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Updated: 4 hours ago / Posted Sep 20, 2023
UNAPPROVED RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS FOR THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE
TOWN OF WHEATLAND A regular meeting of the Council for the Town of Wheatland, Platte County, and State of Wyoming was held on Monday, August 14, 2023, pursuant to the law.
Mayor Graves called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The following were present at roll call: Councilman Montoya, Madsen, and Allison. Clerk/Treasurer Candy Wright and Attorney Doug Weaver were also present. Mayor Graves presented the agenda with changes to Unfinished Business un-tabling Ordnance 841. Councilman Madsen motioned, seconded by Councilman Montoya, to accept the agenda with noted changes. Motion passed 3-0. Councilman Montoya motioned, seconded by Councilman Madsen, to accept the consent agenda and place it on file. Motion passed 3-0. July vouchers approved by Council are as follows: Allison, William, 300.00, council meeting, Alsco,120.80, Mat Rentals, Amped Electrical Solutions LLC, 7,962.67, Electrical work, APT US&C, 259.00, membership, Ardurra, 14,600.26, airport engineering, AT&T Mobility, 259.44, wireless services, Big D Services,1,125.00, code compliance, Black Hills Energy, 580.00, Heating, Bloedorn Lumber, 196.71, supplies, Blue 360 Media LLC, 174.59, WY criminal and traffic law books, Bob Ruwart Motors, 81.74, oil, Bomgaars, 855.65, Supplies, Border States Industries, Inc, 4,784.04, electrical supplies, Brown Company, 35,298.00, Polaris Ranger, Capital Business System Inc., 592.97, copiers, Casper Animal Medical Center,198.84, K9, CenturyLink, 459.34, Phone Services, Children’s Advocacy Project, 2,250.00, forensic interviewing services, City of Torrington, 45,502.60, sanitation disposal, Civil Air Patrol Magazine, 105.00, Advertising, Civil Engineering Professional, Inc., 12,267.50, engineering, CLACO Equipment & Service Inc, projector for theater, Code Publishing Company, 150.50, municipal code update, Contractors Materials Inc, 167.56, red paint, Crescent Electric, 377.57, electric supplies, Crystal Ice Co,77.50, shop ice, Custom Products Corporation, 1,037.46,10 road closed signs, Dana Kepner Co, 2,631.00, meter pit cover, DBC Irrigation Supply, 749.68, sprinkler parts, Decker Glass, 273.04,Windshield Replacement, Department of Revenue,93.96, assessment for fiscal year, Department of Treasury, 220.41, federal excise tax, Energy Labs Inc.,2,449.00,water testing, Engineering Associates, 8,878.17, Engineering 16th street, Engineering Associates, 2,747.80, Engineering water line, Fat Boys Tire & Repair,219.47, tire repair, Ferguson Waterworks, 222.54, Water supplies, First Bankcard, 3,817.75, Schooling, computer, Travel supplies, First Bankcard, 5,712.20, Water supplies, First State Bank, 20,000.00, Health claims, First State Bank, 15,000.00, Health claims, First State Bank,15,000.00, Health Claims, First State Bank, 40,671.19, pay off Street Sweeper, GoTo Communications, 566.82, phones, Graves, Brandon,750.00, council meetings, Hawkins Inc, 519.51, EJO Ejector, Herdt, Ruth, 200.00, office cleaning, Horton Fuels LLC, 12,509.37, gas & diesel, Ideal, 142.11, coveralls, Kaufman, Joshua,300.00, council meeting, KYCN Radio, 200.00, advertisement, Lambert, Michale, 200.00, Shop Cleaning, Laramie Peak Motors, 2,303.70, truck installations, Laramie Peak Museum,1,000.00,Utilities, LexisNexis/ Matthew Bender Inc, 428.62, WY statutes, Lingo Communications, 250.92, Phones, Long’s Tree Spraying, LLC, 6,615.00, tree spraying, Madsen, Alan, 300.00, council meeting, Martin, Walter,150.00, code compliance, McElmurry, Jeanie, 325.00, Cleaning Town Hall, Montoya, Anthony, 300.00, council meetings, Motorola Solutions, 5,115.00, radio warranty, Mountain West Technologies,172.66, internet, One Call of Wyoming, 117.76, one call tickets, One Stop Safety Solutions, 85.00, pre employment drug screen, O’Reilly Automotive Inc,70.94,PD Vehicle Maintenance, Otte, Brad,69.90, PD supplies reimbursement, P.C. Main Street,3,250.00,downtown flower pot, PCED,19,000.00, membership, Peterbilt of Wyoming, 128.24, sensor, Platte County Asphalt, 185,010.95, Asphalt, Productivity Plus,1,064.71, supplies, Quill Corporation,1,664.85, office supplies, Record Times & PC Merchant, 3,043.64, advertisement, Rising, Zane,125.00, physical for CDL, Rocky Mountain Info Network, 50.00, Membership, Rolling Hills,147,322.40, trash truck, Services for Seniors, 6,000.00, public transit, Sherard, Sherard, Artery & Johnson, 21,484.26, attorney fees, Simply Creative,55.00,congratulations flowers, Southeast Wyoming Weed Control, 21,242.68, weed control, Southpaw K9 LLC,300.00,Narcotic K-9 Certification, State of Wyoming, 16,435.83, Utility Sales Tax, State of Wyoming,286.26,refund payment for, Stitches & Ink, 50.00, Embroidery on shirts, Stone Welding LLC,43,740.12,little league fields, Superior Contracting LLC,9,100.00,Symbiosa,1,995.00, mapping, T & R Electric Supply Co.,7,978.00,5, 25 kva single phase, T.C. Edwards,98.00,diagnostic fee, TDS Collection Service Inc., 5,120.40, rolloff c&d, Terminix,701.00, annual pest payment, The Pie Tin Bakery and Catering, 100.00, retirement cake, Thrifty Foods, 235.72, office supplies, Trihydro Corporation, 2,640.58, Engineering, Valli Information System INC, 1,122.06, mailing of bills, Verizon Wireless, 332.61, Cell Phone, Virginia Transformer Corp, 213,720.00, Transformer, Wheatland Ace Hardware, 350.60, supplies, Wheatland Ace Hardware, LLC,346.86, supplies, Wheatland Automotive, 2,751.01,vehicle maintenance, Wheatland Car Wash,829.25,5 GL pressure washer soap, Wheatland co-op assn,25.99,permectrin ii, Wheatland fire department Foundation, 70.26, interstate gas, Wheatland Garage Door LLC,2,928.72, Commercial Door Repair, Wheatland R.E.A., 9,267.92, Electric, Wilson, Patrick,27.62,refund credit, WYDOT,941.05,16th street, WyoLogic Inc.,2,766.25,it services, Wyoming Assn of Municipalities,4,900.00,2024 WAM membership due, Wyoming Machinery Co,14,732.50,MHE hammer h65s, bit auger, Wyoming Municipal Power, 281,455.08,power bill, Wyoming Retirement System,375.00,firemens retirement, Wyoming Workers Compensation,870.37,fire workers comp, Capital- Wheatland Garage Door, 3,901.26 Fire Dept. Door Repair, Total Payroll, $202,167.87, Total Vouchers $1,524,315.12. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Tracy de Ryk with Platte County Economic and Development spoke on economic health and development trends. Tracy gave an update on Pennies for Platte County. Tracy also presented a sewer claim from May 2023. Councilman Montoya motioned, seconded by Councilman Allison, to approve reimbursing Platte County Economic and Development for the sewer claim in the amount of $420.33. Motion Passed 3-0. Jordan Ham with Wyologic Inc. spoke to the council about communication problems with the clerk. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Councilman Madsen motioned, seconded by Councilman Montoya, to accept the Police Department’s FTO policy as presented and directed the Chief to work with the payroll department to track the time. Motion pass 3-0. Councilman Madsen motioned, seconded by Councilman Montoya, to un-table Ordinance 841. Motion passed 3-0. Councilman Madson motioned, seconded by Councilman Allison to approve Ordinance 841 on third and final reading with noted changes and the addition of #9. Motion Passed 3-0. ORDINANCE No. 841 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE #763 PERTAINING TO WATER RATES AND FEES FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL USERS IN THE TOWN OF WHEATLAND BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WHEATLAND, WYOMING THAT ORDINANCE NO. 763 IS HEREBY AMENDED IN WHOLE AS FOLLOWS: Definitions: The following words and phrases shall have the meaning respectively ascribed to them by this section: 1. Residential – Water services for all properties that are used exclusively for living purposes and their outbuildings, with exception to outbuildings or homes which are master metered or are being used for business purposes. 2. Commercial – Water services for non-residential property and master metered properties in which the property is used for providing a business or service. This shall include a water service provided to a residential property that provides business or services. 3.Large Commercial – Water services for non-residential property or master metered property in which the property is used for providing a business or service and which requires an electrical service greater than 200 amps. 4. Bulk Water shall mean water which is obtained from the Town’s water system and is transported from one location to another. In the event a dispute arises about the type of customer, the town council shall determine, by a majority vote, whether a place is residential, commercial, or large commercial after receiving information from all interested parties. Each water user shall pay to the Town the following monthly rates and fees effective October 1, 2023: 1. Residential Water Rates and Fees: Service Fee $2.50 per month First 10,000 gallons or any portion thereof $30.00 10,001- 20,000 gallons $0.70 per thousand 20,001- 40,000 gallons $0.97 per thousand 40,001- 50,000 gallons $1.52 per thousand 50,001- 200,000 gallons $2.20 per thousand 200,001- 700,000 gallons $2.98 per thousand 700,001- 1,000,000 gallons $3.38 per thousand 1,000,001+ gallons $3.80 per thousand 2. Commercial Water Rates and Fees: Service Fee $5.00 per month First 2,000 gallons or any portion thereof $30.00 Anything over 2,001gallons $1.10 per thousand 3. Large Commercial Rates and Fees: Service Fee $7.50 per month First 10,000 gallons or any portion thereof $30.00 Anything over 10,001 gallons $1.30 per thousand 4. Consumers having a separate meter for sprinkler systems (lawn and garden) shall be charged at residential rates for water used. 5. Water services outside Town limits shall pay one and one-half (1 1/2) times the household or commercial rates for water users residing within the Town limits as stated in Wheatland Municipal Code 13.15.10. 6. Requests for water meters to be turned off (or on) during regular business hours shall be charged a $25.00 fee per call (off and then back on is considered one call). 7. Seasonal sprinkler or household (snowbird) meters which are turned on for the season shall be charged a $25.00 fee per call (on and then back off is one call). 8. Bulk water purchases shall be charged $25.00 per thousand gallons plus a $150.00 service fee. 9.Any unauthorized use of a water hydrant will be subject to a $750 fine. This ordinance shall become effective on the 1st day of October 2023. S/N: Mayor Brandon Graves Attest: S/N: Clerk/Treasurer Candy Wright NEW BUSINESS: Councilman Allison motioned, seconded by Councilman Montoya, to approve Resolution # 11-2023 A resolution in support of an application for a level III construction project for the Black Mountain water storage tank. Motion passed 3-0. Councilman Allison motioned, seconded by Councilman Montoya, to accept the change order with Barr Engineering on the South Street Underground Phase II Project. Motion passed 3-0. Councilman Montoya motioned, seconded by Councilman Allision to adjourned into Executive Session for litigation purposes on the Airport at 8:10pm. The Council adjourned out of Executive Session at 8:50 pm. No action was taken. Councilman Madsen motioned, seconded by Councilman Montoya, to approve the settlement agreement on the airport litigation and authorize a payment of $175,000. Motion passed 3-0. The Council agreed that the 16th Street Project, including the drainage, will proceed as originally engineered. Any additional work, including engineering beyond the original scope of work, will be on the Property Owners of Record Requesting any such changes. With nothing further to come before the Council the meeting adjourned 9:00 p.m. Mayor Brandon Graves Attest: S/N: Clerk/Treasurer Candy Wright
Public Notice No. 11504. To be published in the Platte County Record-Times – August 30, 2023.
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