March 3, 2020
Town of Guernsey
Platte County, Wyoming
Present: Mayor Paustian, CM Kelley, CM Whitworth, CM Harris, CM Augustyn
Staff: K. Farmer, Chief McGuire, Town Attorney Lent, Officer Holt, M. Allred, M. Montgomery
Guests: Christopher Martinez, Ada Pulous, Patrick & Corrine Noggle, Mark Borders, Christa Bartel, Kathy Orr, Trampas & JoAnna Glover, Shelby McConahay, Gordon & Danielle Noggle
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 Harris. A vote was taken, and the motion carried with 5 ayes.
Minutes: CM Augustyn moved to approve the regular minutes for February 18, 2020, seconded by CM Kelley. A vote was taken, and the motion carried with 5 ayes.
Consideration of Claims: Mayor Paustian presented the vouchers for approval. CM Whitworth moved to approve the Considerations of Claims in the amount of $163,763.11, seconded by CM Augustyn. A vote was taken, and the motion carried with 5 ayes. Vouchers follow in entirety: Anton Collins Mitchell, LLP – 4140.00, Apple – 33.73, Baker & Associates – 1822.50, Bam Document Destruction – 605.90, Bear Creek Originals – 47.50, BioLynceus – 2129.37, Black Hills Energy – 1241.95, Capital Business Systems – 138.41, CenturyLink – 1118.81, Civil Air Patrol Magazine – 595.00, Dana J. Lent Law Office – 2790.00, Dolan Consulting Group – 995.00, Drube Supply – 92.70, Eckhardt – 150.00, Energy Laboratories – 94.00, Fire Truck Certification Company – 7603.21, Fronapfel – 419.86, Galls – 56.10, Guernsey Petty Cash – 92.75, Guernsey Super Foods – 5.97, Howshar Hardware – 270.73, IIMC – 110.00, Kaufman Glass – 90.00, Laramie County Fire District #2 – 20000.00, LGLP – 10158.00, Matthew Bender & Co. – 43.70-, McGuire – 10.00, Mobius Communications – 40.00, Montgomery – 419.86, Mosley – 300.00, Pabst – 39.73, Pioneer Awards – 45.00, Pitney Bowes – 254.97, Purchase Power – 200.00, Ramkota Hotel – 275.38, Rocky Mountain Sand and Gravel – 44601.30, Staples Credit Plan – 90.47, TDS – 14539.08, Torrington Office Supply – 155.00, USPS 175.21, Wheatland REA – 35.87, Windbreak Cable – 54.94, Wyoming Office of State Land & Investment – 11084.32, Zell Heating & Cooling – 259.72, Payroll – 25,052.32, Taxes & Benefits – 11,099.08, Total Vouchers – $163,763.11.
Ordinance 2020-001 – Tobacco Amendment: CM Whitworth moved to approve the 2020-001 Tobacco Ordinance amendment on second reading, seconded by CM Augustyn. Vote taken and motion carried with 5 ayes. Ordinance follows in title only: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TOBACCO CODE OF THE GUERNSEY TOWN CODE.
Public Comment: Patrick Noggle presented the Council with the widths of the streets on the southwest side of highway 26. They measured the street between the camper and a car, and it was 17’ between vehicles. Ordinance 5-4-5 of the Town Code says it has to be a minimum of 10’ to pass through and Sunrise is within the ordinance guidelines. Gordon Noggle said every other street is wide, narrow, wide, narrow and it depends on what street you live on.
Department Reports: Kate Farmer presented her report to the council. CM Harris asked what date the $45,000 was transferred into the Police Department wages. Kate let him know it was either the Wednesday or Thursday after the council approved the budget amendment and said she could pull the exact date for him. He also asked if the paper upstairs had been cleaned up. She let him know that they just shredded about 20 boxes of paper that we no longer needed to keep per the state’s retention schedule. Mike Montgomery handed the council his report and let them know that they are taking the wiring and light poles out of the rodeo grounds. They will trench the electric line over to the well so there are not any overhead lines over the area. CM Kelley asked Mike to raise a water valve on West Wheatland. Matt Allred informed the council of the project specification maps for the street chip seal project. This will help make the streets as pristine as possible. They would like to address a gutter pan on Nebraska that holds water and alligators the asphalt on either side. Yardages and calculations are done, and it should be a good project. Chief McGuire reported that 180 calls for service have been reported in the last 22 days since he has taken over as Chief. Officer Smith will start on March 16th full time.
Mayor and Council Report: Mayor Paustain said spring is coming and the streets are going to get a little worse before they get better. With the thawing and freezing it will make some of the potholes bigger before the crew can get them patched.
Announcements: 3/4 – Guernsey Volunteer Fire Department Meeting, 3/17 – Town Council Meeting, 4/4 – Hub City Fools Run, 4/21-5/1 – Spring Clean Up
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 6:31 pm, seconded by CM Harris. A vote was taken, and the motion carried with 5 ayes.
Nicholas Paustian, Mayor
Kate Farmer, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 1848 published in the Guernsey Gazette, March 10, 2020.