City Council Proceedings
July 6, 2020
The governing body of the City of Powell met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on July 6, 2020 in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Mayor Wetzel called the meeting to order and the following were present: Mayor John Wetzel via Zoom, Council Members Jim Hillberry, Tim Sapp, Scott Mangold, Floyd Young, Lesli Spencer and Steven Lensegrav. City Officials: City Administrator Zack Thorington, City Clerk Tiffany Brando, City Attorney Sandee Kitchen, Director of Public Works Ben Hubbard and Police Chief Roy Eckerdt. Approval of Agenda: Councilman Young moved to approve the agenda as presented, seconded by Councilman Sapp, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Approval of June 15, 2020 minutes: Councilman Hillberry moved to approve all minutes as presented, seconded by Councilwoman Spencer, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Bills and Claims: Mayor Wetzel abstained #48 and Councilman Young #68. Councilman Lensegrav made a motion the bills be allowed and authorize the Treasurer to draw warrants for payment of the same, seconded by Councilman Young, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED.
PUBLIC HEARING: Consider the Sale of Property Located at 1030 Washington Street, Powell, Wyoming (Gluten Free Oats Facility) – Attorney Kitchen opened the hearing at 6:02 p.m. Administrator Thorington outlined the proposed agreement for sale of the property of $742,500 contingent on financing. Seaton Smith thanked the City for working with GFO on this project from the beginning. Councilman Mangold inquired about the financing and Mr. Smith stated they would like to have an approved agreement before going through the finance process. No further comments, hearing closed 6:07 p.m. Proposed Purchase Sale Agreement Gluten Free Oats Facility: Administrator Thorington asked for approval contingent on financing approved, closing before Dec. 31, 2020 and reimbursement of appraisal in amount of $2500. Councilman Mangold moved to approve and authorize signatures of the agreement with the stated contingencies, seconded by Councilwoman Spencer, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED.
Catering permits for the K-Bar Aug. 1st at the Fairgrounds. Councilwoman Spencer moved to approve, seconded by Councilman Hillberry, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Request Waiver of Fees Powell Economic Partnership park reservation Aug. 4th at Washington Park. Councilman Young moved to approve, seconded by Councilman Sapp, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Request Variance Rooster in city limits. Seth Carter and son Titus are requesting a variance to have a rooster at their address in city limits. Titus has a neighbor agreement signed by all adjacent neighbors. Attorney Kitchen stated that the chicken process does not allow for a variance and if the council wishes to allow roosters they would need to amend their ordinance. Councilman Hillberry stated if the ordinance is changed they could get a lot of roosters in town and is not in favor of that, Councilman Lensegrav agrees. Chief Eckerdt addressed raising chickens in town and potential issues. Council thanked Titus for bringing this to Council. No action taken.
Malt Beverage Permit July 25th at the Fairgrounds for the Fair Advisory Board. Councilman Hillberry moved to approve, seconded by Councilwoman Spencer, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Fireworks request July 25th at 655 E 5th St Fair Advisory Board. Tiffany Brando representing the Fair Board spoke on the event to conclude an open air concert and Market Livestock Show and Sale. Councilwoman Spencer moved to approve, seconded by Councilman Young, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED.
Request for Patio Permit Sage Brews, Wines & Spirits: Yulia Martsul and Dave Strike spoke on requesting the permit and would like to start working on the patio area at 238 South Douglas. Items requested in the permit for time restrictions and persons under 21 years of age are addressed in City Code and staff can help. Chief Eckerdt addressed stance of Healthy Park County. Councilman Lensegrav made a motion to approve patio permit for Sage Brews Wines & Spirits, seconded by Councilman Mangold, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED.
Committee updates: Councilman Young recycle board and Councilwoman Spencer PEP board. Parade July 25th PEP/Chamber: Rebekah Burns, Executive Director of PEP spoke regarding parades and the current health orders and would like to put on a Parade on July 25th but PEP does not want to be liable. They are asking the City to sponsor the parade in lieu of the Fair Parade cancelled. Councilman Hillberry addressed concern on City being liable and is opposed to sponsor. Further discussion on other types of insurance PEP could get to covered COVID-19. Administrator Thorington stated the cities liability would not cover COVID-19 and they recommend signage. The City has not sponsored parades. Councilman Hillberry moved to deny the request to sponsor a parade, seconded by Councilman Young. AYE Hillberry, Young, Sapp and Lensegrav, NAY Spencer, Mangold and Wetzel, MOTION CARRIED.
Resolution No. 10, 2020: A Resolution Approving Proposition to Impose a Four Percent (4%) Lodging Tax in Park County, State of Wyoming, Said Proposition to be Placed on the General Election Ballot on November 3, 2020. Councilwoman Spencer moved to approve, seconded by Councilman Lensegrav, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Resolution No. 11, 2020: A Resolution Authorizing Submission of a Coronavirus Relief Grant Application to the State Loan and Investment Board on Behalf of the Governing Body for the City of Powell, Wyoming. City Administrator Thorington explained the City’s expenditures to submit. Mayor Wetzel asked if they could submit again and at this time it is allowed. Councilman Hillberry moved to approve and authorize signatures, seconded by Councilman Sapp, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Certification Statement of Coronavirus Relief Grant Program, goes with Resolution 11, 2020. Councilman Lensegrav moved to approve and authorize signatures, seconded by Councilwoman Spencer, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED.
Agreement Powell Swim Club addressed by Administrator Thorington of updated terms. Councilman Young moved to approve and authorize signatures, seconded by Councilman Hillberry, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Emergency Insect Management Program Grant Agreement addressed by Administrator Thorington for approval. Councilman Lensegrav moved to approve and authorize signatures, seconded by Councilwoman Spencer, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Bid Award Sanitation Refuse Truck: one qualified bidder Floyd’s Truck Center for $251,897 with trade. Administrator Thorington stated the low trade in price puts it over budget of $250,000. Councilman Young moved to approve and authorize signatures, seconded by Councilman Mangold, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Bid Award Westside Tennis Court Resurfacing: one qualified bidder Koch’s Tennis Court Service $29,970 contingent $7800 additional if needs extra resurfacer. Administrator Thorington gave update on project and total budget $60K. Councilman Lensegrav moved to approve and authorize signatures, seconded by Councilwoman Spencer, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED.
There being no further business to be considered at this meeting, Councilwoman Spencer moved to adjourn, seconded by Councilman Hillberry unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Mayor Wetzel adjourned the regular meeting at 7:09 p.m.
/s/ John F. Wetzel
/s/ Tiffany Brando
Publ., Thurs., July 16, 2020
PAYROLL CLAIMS 1 AFLAC Dependent Childcare $516.66 Payroll Deductions
2 AFLAC Insurance Premiums $2,194.32 Payroll Deductions
3 AFLAC Unreimbursed Medical $4,360.58 Payroll Deductions
4 Internal Revenue Service $75,225.63 FICA 5 Great West Retirement Service $5,732.19 Deferred Compensation 6 Workers Compensation $25,170.72 Worker’s Compensation 7 Wyoming Retirement System $50,181.09 Retirement Contribution
11 Health Benefit Plan $99,500.00 Plan Benefit TOTAL PAYROLL RELATED: $262,881.19 TOTAL PAID WAGES IN JUNE 2020 $258,442.80
1 2M Company Parks $1,027.59 Irrigation Supplies
2 360 Office Solutions Various 284.51 Copy Machine Fees, Disinfectant Wipes
3 Absaroka Door Administration 118.14 Plexiglass
4 Aldrich’s Various 501.08 Felt, Paint, Primer, Couplers, Cleaner, Lumber
5 Alsco Various 218.32 Mat Cleaning & Deodorizers
6 Applied Concepts Inc Police 220.00 Repair Radar on Unit 9-9 7 AT&T Mobility Administration 132.16 Monthly Cell Phone Charges
8 BearCom Police 15,461.03 Upfit Fees New Durango
9 Big Horn COOP Marketing Assoc. Parks 119.22 Grass Seed, Roundup & Chain for Chain Saw
10 Big Horn Horticultural Services, Inc. Sanitation 2,385.00 Mosquito Control at Lagoon
11 Big Valley Bearing & Supply Sanitation 4.97 Glad Hand
12 Blair’s Market Shop 31.35 Hand Sanitizer, Concession Supplies & Soap
13 Bloedorn Lumber Shop 63.42 Corrugated Steel
14 Border States Electric Supply Elec,Wtr 496.89 Adhesive, Power Supply, Pin & Square
15 Bradford Supply Company Parks 132.36 Couplers, PVC Glue & Irrigation Supplies 16 Carquest Shop 350.77 Filters 17 Casper Star - Tribune Airport 1,243.96 Invitation to Bid Ad for Improvements
18 Charter Communications Police 7.43 Monthly Cable TV Fees
19 City of Powell/Petty Cash Account Admin,Fin 24.24 Napkins, Pens, File Tabs & Postage Fees
20 City of Powell/Utilities Various 25,981.52 Monthly Utility Bills
21 Energy Laboratories, Inc WstWtr 476.00 Waste Water Testing
22 Engineering Associates Inspection 1,901.64 CARES funding & 12-Plex Site Review
23 Fastenal Various 132.23 Gloves, Batteries, Nuts, Bolts & Washers
24 Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. #2697 Water 1,277.55 1 1/2” Water Meter
25 Fremont Motor Powell Police 3.44 Visor Clips
26 Fry Gravel & Excavation Inc Parks 396.00 Sand
27 G & L Water Services Streets 8,685.18 1” Base (1,017 Ton)
28 Garland Light & Power Electric 465.00 3 Hours Help with Outage
29 General Distributing Co Aquatics 1,240.79 CO2 & Tank Rental Fees 30 Hartford, The Various 1,407.12 Monthly LTD Benefit
31 Heart Mountain Farm Supply Parks 25.00 Kubota Labels 32 Inberg Miller Engineers Sani 11,300.00 Transfer Station DEQ Permit
33 Intermountain Sweeper Company Streets 1,149.57 Gutter Broom Parts
34 John Deere Financial Various 903.07 Misc. Purchases for Various Departments
35 Joy of Creative Stitchery, The Police 68.00 Sewing Services 36 Leisure In Montana Aquatics 1,810.02 600 Bs Pulsar Briquettes
37 Microsoft Various 59.21 Monthly Backup Azure
38 Mountain West Computer Various 819.20 Batteries, Paper, Office Supplies, Ink & Coffee
39 Napa Auto Parts Various 488.26 Filters, Air Compressor, Fittings, Switches,
Lights & Tire Plug
40 Norco Inc Parks 263.84 Hand Soap & Toilet Tissue 41 Northwest Rural Water District Arprt,WWat 374.40 Monthly Water Bill
42 O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Various 80.39 Heat Gun, Antifreeze & P/S Cap for Unit 9-17
43 Office Shop, The Police 43.62 Copy Machine Fees
44 Park County Landfills Electric 25.16 Dispose Poles
45 Park Cty Weed & Pest Control Dist. Sani,Wtr 2,131.06 Weed Spray, Herbicide, Dye, Activator, Annual
46 Pete De Haan Electronics Electric 898.20 Radio Installation Bucket Truck
47 Powell Ace Hardware, LLC Various 581.33 Misc. Purchases for Various Departments
48 Powell Tribune Parks 50.00 Annual Subscription
49 Production Machine Company Prks,Shp 115.72 Tubing, Hose, Fittings & Steel
50 Quality Asphalt Paving Pks,Strts 17,154.00 Paving of Tennis Courts & Patch Work
51 Quality Propane Service, Inc. Sanitation 23.20 Propane Mosquito Trap 52 Rimrock Tire Prks,Sani 627.45 Recaps, Mounts, Flat Repair & Mower Tires 53 Rocky Mountain Power WstWtr 25.65 Electric Bill for Rd 6 Pump 54 Rovenna Signs & Design Police 578.00 New Patrol Car Graphics 55 Saber Pest Control, LLC. Aquatics 100.00 June Pest Control Fees
56 Sanders Plumbing & Heating, Inc Various 572.62 Repair HW Heater, Showers, Exp. Tank &
57 Sherwin Williams Streets 4,561.35 Streets Paint
58 Simplot Growers Solutions Sani 147.31 Weed Control at Snow Removal Lot 59 Syn-Tech Systems Inc. Airport 1,675.00 Annual Fuelmaster Maintenance Agreement 60 TCT Various 1,034.56 Phone, Fax, Internet & TV Charges
61 US. Foods Aquatics 931.72 Masks, bags, Soap, Towels & Conc. Sup.
62 Visa Various 3,589.00 Misc. Purchases for Various Departments
63 WAMCAT Admin,Fin 130.00 Membership Dues T Brando & K Nelson
64 Warren Transport Sani 11,774.07 Trash Hauling Fees
65 Williams Inland Distributors Aquatics 323.28 Ice-Cream for Concessions 66 Windshield Doctor Admin 50.00 Rock Chip City Travel Car
67 Yellowstone Motors Police 28.86 9-10 Window Switch
68 Young, Floyd Council 31.63 Mileage YCAN Meeting Greybull Total Claims: $129,332.66
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