May 21, 2019
Town of Guernsey
Platte County, Wyoming
Present: Mayor Paustian, CM Harris, CM Augustyn, CM Kelley
Excused: CM Whitworth
Staff: K. Farmer, Attorney Knudsen, Officer McGuire, J. Michaels, J. Thomas
Guests: Christa Bartel, Lori Ibarra, Tyler Schiele, Todd Bishop, Justine Herzig
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 Harris moved to approve the agenda, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Minutes: CM Kelley moved to approve the minutes from May 7, 2019 as presented, seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Consideration of Claims: Mayor Paustian presented the vouchers for approval. CM Augustyn moved to approve the Considerations of Claims in the amount of $136,698.66, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Vouchers follow in entirety: All Star Pro Golf – 695.03, Antler Inn – 440.00, BHE – 554.55, Bristow Built Construction – 4680.00, Burns Insurance – 106.85, Capital Business Systems – 468.89, Crystal Ice – 240.00, Custom Badge & Patch Design – 180.00, Eckhardt – 150.00, Farmer – 36.91, Fast Stop – 80.00, Ferguson Waterworks – 1021.81, Grainger – 110.15, Guernsey Super Foods – 32.22, Hawkins – 3370.33, Holtz – 260.00, Hose & Rubber Supply – 49.33, Ideal Linen – 253.88, Jirdon Agri Chemicals 3426.45, Menards – 190.96, Mile High Shooting – 3275.30, Mills – 60.00, Newcomb Heating & Cooling – 1000.00, One-Call of WY – 19.95, Promotions Now – 273.32, Quality Inn & Suites – 491.94, R & R Products – 76.80, Ramkota Hotel – 498.00, Sargent Drilling – 2983.50, Syncb/Amazon – 25.98, TDS – 15168.42, Tri-City Parks & Rec – 217.00, Van Diest Supply – 15780.00, Verizon Wireless – 320.23, Vistabeam – 887.70, Wright Express – 2742.43, WRS – 195.00, Wyoming Secretary of State – 30.00, WyoPots – 120.00, Wyrulec – 552.62, Payroll – 36,984.43, Taxes & Benefits – 36,695.68, Total Vouchers – $136,698.66.
Resolution 2019-014 – Specific Purpose Lease Subscription: Todd Bishop took the Council through the bidding process and how the banks were chosen. CM Augustyn moved to approve Resolution 2019-014 – Specific Purpose Lease Subscription, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Tri-City Parks & Recreation Annual Report: Lori Ibarra reported 300 participants in youth programs and 180 participants in adult programs. They have extended their reach into the community by participating in Trunk or Treat, Winters Eve, running the pool and adding the summer movies and concerts on this year. They work with many of the businesses and groups in the community to provide essential outreach to a variety of age groups.
Ordinance 2019-003 – 1st Reading FY 2020 Budget: CM Augustyn moved to approve Ordinance 2019-003 – 1st Reading FY 2020 Budget in the amount of 7,116,110.00, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Trail Ruts Golf & Camp Rate: CM Kelley moved to approve the Golf Cart Season Pass, Monthly Camp Fees, and the Cart Storage Fees, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Public Comments: N/A
Department Reports: Joe Michaels reported that WMPA will be charging demand to the Town starting July 1, 2019 at the rate of $3 per KW for the highest 30 minutes in that specific month as well as an energy charge of $.07081 per kWh. They have also put in their 5 to 10 year to upgrade the electric transmission lines from 34.5 KVA to 69 KVA. Jeff Thomas reported that it has been slow for the Fire Department with all the rain. The Council agreed to allow the school art class to paint a mural on the south side of the fire hall. Jeff reminded the Council that fire department meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month for their regular meeting and a training meeting after. Kate Farmer reported that the engineering company has started the paperwork on the Camp Guernsey Connector, the golf course well reclamation is still in the process of being finished and that the rail spur is on its way to being bid out.
Mayor& Council Reports: CM Harris said that the parks and cemetery look good. Mayor Paustian thanked the Town Crew for all their hard work. They got the cemetery sign hung up in the bad weather. We would like to see a wagon train silhouette added to the sign to dress it up a little more. They have an idea of how to fix the leaning pillars that flank the entrance to the cemetery.
Announcements: 5/27 – Memorial Day & Town Hall Closed, 5/30 – Guernsey Swimming Pool Opens, 6/1 – Color Dash 5K, 6/7 – Incredibles 2 Movie in the Park, 6/14 – DonnyBrook Girls Concert in the Park, 6/15 – Community Garage Sale, 6/20 – Wyoming Community Gas Meeting
Adjournment: With no further business to come before the Council, Mayor Paustian called for a motion to adjourn. CM Augustyn moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:58 pm, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken, and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Nicholas Paustian, Mayor
Kate Farmer, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 1799. To be published in the Guernsey Gazette on June 11, 2019.