Public Notice No. 2016
February 21, 2023
Town of Guernsey
Platte County, Wyoming
PRESENT: Mayor Delgado, CM Harris, CM Michaels, CM Wells. Absent: CM Augustyn.
STAFF: Diana Griffith, Chuck Porter, Jeff Thomas, Pam Hebbert, Sergeant Holt, Officer Chavez.
REGISTERING GUESTS: Rose Martinez, Anthony Martinez, Ada Pulos, Robert Case, Pam Case, Ron Green, Ellie Behrmann, Dana Sanborn.
CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Delgado called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.
AGENDA: CM Harris motioned to approve the agenda. CM Wells seconded. The motion carried.
MINUTES: CM Michaels motioned to approve the February 7, 2023, minutes, as presented. CM Harris seconded. The motion carried.
CONSIDERATION OF CLAIMS: Mayor Delgado presented the vouchers for approval. CM Wells motioned to approve the Considerations of Claims in the amount of $181,337.22, seconded by CM Harris. The motion carried. Vouchers follow in their entirety: Amazon Capital Services, $497.51; Bob Ruwart Motors, $73.15; Border States Industries, $707.10; Capital Business Systems, $507.54; Caselle, Inc., $618.00; Chemex Industries, $304.00; CNA Surety, $1,250.00; Energy Laboratories, $115.00; Fast Stop 1132, $235.00; Fat Boys Tire & Auto, $1,289.00; Guernsey Economic Development, $250.00; Guernsey Gazette, $1,372.44; John Deere Financial, $51.37; Kath Broadcasting, $180.00; Knife River, $271.43; L. L. Johnson Distributing, $191.70; One-Call of Wyoming, $25.00; O’Reilly Automotive, $763.15; Guernsey Petty Cash, $170.11; Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center, $174.00; Pitney Bowes Reserve Account, $150.00; Sam’s Club MC/SYNCB, $2,436.59; Simon Materials, $674.81; Stone Welding, $117.47; Stotz Equipment, $42.62; TDS Collection Services, $503.46; The Tire Shop, $849.12; Valley Motor Supply, $255.39; Verizon Wireless, $297.97; Vistabeam, $491.50; Wex Bank, $3,838.38; Wheatland REA, $62.99; Wyoming Municipal Power Agency, $95,886.38; Wyoming Retirement System, $225.00; Wyrulec, $1,636.48. Total Invoices, $116,513.66. Payroll, $25,379.06. Taxes/Benefits Payable, $39,444.50. TOTAL CLAIMS: $181,337.22.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Ada Pulos inquired about public availability of information from police reports. Dana Sanborn introduced herself to the council as Division Chief of Ambulance Services for Banner Health and provided an overview of the current services provided in the region. Diana Griffith thanked the council for their continued support of the mobile food pantry.
COMMUNITY/ORGANIZATION REPORTS: None
LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE PROPOSAL: CM Michaels motioned that the Town of Guernsey decline the law enforcement service proposal from the Platte County Sheriff’s Office, continue to maintain its own police department, and advertise for a police chief. CM Wells seconded. The motion carried.
WYOMING COMMUNITY GAS PROJECT DESIGNATION: CM Wells motioned that the Town designate a structure to house a cemetery directory as its 2023 Wyoming Community Gas project if the cost of the building and lighting fall within the $5,136 distribution to be received. CM Harris seconded. The motion carried.
SANITATION RATE/FUEL SURCHARGE REVIEW: CM Michaels motioned to keep the fuel surcharge for sanitation services at $2.99 per month per container for another three months. CM Harris seconded. The motion carried.
DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Diana Griffith reported that she inspected the Visitor Center recently and saw no issues. She thanked the council for remembering center employees at Christmas. Jeff Thomas reported maintenance activity at the fire hall. He and Shenna Thomas will travel to Buffalo for training in March. Chuck Porter is researching legislative parameters for the town in addressing the clean-up of properties. Pam Hebbert reported that two bids had been received for the landfill remediation project and DEQ was in the process of making an award.
MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORT: CM Wells thanked community members for their comments in the consideration of the law enforcement services proposal stating they were helpful in making a the decision. CM Michaels thanked the Public Works crew for their work unfreezing waterlines, plowing snow and preparing for the next storm. Mayor Delgado reported a tentative date of March 15 for the council to meet with the company proposing to build a meat packing plant. He also inquired about timelines to plan for fireworks this coming July 4th.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 6:44 pm CM Harris motioned that the council adjourn to an Executive Session for personnel. CM Wells seconded. The motion carried.
RE-CONVENE REGULAR SESSION: At 7:36 pm the council re-convened to regular session with no decisions made.
ADJOURNMENT: With no further business, CM Wells motioned that the meeting be adjourned, seconded by CM Michaels. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:36 pm.
Edward Delgado, Mayor
Pam Hebbert, Clerk/Treasurer
Public Notice No. 2016 published in the Guernsey Gazette on March 21, 2023.