Public Notice No. 10629


A regular meeting of the Council for the Town of Wheatland, Platte County, and State of Wyoming was held at Town Hall on Monday, January 13, 2020 pursuant to the law.  

Mayor Graves called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  The following were present at roll call: Councilmen Madsen, Ashenhurst, Britz and Schindler.  Clerk/Treasurer Candy Wright and Attorney Doug Weaver were also present.  

Mayor Graves presented the agenda with the following additions:  Ruth and Justin Herdt were added along with a Proclamation for School Choice week.  Approval of the Financial Audit for Year-End June 30, 2019 was added to New Business.  Councilman Madsen motioned, seconded by Councilman Schindler, to accept the agenda as amended.  Motion passed 4-0.  

Mayor Graves presented the consent agenda.  Councilman Madsen motioned, seconded by Councilman Schindler, to accept the consent agenda as presented and place it on file.  Motion passed 4-0.  

December vouchers approved by Council are as follows:  Albertsons/Safeway 70.45, office supplies, Allbright, Lorraine 155.87, supplies, ALSCO 90.56, mat rentals, Amazing Monogramming 51.20, town logo, 79.96,  supplies, Anton Collins Mitchell LLP 2,000.00, Annual Audit, Ashenhurst, Thane 150.00, town council, Atlas Office Products 70.22, office supplies, Black Hills Energy 5,104.14, heat, Bloedorn Lumber 1,477.29, hardware supplies, Blue 360 Media LLC 149.73, traffic books, Bomgaars 626.84, supplies, Border States Electric Supply 1,457.16, electric supplies, Brandon Graves 750.00, town council, Britz William R 150.00, town council, Candy Wright 115.81, supplies/travel, Capital Business Systems Inc 648.09, copier usage, Capital Business Systems Inc 29.00, shop printer,  Carolina Software 200.00, support, Centurylink 382.62, phone, City of Torrington 10,864.80, sanitation disposal, CNA Surety 100.00, Mickelsen bond, Coast to Coast Solutions 285.66, PD supplies, Cochran, Clayton 73.99 safety, Contractors Material Inc 894.00, supplies, CRA Payment Center 1,626.08, tools/supplies, Crescent Electric 453.02, parts, Dana Kepner Co 105.00, water parts, Davis & Cannon LLP, 1,200.00, safety, Desert Mountain Corp, 8,351.80, supplies/parts, Drube’s Supply, 243.34, supplies, Electrical Systems Consultants, 7,775.67, scada upgrade/ GIS, Electro-Test Maintenance, 12,585.00, west sub maintenance, Energy Labs, 3,005.00, water/waste water testing, Engineering Associates, 1,958.49, wells engineering,  Exponential Engineering Company, 347.50,  electric engineering, Faris Machinery, 1,530.21, repair trash truck, Farmer Brothers Coffee, 154.90, coffee, Fired Up, 2,194.00, Fire supplies, First Bankcard, 1,593.94, supplies/Google/training/postage, First Bankcard, 1,225.53, school/travel/supplies/safety, First State Bank, 50,000.00, health claims, Floyd’s, 154.54, parts, Frenchman Valley COOP, 5,952.52, propane, Fusion Cloud Services LLC, 2,316.32, phone, Galls-Armark, 85.00, parts/supplies, Heimsoth, Travis 750.00, electrical inspector, Herdt, Ruth, 200.00, office cleaning, Hincklease 28,534.44, annual lease payment PD cars, Horton Fuels LLC 7,379.94, fuel, Ideal 176.59, coveralls, Inc 691.01, phone, John Deere Financial 900.85, materials/supplies, Kois Brothers Equipment 1,017.23, parts, KYCN Radio 200.00, advertising, L.N. Curtis & Sons 575.64, badges,  Lambert, Michale 200.00, cleaning shop, Laramie Fire Extinguisher Services 32.00, testing/rebuild, Laramie Peak Motors 153.34, repair, Lingo Communications 371.81, phone, Local Government Liability Pool 1,000.00, Hollingsworth Claim, Locke Trucking Co 394.68, parts, Madsen, Alan 150.00, town council, McElmurry, Jeanie 325.00, cleaning town hall, Meritain Health 35,789.73, health premiums, MHC Kenworth Cheyenne 581.26,  parts for semi, Motorola Solutions 6,944.28, annual maintenance, One Call of WY 222.50, 30 tickets, One Stop Safety Solutions 70.00, breath test, O’Reilly Automotive, 38.95, parts, P.C. Parks & Rec 57,565.41, reimbursement, Paul Reed Construction 387,165.34, airport runway, Quill Corp 348.41, office supplies, Radar Shop Inc 504.00, radar unit, Record Times & PC Merchant 1,330.84, advertising, Restoring Oaks Counseling 1,600.00, counseling, Schindler, Jamie, 150.00, town council, Sparkletts & Sierra Springs 48.04, water/cooler rental, State of WY 15,300.43, sales tax-utility, Steil Surveying Services 710.00, survey for electric dept, Stevenson, Terry, 200.00, emergency management, Stone Welding LLC 972.08, fabrication, Streets, Mark 500.00, fire inspector, Superior Excavating LLC 20,118.00, bridge repair at park, Symbol Arts, 95.00, supplies, TW Enterprises 826.74, generator services, TDS Collection Service Inc 1,894.80, C&D rolloff, Thrifty Foods 78.12, supplies, T-O Engineers 403,429.72, engineering airport, Town of Guernsey 2,117.76,  building inspector hours/mileage, Town Treasurer 33,035.85, move SPET funds, Travelers 49,119.00, commercial Insurance, USA Blue Book 207.75, parts, Valli Information Systems Inc 1,673.01, 2 months mailing, Verizon Wireless, 296.56, cellphone, WWQ&PCA 90.00, memberships, WESCO Receivables Corp 735.00, electric supplies, Wheatland Automotive 652.34, auto parts, Wheatland COOP Assn 110.00, supplies, Wheatland REA 3,651.24, electric purchased, WYDOT 397.14, engineering study, WY Dept of Agriculture 25.00, landfill scale license, Wyologic Inc 3,063.00, monthly service/computer, WY Machinery Co, 309.73, parts, WY Municipal Power 252,794.43, power bill, WY Retirement System 285.00, firemen retirement, WY Wireless Internet 285.00, pilots lounge/town hall, WY Workers Compensation 213.71,  firemen worker’s compensation,WY.COM 20.00, web design, Payroll $167,075.23 Total 1,624,628.18
Council heard a request from Robert Bullock, son of Carol Reed, for financial reimbursement for damage done to her basement from a sewer line backup.  The claim has been denied by LGLP

Councilman Madsen motioned, seconded by Councilman Britz, to adjourn into a public hearing.  Motion passed 4-0.  Mayor Graves presented a restaurant liquor license from GMRG ACQ 1, LLC.  Councilman Schindler motioned, seconded by Councilman Ashenhurst, to approve the Restaurant Liquor License.  Motion passed 4-0.  Mayor Graves adjourned the public hearing at 7:38 p.m.

Council requested Mr. Bullock provide additional quotes for the damage and instructed staff to resubmit the claim to LGLP.

Mayor Graves recognized Ruth and Justin Herdt for their time and effort in decorating downtown Wheatland for the holidays.  Mayor Graves proclaimed January 26-February 1, 2020 as School Choice week.

Bill Britz, on behalf of Britz & Co, requested a workshop to discuss the relocation of a sewer line which runs through their property.  Council requested Clerk Wright to contact Kim Rightmer of the Wyoming Business Council and to work with the Town’s engineer in estimating engineering costs for the project.    

NEW BUSINESS:  Councilman Schindler motioned, seconded by Councilman Madsen, to accept the By-Laws of the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Motion passed 4-0.  Councilman Madsen motioned, seconded by Councilman Schindler, to approve the reappointments of Phathom Holt, George Pile and Alan Kanwischer for three-year terms to the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Motion passed 4-0.

Councilman Ashenhurst motioned, second by Councilman Britz, to approve First State Bank, Rolling Hills Bank, and Platte Valley Bank as the Town’s depositories.  Motion passed 4-0.  Councilman Schindler motioned, seconded by Councilman Madsen, to approve the Platte County Record Times as the newspaper of record.  Motion passed 4-0.  

Councilman Schindler motioned, seconded by Councilman Britz, to approve Resolution 1-2020 A Resolution to Establish Compliance with W.S. 24-2-111 and Request Monies from the Department of Transportation for Maintenance on State Highways within our Corporate Boundaries.  Motion passed 4-0.  

Mayor Graves presented Ordinance 824 An Ordinance Amending Ordinance #790 Establishing Rates for Electrical Service for the Town of Wheatland.  Councilman Schindler motioned, seconded by Councilman Britz to approved Ordinance 824 as presented.  Discussion was held and a change was made to the residential service fee.  Mayor Graves called for the question.  Motion passed 3-1 with a no vote by Councilman Ashenhurst.

Councilman Ashenhurst motioned, seconded by Councilman Britz, to approve the Financial Audit for Year-End June 30, 2019.  Council thanked staff for a clean audit with no discrepancies.  Motion passed 4-0.  

Councilman Ashenhurst motioned, seconded by Councilman Britz, to move into Executive Session at 8:10 p.m. for the purpose of discussion on matters concerning potential litigation. Motion passed 4-0.

Council adjourned out of Executive Session at 9:13 p.m.  Mayor Graves directed T-O Engineers to meet with Paul Reed Construction and to provide Clerk Wright with an addendum to their contract which will be presented at the February meeting.

With nothing further to come before the Council the meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.  

Attest:                        Brandon Graves, Mayor                Candy Wright, Clerk/Treasurer

Public Notice No. 10629. To be published in the Platte County Record - Times January 29, 2020.