May 16, 2017
Town of Guernsey
Platte County, Wyoming
Present: CM Harris, Mayor Delgado, CM Martinez, CM Kelley, CM Whitworth
Staff: K. Farmer, E. Buchanan, J. Michaels, J. Thomas, D. McGuire, K. Montgomery, B. Heimbuck, M. Montgomery
Guests: Christa Bartel, Kit Armour, Merlin Hit, Beverly Spungin, Rex Martin
Mayor Delgado called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. The assembly joined in the Pledge of Allegiance and was welcomed to the meeting.
Agenda: CM Harris moved to approve the agenda, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes.
Minutes: CM Whitworth moved to approve the minutes as presented, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes.
Consideration of Claims: Mayor Delgado presented the vouchers to approval. CM Martinez moved to approve the Considerations of Claims in the amount of $205,761.03, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes. Vouchers follow in entirety: 307 Field Services – 50.00, A&M Electric – 5763.45, Bagspot – 49.95, Bear Creek – 947.96, Benzel Pest – 110.00, Bolinger – 318.00, Bristow Built Construction – 45000.00, Buchanan – 750.00, Buffalo Bill’s Antler’s Inn – 160.00, Capital Business – 303.19, Caselle – 570.00, Cash-wa – 526.05, Century Lumber – 453.47, CenturyLink – 2027.51, CME – 62.13, Contractors Materials – 230.77, Crystal Ice – 240.00, Davis & Mavrick – 700.00, Dereemer – 600.00, Dimas – 75.00, Fast Stop – 117.80, Firehouse – 240.00, Fraedrich – 422.38, Frank Parts – 65.36, Gemplers – 1017.75, Guernsey Gazette – 1170.77, Guernsey Market – 65.78, Hawkins – 2962.78, Holtz – 175.00, Howshar Hardware – 628.08, Ideal Linen – 210.03, Jirdon-Agri – 944.36, Masek Golf – 1042.29, Masterson – 37.65, Mindieta – 6.14, Montgomery – 180.00, Penny’s Ends & Pieces – 604.50, Pitney Bowes – 208.99, Platte Co Chamber – 1677.50, Priest Zimmerman – 359.10, QTPOD – 995.00, R&R Products – 197.17, RE Davis – 1085.00, Railroad Management – 194.55, Sam’s Club – 107.74, Scherger – 236.02, Springhill Suites – 91.00, TDS – 1461.22, Thomas – 144.00, Thomas – 144.00, Torrington Beverage – 374.80, Town of Ft. Laramie – 4000.00, Town of Guernsey – 1920.00, Uline – 39.66, Valley Motor – 7.16, Wheatland REA – 35.87, WMPA – 74705.28, Wright Express – 2401.02, Wyo-Braska Irrigation – 260.41, Wyrulec – 691.62, Zell – 1700.00, Payroll – 33671.03, Taxes & Benefits – 10224.74, Total Vouchers – 205,761.03.
Ordinance 2017-003 First Reading – Fiscal ’18 Budget: CM Martinez moved to approve Ordinance 2017-003 First Reading for the Fiscal 2018 Budget, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes.
Ordinance 2017-004 First Reading – Hours of Operation for Liquor License Holders: Cm Kelley moved to approve Ordinance 2017-004 First Reading for the Operating Hours of Liquor License Holders, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes.
Resolution 2017-010 – JTEC Savings Account: CM Martinez moved to approve Resolution 2017-010 JTEC Savings Account, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes. Resolution 2017-010 follows in entirety: A RESOLUTION TO CREATE A BANK ACCOUNT HELD BY THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY FOR THE JTEC BUILDING SAVINGS REQUIRED BY THE GRANT BE ADDED TO THE BANK ACCOUNTS HELD AT OREGON TRAIL BANK.
WHEREAS, the Town of Guernsey is will add a savings account in the name of JTEC Savings at Oregon Trail Bank.
WHEREAS, the Town of Guernsey will have three (3) signers on the account, Edward Delgado, Gregory Martinez, and Kate Farmer. The account will require two (2) signatures for all withdraws from the account.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY, WYOMING, that a savings account by the name of JTEC Savings will be opened at Oregon Trail Bank.
Resolution 2017-011 – Poppy Day: CM Harris moved to approve Resolution 2017-011 Poppy Day, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes. Resolution 2017-011 follows in entirety: Expressing support for the designation of May 27, 2017, as “National Poppy Day” in Guernsey, WY and recognizing the importance of honoring those that have worn our nation’s uniform; and
WHEREAS, poppies are worn and displayed as a symbolic tribute to our fallen and the future of living veterans and service members; and
WHEREAS, at the end of World War I, The American Legion adopted the poppy as a symbol of freedom and the blood sacrificed by troops in wartimes; and
WHEREAS, The use of the poppy symbolically comes from the poem In Flanders Fields, which movingly begins, “In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row,” referring to the poppies that sprang up in the churned earth of battlefields across Belgium and France where soldiers died fighting; and
WHEREAS, The American Legion Family has long utilized the red poppy as its official flower, symbolizing the bloodshed by those who have served in our U.S. military, and it is fitting that as The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary approach their 100th anniversaries, they expand the meaning and symbolism of the poppy, mirroring the manner in which the poppy is symbolically showcased in England and Canada in celebratory fashion on their Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day; and
WHEREAS, wearing a poppy will unite citizens from across the country who decide to show their patriotism; and
WHEREAS, May 27, 2017, would be an appropriate date to designate as “National Poppy Day”
Now, therefore, be it Resolved, that the Town of Guernsey — (1) supports the designation of May 27, 2017 as “National Poppy Day;” and (2) encourages all citizens, residents, and visitors in Guernsey to join in observing this day to honor every service member who has died in the name of liberty, freedom and democracy while also showing their support for living veterans, service members and their families.
Fireworks Permit – Friends of Guernsey Lodge #49: CM Martinez moved to approve the fireworks permit for the Friends of Guernsey Lodge #49 from June 24 to July 4, 2017, at 452 W. Whalen Street, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes and CM Harris abstaining from the vote.
Public Comments: Merlin Hit, the new executive director for Platte County Economic Development, introduced himself and said he would be coming to more of Guernsey’s Town Council meetings in the future. Kit Armour, Director of PC Chamber of Commerce, spoke to the Council about the scholarship program and she would be presenting the scholarship for Guernsey-Sunrise that evening. She also let the Council know of the Community Eclipse Huddles that will be taking place in Wheatland.
Department Reports: Mike Montgomery informed the Council that the re-closer bid the Electric Substation has been advertised. There is a chance of a couple of outages to get the re-closers installed, but he will know more when we get them ordered. Water samples for May came back good and he is working with CME on stairs for the water tank. The crew is working on patching pot holes, smoothing the dirt roads and just finished up Clean Up week. The pool is ready for training and its final cleaning. Kate Farmer gave the Council the reconciliation reports from April. She reported that the Pro Shop is playing it by ear on opening in the inclement weather. They will not open if the temperature is below 55 and if it is raining or snowing. The leagues have been set to start May 22nd & 25th for the Men’s League and May 23rd for the Couples League. The Pool is set to open May 25th from 2 – 6 pm. It will be a free swim day. The Visitor Center is set to open the weekend of Memorial Day. Bruce Heimbuck reported that construction is moving forward on the Culver Hotel. The Council has been invited to attend a Wyoming Business Council Housing Workshop on May 23rd at 1 pm at Town Hall. The fund raising for the dance floor in Davis Park is almost complete, only $200 more are needed. Dwight McGuire reported 291 calls for service for the month of April. The evidence room has been completed and the office is getting put back together. Captain McGuire did an active shooter/armed robbery training for First State Bank.
Mayor & Council Reports: CM Martinez informed the Council that someone had driven through the sand box next to green #4 recently. He took his time to try to rake it and let the Pro Shop and Mike Mindieta know of the situation. He also told the Pro Shop attendants to take 5 minutes and do a quick inspection of the course when the Shop is a little slower.
Announcements: Cobblestone Inn & Suites Ribbon Cutting – 5/25, Poppy Day – 5/27, Memorial Day/Town Hall Closed 5/29, Secret Life of Pets – 6/2, Davis & Mavrick – 6/8, Sing – 6/16, Todd Dereemer Band – 6/22.
Executive Session: Mayor Delgado asked for a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel after a short break. CM Harris moved to go into executive session, seconded by CM Martinez. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes. The Council reconvened into regular session at 8:46 pm. The Council came out of executive session with 3 decisions being made. CM Harris moved to allow Mike Fronapfel to take his Town of Guernsey work truck home on the weeks that he is on-call, but not during lunch breaks, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes. CM Martinez moved to not allow personal use of Town equipment as in accordance with the Town of Guernsey’s Policy and Procedural Manual, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes. CM Harris moved to pay Bob Holloway for his work pulling wire in the Sally Port in the Police Department, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes.
Adjournment: With no further business to come before the Council, Mayor Delgado called for a motion to adjourn. CM Harris moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:49 pm, seconded by CM Martinez. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes.
Edward Delgado, Mayor
Kate Farmer, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 1679. To be published in the Guernsey Gazette on May 23, 2017