March 5, 2019
Town of Guernsey
Platte County, Wyoming
Present: Mayor Paustian, CM Harris, CM Whitworth, CM Kelley
Excused: CM Augustyn
Staff: K. Farmer, Chief VanDam, Officer McGuire, Officer Holt J. Thomas, S. Thomas, Attorney Knudsen, M. Allred, M. Montgomery, Judge Conner, J. Michaels
Guests: Kara Mitchell, Ben Jenkins Phathom & Samantha Holt, Michael Olsen, Jeff Fuller, Bob Juve
Mayor Paustian 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 Whitworth moved to approve the agenda, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Minutes: CM Harris moved to approve the minutes from February 19, 2019 as presented, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Consideration of Claims: Mayor Paustian presented the vouchers for approval. CM Whitworth moved to approve the Considerations of Claims in the amount of $115,458.58, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Vouchers follow in entirety: Anton Collins Mitchell, LLP – 1225.00, BHE – 759.57, Capital Business Systems – 29.20, Fleming Associates – 350.00, Galls – 271.50, Guernsey Super Foods – 104.24, Knudsen Law Office – 750.00, Montgomery – 300.00, Northern Tool & Equipment – 169.99, Purchase Power – 208.99, Respond Systems – 62.90, Soapy Suds – 90.00, Staples Credit – 67.15, TDS – 14541.05, USPS – 168.98, VanDam – 89.99, Western Research & Development – 4485.76, Wheatland Automotive – 200.10, Windbreak Cable – 164.79, Wright Express – 2220.08, WY Conference of Municipal Courts – 150.00, WRS – 180.00, WY Stand Land & Investments – 20356.61, WY State Firemen’s Association – 75.00, Payroll – 32,099.77, Taxes & Benefits – 36,187.97, Total Vouchers – $115,458.58.
Award Sargent Drilling Golf Course Well Contract for $59,650.00: Matt Allred recommended Sargent Drilling for the Golf Course Well. CM Whitworth moved to award the contract to Sargent Drilling for the Golf Course Well drilling, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Resolution 2019-006 – Notice of Award for the Drilling of the Golf Course Well to Sargent Drilling: CM Harris moved to approve Resolution 2019-006 Notice of Award for Drilling of the Golf Course Well to Sargent Drilling, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Resolution 2019-006 follows in title only: RESOLUTION 2019-006
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY COUNCIL TO ISSUE THE NOTICE OF AWARD AND AUTHORIZES THE MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY TO SIGN THE CONTRACT FOR THE 2019 GOLF COURSE WELL DRILLING PROJECT.
Resolution 2019-007 – Dahlgren Consulting Authorization of Water Rights: CM Kelley moved to approve Resolution 2019-007 Dahlgren Consulting Authorization of Water Rights, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Resolution 2019-007 follows in title only: RESOLUTION 2019-007A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY MAYOR TO SIGN THE PETITION OF THE WYOMING BOARD OF CONTROL TO MOVE THE WATER RIGHTS FROM THE GOLF COURSE WELL AND RV PARK WELL TO THE NEW LOCATIONS.
Resolution 2019-008 – Enlarge Well #3 to 800 GPM: CM Harris moved to approve Resolution 2019-008 Enlarge Well #3 to 800 GPM, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Resolution 2019-008 follows in title only: RESOLUTION 2019-008 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY MAYOR TO SIGN THE PERMIT TO ENLARGE WELL #3.
Resolution 2019-009 – Enlarge Well # 3, #4, #5 for Outside Town Limit Water Sales: CM Whitworth moved to approve Resolution 2019-009 Enlarge Well # 3, #4, #5 for Outside Town Limit Water Sales, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Resolution 2019-009 follows in title only: RESOLUTION 2019-009 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY MAYOR TO SIGN THE PERMIT TO ENLARGE WELL #3, #4, AND #5 FOR PURPOSES OF SELLING WATER OUTSIDE OF THE TOWN LIMITS OF GUERNSEY, WYOMING.
Ordinance 2019-001 – Building Code – 1st Reading: CM Whitworth moved to approve Ordinance 2019-001 on 1st Reading, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Ordinance follows in title only: 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE
FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE MINIMUM REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF ALL PROPERTY, BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES; BY PROVIDING THE STANDARDS FOR SUPPLIED UTILITIES AND FACILITIES AND OTHER PHYSICAL THINGS AND CONDITIONS ESSENTIAL TO ENSURE THAT STRUCTURES ARE SAFE, SANITARY AND FIT FOR OCCUPATION AND USE: AND THE CONDEMNATION OF BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES UNFIT FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY AND USE AND THE DEMOLITION OF SUCH STRUCTURES; KNOWN AS THE BUILDING CODE.
Planning & Zoning Recommendations:
a. 531 W Whalen Lot Split
b. 555 W Birmingham Minimum Lot Size Exception
c. Indiana Ave Set Back Exception
CM Whitworth moved to approve the Planning and Zoning Recommendation, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Oath of Office – Charles Holt & Jeff Thomas: Judge Conner swore in Charles Holt as a Police Office and Jeff Thomas as Fire Chief.
PAWS Presentation: Bob introduced himself and gave a little background about the Platte Alliance Water Supply. They would like the Town of Guernsey to sign a governance agreement. The City of Torrington has signed a governance agreement for the PAWS program. Michael Olsen talked about the study that has been going on since 2010. This started as a regional water project to take water out of the North Platte river to supply treated water to communities along the North Platte river valley.
Pride Consulting Insurance Presentation: Information was handed out to the Council. They are proposing higher health insurance premiums to be off set by a GAP insurance to make up for the increase in deductible.
Public Comments: N/A
Department Reports: Matt Allred asked the council if they had any questions, none were had. Chief VanDam reported 248 calls for service with 31 assist the public, 19 bar checks and 10 suspicious calls. Officer Holt will go the academy on April 25th, the Chief will be training First State Bank on March 12th on security measures and what to do during a robbery and training the administrative staff on March 13th for Oleoresin Capsicum. Judge Conner reported 43 cases worked, disposed of 14 and carried over 29 with a total revenue of $1,534.00 for February. Wyoming Conference of Municipal Courts and his National Judges Association conference will be in Billings and Bill would like permission to go. CM Harris moved to allow Judge Conner to attend both conferences, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Fire Chief Thomas reported five assists to other agencies and one motor vehicle accident on the east side of town. They are looking to add another new member to the fire department. Joe Michaels reported about the electric rate study that WMPA and the Town are working on. This will help dictate the rates and why we are charging those rates. The cold weather is good for the load, the turbine was lost at Dry Forks in January and it was down for about 10 days. They are working on a new design. The rate study should be back to the Town Council during the budget workshops but shouldn’t affect the budget for fiscal year 2020. WMPA is looking at keeping their electric rates steady for now.
Mayor& Council Reports: CM Harris welcomed Office Holt and Fire Chief Thomas to the Town.
Announcements: 3/19 Banner Ambulance Meeting @ 5 pm, Council Meeting, 4/2 – Council Meeting, 4/16 – Council Meeting, 4/20 – Easter Egg Hunt
Adjournment: With no further business to come before the Council, Mayor Paustian called for a motion to adjourn. CM Harris moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:52 pm, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken, and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Nicholas Paustian, Mayor
Kate Farmer, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 1790. To be published in the Guernsey Gazette on March 26, 2019.