August 6, 2019
Town of Guernsey
Platte County, Wyoming
Present: Mayor Paustian, CM Kelley, CM Augustyn
Absent: CM Whitworth, CM Harris
Staff: K. Farmer, Chief VanDam, Judge Conner, Officer Holt, M. Allred, J. Michaels
Guests: Pamela McClure, Sargent Jolley, Carla Robbins, Ray Baker, Marc Borders, Craig Frederick, Wayne Perkins
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 as written, seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken and motion carried with 3 ayes.
Minutes: CM Augustyn moved to approve the regular minutes for July 16, 2019, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 3 ayes.
Consideration of Claims: Mayor Paustian presented the vouchers for approval. CM Kelley moved to approve the Considerations of Claims in the amount of $294,015.30, seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken and motion carried with 3 ayes. Vouchers follow in entirety: Absolute Solutions – 547.00, Allred – 52.99, American Collection Systems – 224.73, Baker & Associates – 5722.50, Benchmark of Torrington – 1457.50, BHE – 1355.17, Bluffs Sanitary Supply – 285.45, Border States Industries – 3336.05, Capital Business Systems – 403.88, Capitol Communications 310.00, Clarke Mosquito Control – 111.61, CMI – 425.00, CNA Surety – 50.00, Crystal Ice – 270.00, Education & Employment Law – 124.95, Fat Boys Tire & auto – 107.00, Gene Davis Distributing – 43.40, Guernsey Gazette – 3731.35, Guernsey Super Foods – 69.65, Howe – 556.16, Howshar Hardware – 625.65, Jirdon-Agri Chemicals – 813.25, LL Johnson Distributing – 613.97, Landscaping Plus - -3150.00, Lara – 600.00, Montgomery – 350.00, Northern Toll & Equipment – 729.94, Productivity Plus Account – 9.99, R & R Products – 622.40, Rose Bothers – 285.17, Soapy Suds – 90.00, Staples – 65.62, Syncb/Amazon – 1118.91, TDS – 15185.17, Torrington Beverage – 229.35, Tri-City Parks and Rec – 25000.00, Tymco International – 37292.44, USPS – 174.93, Van Diest Supply – 7759.00, WCBO – 50.00, Western United Electric Supply – 6410.00, Wheatland Automotive – 51.33, Windbreak Cable – 54.94, Wright Express – 2977.18, Wyo-Braska Irrigation – 25.99, WMPA – 11276855, WRS – 165.00, Payroll – 47256.39, Taxes & Benefits – 16655.74, Total Vouchers – $294,015.30.
Ordinance 2019-004 – Amendment to Ordinance 02-10-003, 1-2-2002, 3rd & Final Reading: CM Augustyn moved to approve Ordinance 2019-004 – Amendment to Ordinance 02-10-003, 1-2-2002 on third and final reading, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 3 ayes. Ordinance follows in entirety: ORDINANCE NO. 2019-004
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE No. 02-10-003, 1-2-2002 DECLARATION OF A NUISANCE; WRITTEN NOTICE.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY, WYOMING:
Ordinance No. 2019-004 is hereby enacted as follows:
SECTION 3-1-1: NUISANCES
CERTAIN CONDITIONS DECLARED NUISANCE: The following conditions upon lands within the Town Limits of The Town of Guernsey are hereby declared to be public nuisances: “wastes”, “garbage and trash”, “junk”, “weeds”, “grasses”, “obstructions”, and abandoned vehicles” as described in section 3-1-2 of this chapter. (Ord. 02-10-003, 1-2-2002, 2017-007)
SECTION 3-1-5: COMPLAINT; WRITTEN NOTICE: The owner and or occupant of any premises shall be liable for compliance with this chapter, and if such person shall disregard or refuse to comply with the provisions of this chapter, within (5) five days of the receipt of such notice requiring the removal of the offending item(S) shall be considered in violation of this chapter and issued a citation in accordance with section 3-1-6 of this chapter.
SECTION 3-1-6: CITATION: In the event the owner, agent or occupant fails to comply with the written notice within (5) five days, or if the owner, agent or occupant receives a second written notice for the same or similar offence as specified in section 3-1-5 of this chapter within any three hundred sixty five (365) day period, the owner, agent or occupant shall be charged with violating this chapter by issuance of a citation for a Misdemeanor and penalty of not less than three hundred dollars ($300.00) plus court costs as set forth in section 3-1-8 of this chapter.
This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication.
Passed and approved this 2nd day of July 2019 on first reading.
Passed and approved this 16th day of July 2019 on second reading.
Passed and approved this 6th day of August 2019 on third and final reading.
Dog Park – Pamela McClure: Pamela McClure has a project called operation Scooby Park. She would like to see a dog park go in and around the fishponds next to the slough. No money would come from the town, it would be funded through grass roots fund raising. She doesn’t want to do any federal grants and thinks she can get this accomplished without it. Pamela provided the Council with a map of the proposed location. It will be just off South Guernsey Hwy and Lucindy Rollins Road at the parking lot next to the walking path. The Town would need to mow it four times per year and empty trash cans that would hold the dog waste. She has investigated rules at other dog parks. It will take self-policing of your own dog. Some towns have found that dog-at-large is prevented by having a dog park. Pamela will be working to get the community involved and buy in to make it successful. Kate will work on a resolution of support for Scooby Park to help Pamela solidify moving forward with the project.
Open Container Permit: CM Augustyn moved to approve the Crazy Tony’s Car Show in the Crazy Tony’s Parking Lot on August 3, 2019 from 10 am to 10 pm, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 3 ayes.
Malt Beverage Permit: CM Kelley moved to approve Guernsey Economic Development’s Malt Beverage Permit for Duck Daze on August 24, 2019 at Hub City, seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken and motion carried with 3 ayes.
Public Comments: Wayne Perkins has a party this weekend for 3 guys that are retiring from BNSF. Wayne requested an open container permit for in front of the bar. CM Kelley moved to approve the Open Container Permit for Ben’s Bar on August 6, 2019 from 3 pm to 2 am to include the parking spots in front of the bar and be roped off with signs that state “no open container beyond this point”, seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken and motion carried with 3 ayes.
Public Comment: Sargent Jolley let the council know that we will be seeing additional helicopter traffic. He will provide additional information when we can expect the troops to be in Town.
Department Reports: Chief VanDam reported 361 calls for service for July. They had 26 assist the public, 21 agency assists and 21 patrol requests. Officer Holt has graduated the police academy and was 3rd in his class and received a “Fit for Duty” pin. Judge Conner had 19 cases, disposed of 5, and carried over 14 with a total revenue of $1,673.00 for July. Matt Allred reported on the Camp Guernsey Connector and that we are at 80-90% completion for designs and the spec book and submitting the CADEX to WYDOT. Matt and Kate will be meeting with Dahlgren Consulting to start the water project that was approved by voters. The rail spur project has been put on the fast track and we are going to phase the project. We will get the track to the east installed as soon as possible and then work on the track towards the west after the east side is installed. The Railroad Underpass and Nebraska Street Sewer projects have been submitted and we are waiting on scoring to know if we will receive the grants. The surveying of the Chugwater Street property has been completed and has shown us that we will only be able to split the property into two lots instead of three. Matt is looking at a new Point of Sales system for the airport. Joe Michaels reported that we are waiting to hear if we can do a video conference with the Electric Rate Study Consultants.
Mayor and Council Reports: CM Augustyn contacted Black Hills Energy about the holes in the alleys from them digging that was done for the gas line upgrade. Mayor Paustian would like to have a public meeting to discuss what the community would like to see at the Chugwater Street property for development. Kate will get advertising out to have the Public Meeting on September 10, 2019 at 6 pm. Mayor Paustian said he thinks it’s been a good year for Guernsey and everything that is going, is going very well.
Announcements: Code Blue, Party in the Park – 8/9, Electric Rate Presentation – 8/13, Spiderman – Into the Spider-Verse Movie in the Park – 8/23, Duck Daze – 8/24
Adjournment: With no further business to come before the Council, Mayor Paustian called for a motion to adjourn. CM Kelley moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:44 pm, seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken, and motion carried with 3 ayes.
Nicholas Paustian, Mayor
Kate Farmer, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 1814. To be published in the Guernsey Gazette on August 13, 2019.