; protection order violations, 1; public relations-all types, 64; REDDI (Report Every Dangerous/Drunk Driver Immediately) report, 9; sex offense, 4; suicide (attempt), 4; suspicion, 199; traffic control, 2; traffic hazard, 4; theft, 27; traffic offense, 1,011; theft, prop, other, 4; trespassing, 4; vehicle theft, 1; utility problem, 9; vagrancy, 1; vandalize/destruction, 25; VIN inspections, 102; warrant outside jurisdiction, 2; welfare checks, 42; and weapons offense, 6.

Fines and forfeitures for the year totaled just under $25,000, which goes into the general fund.

VanDam also said the department received 180 calls for service in December.

The council’s next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 21.

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