July 2, 2019
Town of Guernsey
Platte County, Wyoming
Present: Mayor Paustian, CM Harris, CM Kelley, CM Augustyn
Excused: CM Whitworth
Staff: K. Farmer, Chief VanDam, Judge Conner, Officer O’Donnell, J. Michaels, M. Allred
Guests: Mark Borders, Brandi McCoid
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 Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 3 ayes.
Minutes: CM Harris moved to approve the regular minutes for June 18, 2019 and the special minutes for June 26, 2019, seconded by CM Kelley. 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 $342,249.85, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 3 ayes. Vouchers follow in entirety: Bear Creek Originals – 585.00, Bristow – 25.00, CNA Surety – 875.00, Contractors Materials – 54.80, Dahlgren Consulting – 7885.35, Martin – 600.00, Mills – 109.00, Platte County Chamber of Commerce – 2967.50, Platte County – 19130.35, Productivity Plus – 79.97, Ron’s Equipment – 96299.56, Rose Brothers – 9705.00, Sargent Drilling – 3335.02, TDS – 15113.15, Travelers – 16602.00, Tri-City Parks and Rec – 25000.00, USPS – 170.52, Utility Sales & Service – 7500.00, Vistabeam – 194.90, Windbreak Cable – 54.94, WMPA – 78516.66, Payroll – 45,739.81, Taxes & Benefits – 11,706.32, Total Vouchers – $342,249.85.
Ordinance 2019-004 – Amendment to Ordinance 02-10-003, 1-2-2002, 1st Reading: CM Harris moved to approve Ordinance 2019-004 – Amendment to Ordinance 02-10-003, 1-2-2002 on first reading, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Ordinance follows in title only:
Kelley’s Bar Catering Permit: CM Kelley moved to approve the 24-hour catering permit for Kelley’s Bar at the Trail Ruts Golf Course on July 13, 2019, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Kelley’s Bar Open Contain Permit: CM Kelley moved to approve the open container permit for Kelley’s Bar on July 20, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm between Banner Capital Bank and Twisters on N. Wyoming Street, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Town of Wheatland Building Inspector: The Town of Wheatland has requested that Matt Allred come to Wheatland 10-15 hours a week to do inspections and issue building permits until they hire a new building inspector.
Public Comments: Brandi McCoid is here to request the council to change the dog ordinance laws within the Town. Her daughter was attacked by a dog and the owner has received a fine. Her daughter is a dog lover but is now afraid of loose dogs. Mark Borders, President of Banner Capital Bank, spoke to the Council about their policies at Banner Capital Bank for cashing payroll checks. The employee will have to go to their bank to cash payroll checks if they aren’t a customer of Banner Capital Bank. They would love to have more of the Town’s business and a new money market account will be coming out soon with a better interest rate than the current CD’s.
Department Reports: Matt Allred let the Council know that the airport has just received fuel. He and Kate are finalizing the AML grants that are in the process tomorrow. The Police Department door was installed today. He handed out a drawing of the rail spur and the underpass project. Matt will be in Glacier National Park for his 20th anniversary for a week and unattainable. Building permits will be picking up with John Bunning Transfer Stations buildings at the industrial park. Matt would like to get Planning & Zoning involved more and that Kate and Matt are not a part of Planning and Zoning. Chief VanDam reported 337 calls for service, 25 were assists the public, 18 vehicle lockouts and 17 suspicious calls. Chief VanDam is writing a weekly ordinance article in the Guernsey Gazette to help explain why they are receiving a notice or citation. Joe Michaels said the cost of service for electrical rates and he highly recommends having a workshop. Judge Conner reported 23 cases, disposed of 13, and carried over 10 for the month of June with a total revenue of $1,633.00.
Mayor and Council Reports: CM Augustyn is excited to work on the rail spur project with Matt. CM Harris some of the properties are looking better but some are still needing work. CM Kelley asked about the rodeo grounds. Kate let him know that they are working on it but if the council wants to have a salvage company come and dismantle it, they are fine with that. The council said they will give them until the 15th to remove the corals.
Announcements: July 3rd Street Dance – 7/3, Pancake Breakfast, Car Show, Vendors, Activities, Timberline in Concert – 7/4, Town Hall Closed – 7/4-7/5, Instant Family Movie in the Park – 7/5, Mary Poppins Returns Movie in the Park – 7/19, Hank Cramer in Concert – 7/26.
Executive Session – Police Personnel: CM Kelley moved to go into executive session after a short break, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. The Council came back into regular session at 7:15 pm with a motion by CM Augustyn to raise the Certified Professional Peace Officer to $28 per hour negotiable and a review of Chief VanDam’s wages, seconded by CM Kelley. 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 7:17 pm, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken, and motion carried with 3 ayes.
Nicholas Paustian, Mayor
Kate Farmer, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 1811. To be published in the Guernsey Gazette on July 16, 2019.