June 4, 2019
Town of Guernsey
Platte County, Wyoming
Present: Mayor Paustian, CM Harris, CM Augustyn, CM Kelley
Excused: CM Whitworth
Staff: K. Farmer, Attorney Knudsen, Chief VanDam, Officer Orr, Judge Conner, J. Michaels
Guests: Christa Bartel, Dennis Brinkley, Jackie Rios, Jenna Zapf, Summer Otero, Luke Zapf
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 Harris moved to approve the minutes from May 21, 2019 as presented, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Consideration of Claims: Mayor Paustian presented the vouchers for approval. CM Kelley moved to approve the Considerations of Claims in the amount of $216,800.33, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Vouchers follow in entirety: A & M Electric – 60.00, ABC Blinds & Shades Design Center – 1947.50, Ahrens – 14.91, Bear Creek Originals – 52.69, Benzel Pest Control – 140.00, Bluffs Sanitary Supply – 408.49, Border State Industries – 360.86, CPS Distributors – 26.57, Fisher Roofing & Restoration – 18237.00, Gene Davis Distributing – 173.10, Griffith – 75.79, Lamphear – 11.58, Mills – 15.00, Montgomery – 350.00, One-Call WY – 33.00, Pitney Bowes Global – 34.39, Productivity Plus – 733.68, Soapy Suds – 100.00, Spic & Span Cleaners – 1110.00, Staples – 293.15, TDS – 15577.54, Torrington Beverage – 307.80, USPS – 404.82, Wheatland Automotive – 1278.99, Windbreak Cable – 54.94, Wyoming Bank & Trust – 122006.99, Wyoming Trading Company – 451.25, Payroll – 41748.41, Taxes & Benefits – 10791.88, Total Vouchers – $216,800.33.
Fireworks Sale Permit – 6/20-7/4/2019: CM Augustyn moved to approve the fireworks permit for the Friends of Guernsey Lodge, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 3 ayes and CM Harris abstaining from the vote.
Ordinance 2019-003 – 2nd Reading FY 2020 Budget: CM Augustyn moved to approve Ordinance 2019-003 – 2nd Reading FY 2020 Budget in the amount of 7,116,110.00, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Public Comments: Dennis Brinkley is concerned with the appearance of the town. He has been a resident for 45 years and he has not been more disgusted than he is now with the appearance of the town. The yards and waste are out of control and he wants to know what happened to our community. He would like the council to start enforcing the ordinances for nuisance yards and properties. Nobody wants to move to a town that is dirty let’s clean it up. People can’t use the sidewalks because of vehicles parked on them. CM Augustyn let Dennis know that we have cleaned up the sidewalks on the highway and we are continuing to clean up the town. The council will address his concerns along with the Chief of Police.
Department Reports: Chief VanDam reported 331 calls for service of that 24 were assist to the public and 9 were lockout vehicles. The Color Dash was this weekend and went very well. Officer Holt is doing well at the Police Academy and will be back to work at the Town on August 2nd. The National Night Out will be on August 6th and the Guernsey Street Dance will be July 3rd with the parade on the 4th. We are working on getting the anonymous tip line up and running. Chief VanDam has 52 addresses that will be mailed a nuisance letter to address ordinance violations. Judge Conner reported 31 cases, disposed of 17 and carried over 15 cases from the previous month. The revenue collected was $1,395.00 for May. He addressed the cemetery and making it more clearly marked where the walk ways are. CM Augustyn moved to reimburse Judge Conner at the normal mileage governmental rate, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Mayor& Council Reports: CM Harris told Mr. Brinkley that if he doesn’t see any movement on the nuisances, please come back to the council. Mayor Paustian said that he really appreciates how things are going in town.
Announcements: 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
Executive Session – Personnel: Council came out of executive session with no decisions made.
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 7:18 pm, seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken, and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Nicholas Paustian, Mayor
Kate Farmer, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 1800. To be published in the Guernsey Gazette on June 11, 2019.