July 7, 2020
Town of Guernsey
Platte County, Wyoming
Present: Mayor Paustian, CM Kelley, CM Whitworth, CM Harris
Excused: CM Augustyn
Staff: L. Bryant, K. Farmer, M. Allred, J. Michaels,
Guests: Del and Sandy Tinsley, Shawna Reichardt,
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 Whitworth moved to approve the agenda with changes to the order of items, seconded by CM Harris. A vote was taken, and the motion carried with 4 ayes.
Minutes: CM Harris moved to approve the regular minutes for June 16, 2020 and special minutes for June 30, 2020, seconded by CM Kelley. A vote was taken, and the motion carried with 4 ayes.
Consideration of Claims: Mayor Paustian presented the vouchers for approval. CM Whitworth moved to approve the Considerations of Claims in the amount of $184,614.48, seconded by CM Kelley. A vote was taken, and the motion carried with 4 ayes. Vouchers follow in entirety: Caselle, Inc – 570.00, Cash-Wa Distributing – 469.35, CenturyLink – 1126.49, Guernsey Gazette – 2637.16, Guernsey Super Foods – 224.36, Hawkins, Inc – 2721.60, Howshar Hardware – 419.33, Kant-FM – 352.00, Kath Broadcasting – 320.00, LL Johnson Distributing- 892.50, Mobius Communications – 40.00, Northwest Pipe Fittings, Inc – 50.80, TDS – 687.98, Torrington Beverage, Inc – 383.85, WAM – 1474.91, Wheatland REA – 38.76, Windbreak Cable – 54.94, Wright Express Fleet Services – 2374.38, Wyoming Municipal Power Association – 169776.07, Total Vouchers – $184,614.48
Camp Guernsey Connector – CM Harris moved to accept the notice of award for Rocky Mountain Sand & Gravel, LLC in the amount of $255,933.00 for the Camp Guernsey Connector, seconded by CM Whitworth. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Storm Drain Issue: Joe Michaels said that there is no drainage in the Haynes subdivision. There are a lot of issues in town where our storm drains cannot handle the large down pours. There are some storm drains at the river that do not have cages over them to prevent animals or people from entering it. The sanitary sewer took on storm water in the Haynes development and then goes to the lagoons and that should not be going to the lagoon.
Subdivision West of Guernsey – Del Tinsley: Kate Farmer asked about water and wastewater. They have drilled wells to test for water pressure and it is good. The wastewater is within the
Open Container Permit – Montgomery Reception: CM Harris moved to approve the open container permit for Mike Montgomery, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Open Container Permit – Orr Wedding: CM Harris moved to approve the open container permit for the Orr Wedding, seconded by CM Kelley. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Open Container Permit – FSB: CM Whitworth moved to approve the open container permit for First State Bank, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes.
Ordinance 2020-005 – Electric Rates 1st Reading: CM Whitworth moved to approve Ordinance 2020-005 Electric Rates on first reading, seconded by CM Harris. Vote taken and motion carried with 4 ayes. Ordinance follows in title only: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2019-05; ESTABLISHING RATES FOR ELECTRICAL SERVICE FOR THE TOWN OF GUERNSEY
Public Comment: Shawna Reichardt reported that the chamber will not do the pancake breakfast during fair week. The golf tournament is still on for September. Gretchen Borders is the new associate director and Oakley Reed will be her weekend office assistant. She has heard disgust about the rest areas being closed. BNSF closed their operations in Guernsey today.
Department Reports: Judge Conner turned in his report. The court had 57 cases filed, 32 carried over from June, disposed of 32 cases, and carried over 57 cases into July, for a total revenue of $3,480.00. Joe Michaels let the council know that WMPA will be meeting later this month for their annual meeting. Kate Farmer reported that the AUP for the police department has been started and the audit will start when she gets the fiscal year closed out.
Mayor and Council Report: Mayor Paustian said the 4th of July was nice, we missed the street dance because of COVID-19. We are working off our 2008 budget and cut an additional 20% off of that budget and raised Trail Ruts fees by 20%. There was a little miscommunication about the car show, but everything went well. Hub City did well with the slip and slide and there were kids everywhere. The parade was phenomenal, and everyone was very pleased with it. The clean up by the community was exceptional and thank you to everyone who cleaned up after the celebration.
Announcements: 7/10 – Playing with Fire – Movie in the Park @ Dusk, 7/23 – Todd Dreemer Band – Concert in the Park @ 7 pm, 7/30 – Farmer’s Market in Gordon Davis Park @ 4 pm, 7/31 - The Peanut Butter Falcon – Movie in the Park @ Dusk
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 6:27 pm, seconded by CM Harris. A vote was taken, and the motion carried with 5 ayes.
Attest: Nicholas Paustian, Mayor
Kate Farmer, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 1872 published in the Guernsey Gazette, July 14, 2020.