April 16, 2019
Town of Guernsey
Platte County, Wyoming
Present: Mayor Paustian, CM Harris, CM Whitworth, CM Augustyn, CM Kelley
Staff: K. Farmer, Attorney Knudsen, M. Montgomery, Chief VanDam, J. Michaels
Guests: LTC Patton, Danielle Noggle, Mark Borders
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 Kelley moved to approve the agenda, seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes.
Minutes: CM Augustyn moved to approve the minutes from April 2, 2019 as presented, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes.
Consideration of Claims: Mayor Paustian presented the vouchers for approval. CM Augustyn moved to approve the Considerations of Claims in the amount of $193,946.46, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes. Vouchers follow in entirety: A&M Electric – 255.76, ADTS – 155.38, Allred – 150.00, Anixter, Inc – 1229.12, BA Lawrence LLC – 1085.00, Batteries Plus – 181.86, Benzel Pest Control – 117.70, BioLynceus LLC – 4391.74, Bluffs Sanitary Supply – 441.87, Bobcat of the Rockies – 1324.59, Border State Industries – 260.00, Burnitt – 68.25, Caselle – 570.00, Century Lumber – 1014.60, CenturyLink – 1950.95, CME – 286.96, Contractors Materials – 53.00, Drube Supply – 189.29, Frank Parts – 370.37, Guernsey Super Foods – 36.67, Hamilton Associates – 177.93, Hampton Inn – 376.00, Howshar Hardware – 392.26, International Code Council – 164.00, Knudsen Law Office – 750.00, Lycan – 90.00, McMurry Ready Mix – 925.66, Newcomb Heating & Cooling – 3425.00, One-Call of WY – 1.50, Preventive Health – 48.00, Purchase Power – 256.30 R&R Products – 207.69, Rescue Source – 1173.00, Ron’s Equipment – 450.00, Sam’s Club – 3291.43, SHRM – 209.00, Sirchie Finger Print Lab – 61.65, Skid Steer Solutions – 19490.00, Sturdivant – 68.25, Swank Motion Pictures – 2490.00, TDS – 225.72, Thomson Reuters – 136.00, VanDam – 133.24, Verizon Wireless – 320.23, Wheatland Automotive – 230.79, Wheatland REA – 35.87, WMPA 94327.70, WY State Fire Marshall – 344.26, Wyo-Braska Irrigation – 99.09, WY Child & Family – 7524.00, WYDOT – 15.00, Wyoming Water Association – 250.00 Wyrulec – 1202.03, Payroll – 32,431.52, Taxes & Benefits – 8,490.23, Total Vouchers – $193,946.46.
Ordinance 2019-002 – Wireless Communication Facilities Regulations: CM Kelley moved to approve Ordinance 2019-002 on 2nd Reading, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes. Ordinance follows in title only: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY ADOPTING A NEW CHAPTER ENTITLED “WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES REGULATIONS” AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
PAWS: CM Augustyn moved to sign the contract to for the PAWS Joint Powers Agreement, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes.
VFW Bar Open Request Dates: April 26th for a funeral from 4-10 pm, May 4th for Annual Shrimp Fee from 4-8 pm, May 11th for the Lyon’s Club from 4-10 pm and on May 18th for a Wedding. CM Harris moved to approve the requested dates from the VFW for the bar to be open, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes.
Wyoming Child & Family Development: Mayor Paustian presented Danielle Noggle with a check for the playground equipment at the Early Childhood Center. The check will go towards their fundraiser for playground equipment. If community members would like to donate contact Danielle at the Early Childhood Center.
Public Comments: LTC Patton reported the camp will do aerial bucket training for a prescribed burn on April 19th. Torrington Volunteer Fire Department will be joining in the training. The camp is doing an environmental study and the Town received its copy in the office last week. Mark Borders introduced himself as the new branch president of Banner Capital Bank here in Guernsey.
Department Reports: Joe Michaels reported for WMPA. His guess for the increase for the energy charge will be from .0076 mils to .0077 mils and they will be charging for demand, with the high estimate being $3 for the peak KW used per month. Chief VanDam reported 414 calls for the month of March, with traffic offenses at 138. The fingerprinting went well with the Early Childhood Center children. Officer Holt designed, manufactured and installed magazine holders for the new vehicles. Kate Farmer reported that here and CM Whitworth had met with the Platte County Senior Board to revise the contract for the building. She let them know that the drilling for the golf course will be starting soon as locates have been completed for the project. She also let them know that the two grants for Homeland Security have been completed and submitted. CM Whitworth moves to dissolve the current contract with the Senior Board and create a new contract for $500/month and the Town be responsible for the maintenance of the building seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes. CM Augustyn moved to approve Kaiser Wealth Management to consult for the Town of Guernsey on the Specific Purpose Excise Tax Water Project, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes.
Mayor& Council Reports: CM Kelley reported that the rodeo grounds are being dismantled. CM Whitworth said he will be gone for the next 2 months on training. Mayor Paustian wished CM Whitworth good luck with his training. Mayor Paustian thanked Todd Bishop with Kaiser Wealth Management for coming over and explaining the finances of the water project.
Announcements: 4/20 – Easter Egg Hunt, 4/26-5/3 – Cleanup Week, 5/7 – Council Meeting, 5/23 – Guernsey Swimming Pool Opens
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 6:43 pm, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken, and motion carried with 5 ayes.
Attest: Nicholas Paustian, Mayor
Kate Farmer, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 1796. To be published in the Guernsey Gazette on April 23, 2019.