July 19, 2022
Town of Guernsey
Platte County, Wyoming
PRESENT: Mayor Paustian, CM Delgado, CM Harris, CM Kelley. Absent: CM Augustyn.
STAFF: C. Porter, L. Ballard, M. Fronapfel, J. Thomas, P. Hebbert.
REGISTERING GUESTS: R. Martinez, P. Russell, P. Wells, J. Michaels.
CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Paustian called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. Attendees joined in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Paustian welcomed and thanked the assembly for attending.
AGENDA: CM Kelley moved to approve the agenda. CM Harris seconded. The motion carried.
MINUTES: CM Harris moved to approve the minutes for the Special Meeting on June 28, 2022, and the Regular Meeting on July 5, 2022. CM Kelley seconded. The motion carried.
CONSIDERATION OF CLAIMS: Mayor Paustian presented the vouchers for approval. CM Kelley moved to approve the Considerations of Claims in the amount of $458,140.59, seconded by CM Harris. The motion carried. Vouchers follow in their entirety: A&M Electric, $1,102.76; Bob Ruwart Motors, $1,500.00; Capital Business Systems, $370.03; Caselle, $618.00; CenturyLink, $1,189.33; Charlie’s Repair, $270.00; Cowboy Supply, $941.84; CPS Distributors, $403.91; Dana Kepner Company, $544.00; Dominguez Plumbing, $300.00; Robbin Eckhardt, $150.00; Guernsey Community Food Pantry, $2,800.00; Guernsey Gazette, $936.80; Guernsey Public Library, $4,800.00; Guernsey Senior Center, $8,000.00; Guernsey Super Foods, $122.99; Hawkins, $4,060.83; Charles Holt, $26.70; Howshar Hardware, $783.12; John Deere Financial, $21,793.62; L L Johnson Distributing, $103.01; Masek Golf Car Company, $16,531.26; Mobius Communication, $480.00; One-Call of Wyoming, $15.75; Pam Hebbert, Petty Cash, $127.23; Project Safe, $2,400.00; Rose Brothers, $9,650.00; Sam’s Club/SYNCB, $2,763.96; Sarah Mosley, $265.00; Kathy Sierra, $39.38; TDS Collection Services, $15,853.53; Team Laboratory Chemical, $897.50; Town of Guernsey/Cemetery Perpetual Fund, $4.00; Tri-City Parks and Recreation, $10,984.00; TYMCO International, $37,292.44; Valley Motor Supply, $39.40; Verizon Wireless, $376.50; Vistabeam, $491.50; W S Darley, $119.45; WAM, $1,504.00; WAMCAT, $75.00; Westco, -$404.35; Western Research & Development, $99,355.45; WEX Bank, $5,171.83; Wheatland REA, $38.76; Wyoming Child & Family, $9,600.00; WMPA, $92,680.23; Wyoming Public Health Laboratory, $56.00; Wyoming Retirement System, $225.00; WYOPOTS, $498.60; Wyrulec, $472.55. Total Invoices, $358,420.91. Payroll, $46,687.66. Taxes/Benefits Payable, $53,032.02. TOTAL CLAIMS: $458,140.59.
COMMUNITY/ORGANIZATION REPORTS: C. Bartel outlined upcoming events for Camp Guernsey including the August 6th Open House and anticipated Emigrant Hill Road closures. B. Spungin encouraged residents to attend the July 20 Meet & Greet with election candidates.
DEPARTMENT REPORTS: C. Porter provided and read a written report to the Council outlining code, zoning and project activity he has undertaken. L. Ballard reported for the golf course. Mayor Paustian said he has received favorable comments about the course conditions. M. Fronapfel reported that Public Works is trimming trees out of power lines. Research is taking place regarding tanks options to store and provide fuel for town vehicles. Mayor Paustian read the June Municipal Court report from Judge W. Conner. J. Michaels reported the WMPA Summer Meeting with Basin is later in the week. P. Hebbert provided information about SRF and ARPA funding options available for the landfill remediation project. Chief Thomas provided information about bids received for the tanker rims and tires. CM Delgado motioned to accept the bid from Charlie’s Repair. CM Kelley seconded. The motion carried.
SPECIAL LIQUOR PERMIT: CM Delgado motioned to approve the Catering Permit submitted by Ben’s Bar for July 29, 2022. CM Harris seconded. The motion carried.
SEPTIC TANK SERVICE PROPOSALS: The Council reviewed bids received to pump the golf course septic tank. CM Delgado motioned to award the contract to 307 Field Services. CM Harris seconded. The motion carried.
MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORT: Mayor Paustian reported for CM Augustyn. A BNSF unit schedules travel to perform maintenance of BNSF properties in the state. Weed concerns for the property here should be addressed by July 21st. He is working to procure bids for the dog park project. Cemetery entrance bids were discussed. CM Delgado motioned to award the contract to Brad Cook. CM Harris seconded. The motion carried. Mayor Paustian reported that Banner Health expects to receive the ambulance contract back from their attorney soon.
PUBLIC COMMENT: P. Russell thanked Public Works for their maintenance along the slough and river paths. She inquired about the plan for pet waste at the dog park. J. Michaels brought attention to a damaged sign post on Highway 26 in front of Family Dollar. S. Cook thanked the community for their support of the 2nd Annual Raft Build-Off in honor of their granddaughter and expressed gratitude to the Frederick family for allowing the use of Madison Beach. P. Wells inquired about the status of communication with owners of selected blighted properties and unlicensed vehicles parked on streets. R. Martinez thanked Public Works for their hard work hanging the sign and with the landscaping at the Visitor Center.
ADJOURNMENT: With no further business, CM Harris motioned that the meeting be adjourned, seconded by CM Kelley. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:02 pm.
Nicholas Paustian, Mayor
Pam Hebbert, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 1995 published in the Guernsey Gazette on August 9, 2022.