Public Notice No. 1802


June 18, 2019 Town of Guernsey Regular Meeting Platte County, Wyoming

PUBLIC NOTICE

June 18, 2019
Town of Guernsey
Regular Meeting
Platte County, Wyoming

Present: Mayor Paustian, CM Harris, CM Augustyn, CM Kelley
Excused: CM Whitworth
Staff: K. Farmer, Attorney Knudsen, Chief VanDam, J. Michaels, M. Allred, Officer McGuire, J. Thomas
Guests: Kit Armour, Dave Lycan, James Briggs
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 June 4, 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 Augustyn moved to approve the Considerations of Claims in the amount of $171,042.45, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Vouchers follow in entirety: Allred – 74.50, Bear Creek Originals – 995.72, Capital Business Systems – 129.93, Caselle – 570.00, Cash-Wa Distributing – 467.40, Centurylink – 1088.76, Conner – 640.83, Coronado – 17.05, Davis & Mavrick – 700.00, Drube Supply – 221.22, E&S Enterprises – 205.50, Farmer – 378.12, Fleenor – 196.17, Galls – 253.51, Gene Davis Dist. – 39.85, Go Keyless – 1102.98, Griffith – 563.56, Guernsey Super Foods – 194.37, Holtz – 120.00, Hough – 2600.00, Ideal Linen – 376.36, Knudsen Law Office – 750.00, Lycan – 50.00, Mission Communications – 1042.20, Police Mgmt Services – 175.00, Reese – 500.00, Scissors Ranch Co – 80.00, Syncb/Amazon – 3002.27, TDS – 231.00, Torrington Beverage – 409.90, Uline – 434.32, Valley Motor Supply – 34.19, Verizon Wireless – 338.33, Vistabeam – 315.46, Wheatland REA – 35.87, WSGA – 100.00, WMPA – 77568.94, Wyrulec – 503.90, Payroll – 42023.02, Taxes & Benefits – 32512.22, Total Vouchers – $171,042.45.
Fireworks Detonation Dates – 7/1-7/4/2019: CM Kelley moved to approve the fireworks detonation dates of July 1- 4, 2019, seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Ordinance 2019-003 – 3rd & Reading FY 2020 Budget: CM Harris moved to approve Ordinance 2019-003 – 3rd & Final Reading FY 2020 Budget, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Ordinance 2019-003 follows in entirety:
ORDINANCE 2019-003

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS TO DEFRAY ALL THE
NECESSARY EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY, WYOMING,
SPECIFYING THE OBJECTS, PURPOSES AND AMOUNTS OF SUCH APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, BEGINNING JULY 1, 2019 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2020.
Section 1: It is estimated that the total amount of revenues that will be collected by the Town of Guernsey, Wyoming during the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020 are the amount of
 $    8,060,211.25
REVENUE
1).    GENERAL FUND
    Property Tax        $     100,000.00
    Licenses and Permits        $       28,025.00
    State Shared Revenue        $     827,350.00
    Optional 1% Tax        $     483,929.00
    Emergency Services        $         3,000.00
    General Fund Cash Reserve        $       44,956.00
    Municipal Court        $       35,000.00
    Larson Park/Golf Complex        $     128,200.00
    Swimming Pool        $       12,950.00
    Visitor Center        $         1,300.00
    Miscellaneous Fund         $     126,070.00
    State/Federal Grants        $       37,500.00
        SUB-TOTAL:    $ 1,828,280.00
2).    Electric Fund        $ 1,723,150.00
3).    Water Fund        $     357,800.00
4).    Sewer Fund        $     191,000.00
5).     Sanitation Fund/Landfill        $     248,550.00
6).    Airport Fund        $       63,090.00
        SUB-TOTAL:    $ 2,583,590.00
7).    SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND
    State Revenue/Interest        $       45,000.00
    Specific Purpose Tax        $     391,341.25
    Golf Course Complex        $         4,018.00
    Homeland Security        $         7,892.00
    Rail Spur Extension        $     717,792.00
    Camp Guernsey Connector        $     436,800.00
    Railroad Underpass        $     497,484.00
    Sewer Final Phase Upgrade        $ 1,138,500.00
    Special Fund Cash Reserve        $     357,614.00
        SUB-TOTAL:    $ 3,596,441.25
8).    CAPITAL FACILITIES FUND:        $       51,900.00
        TOTAL REVENUE:    $ 8,060,211.25
Section 2: That there is hereby appropriated out of any funds in the Town of Guernsey, Wyoming not otherwise appropriated the following sums of money for the respective purposes of defraying all the necessary expenses and liabilities of the Town of  Guernsey, Wyoming for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.
EXPENDITURES:
1).    GENERAL FUND
    Administration        $     406,975.00
    Building Inspector/Planner        $     103,515.00
    Cemetery        $       14,650.00
    Community Development        $       50,000.00
    Emergency Services        $         6,000.00
    Fire Protection        $       72,850.00
    Parks Department        $       94,945.00
    Larson Park/Golf Course        $     211,740.00
    Larson Pro Shop        $       95,645.00
    Library        $       17,400.00
    Municipal Court        $       23,351.00
    Police Department        $     517,050.00
    Social Services        $       47,500.00
    Streets        $     315,760.00
    Swimming Pool        $     101,200.00
    Visitor Center/Museum        $       17,200.00
    Senior Center Bldg        $       35,000.00
        SUB-TOTAL:    $ 2,130,781.00
2).    Electric Fund        $ 1,331,383.00
3).    Water Fund        $     196,198.00
4).    Sewer Fund        $     182,908.00
5).     Sanitation Fund/Landfill        $     239,900.00
6).    Airport Fund        $       84,600.00
        SUB-TOTAL:    $ 2,034,989.00
7).    OPTIONAL 1% TAX
    Fireworks Display        $         3,000.00
    Backhoe        $       97,000.00
    Police Car        $       48,000.00
    Larson Park Vehicle        $       62,700.00
    Street Sweeper Loan        $       37,300.00
        SUB-TOTAL:    $     248,000.00
8).    SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND
    Golf Course Complex        $       65,358.00
    Homeland Security        $         7,892.00
    Rail Spur Extension        $     755,590.00
    Camp Guernsey Connector        $     546,000.00
    Electric Rate Study        $       12,500.00
    Water Project        $     391,341.25
    Railroad Underpass        $     552,760.00
    Sewer Final Phase Upgrade        $ 1,265,000.00
        SUB-TOTAL:    $ 3,596,441.25
9).    CAPITAL FACILITIES FUND        $       50,000.00
                                   TOTAL EXPENDITURES:     $ 8,060,211.25
PASSED AND APPROVED ON FIRST READING THIS 21ST DAY OF MAY 2019.
PASSED AND APPROVED ON SECOND READING THIS 4TH DAY OF JUNE 2019.
PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIRD READING THIS 18TH DAY OF JUNE 2019.
    ATTEST:    
                Nicholas Paustian, Mayor
Kate Farmer, Clerk/Treasurer
Open Container Permit – Bristow Birthday Party @ Pool Park: CM Harris moved to approve the open container permit on June 22, 2019 from noon to 3 pm at the Pool Park Shelter, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Resolution 2019-015 – Guernsey Sewer Improvement Project: CM Kelley moved to approve resolution 2019-015 Guernsey Sewer Improvement Project for $1,265,000.00 seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Resolution follows in title only: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF AN ABANDONED MINE LANDS PUBLIC FACILITY GRANT APPLICATION TO THE STATE LOAN AND INVESTMENT BOARD ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNING BODY FOR THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF RELOCATING OUTDATED SEWER AND COMPLETING GUERNSEY SEWER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Resolution 2019-016 – BNSF Railroad Underpass & Pedestrian Access Safety Improvements: CM Harris moved to approve resolution 2019-016 BNSF Railroad Underpass & Pedestrian Access Safety Improvements for $552,760.00, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Resolution follows in title only: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF AN ABANDONED MINE LANDS PUBLIC FACILITY GRANT APPLICATION TO THE STATE LOAN AND INVESTMENT BOARD ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNING BODY FOR THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECONSTRUCTION THE BNSF RAILROAD UNDERPASS & PEDESTRIAN ACCESS SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
Public Comments: Kit Armour reported about the June and July mixers for the Platte County Chamber of Commerce. August 3rd will be the pancake breakfast in conjunction with the Platte County Fair Parade. The Chamber awarded a scholarship to a Guernsey student this year as well as Wheatland. Lots of visitors have been coming through the visitor center doors and the State’s sticker program has proved to be popular. Dave Lycan spoke with the Council about the raccoon problems near the river areas. The pool has not been open when it was scheduled to be open. He went 6 times and was only got to swim one time. He has requested a refund for his season pass. Dave said when you change your ambient temperature from what it has been in the past to a warmer temperature it messes people up who have changed their schedule to use the pool.
Department Reports: Kate Farmer reported that she received a letter from the Office of Consumer Advocates about the increase in the utility of Black Hills Energy for residential customers of 19.61% and Small General Service Customers of 23.21%. Kate is going to discuss with Wyoming Community Gas at the meeting on Thursday to see what we can do to reduce the increase. Joe Michaels gave the Council a brief history of WMPA and how it has been running from past to future. He said the electric rate study is done for the Town of Guernsey and we should be getting that information soon. Jeff Thomas reported that things have been slow but 2 new members have joined the fire hall and expect to have 2 more join in the next month. The fire department helped with the fire convention in Wheatland and they said it was a good turnout.
Mayor & Council Reports: CM Harris is concerned about the street issues and would like us to move forward on fixing them. Mike Montgomery is checking to see where we can get hot mix to fix the current holes that are open. Mayor Paustian would like to patch all the issues with hot mix. CM Kelley is wanting to get the rodeo grounds taken down and hauled off. CM Augustyn inquired about the survey of the Chugwater property. Matt said that the company and himself have missed each other but they have confirmed everything to start. CM Augustyn has requested a stop sign as you enter North Kansas from the north side of town. CM Harris wants to change the ordinance on Nuisances for cleaning up yards to one letter and a fine. The town looks bad and would like to see it cleaned up. Dave Lycan said if there is a list of elderly folks that could be compiled that some churches might be able to get people together to help clean up the yards.
Announcements: Wyoming Community Gas Meeting – 6/20, Small Foot Movie in the Park - 6/21, Special Meeting – 6/26, Mavrick & Davis in Concert – 6/27, July 3rd Street Dance – 7/3, 4th of July Celebration – 7/4.
Executive Session – Police Department: CM Harris moved to go into executive session after a short break, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Council returned to regular session with a motion by CM Harris to amend the nuisance ordinance to only send out one letter of violation, increase the nuisance citation to $300 seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
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 7:50 pm, seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken, and motion carried with 4 ayes.

Attest:
                Nicholas Paustian, Mayor
Kate Farmer, Clerk/Treasurer

Public Notice No. 1802. To be published in the Guernsey Gazette on June 25, 2019.

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