The Buffalo City Council met in Regular Session in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Present were Mayor Schrader, Councilman Madsen, Councilman Haskins, Councilman Hart and Councilman Lawrence. Mayor Schrader called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Councilman Haskins moved to approve the agenda. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Hart moved to approve the March 3, 2020 regular meeting minutes. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
Michelle Jones, Lobban Street Music, presented a request for street closures on East Fetterman and designated open container areas in Crazy Woman Square for Saturdays in the Square events scheduled for 6/20, 7/11, 7/25 & 8/15 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jones explained live music had been booked for the scheduled Saturdays and alcohol permits would be obtained through City Hall. Councilman Lawrence moved to approve the Fetterman Street closures for 6/20, 7/11, 7/25 & 8/15 from 5 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Councilman Madsen seconded. Councilman Madsen moved to approve the requests for designated open container areas for Crazy Woman Square and the closed street. Councilman Lawrence seconded. Motion carried.
A Public Hearing was held for a liquor license transfer from Stewart Investments LLC d/b/a City Liquor to Eaglecav, LLC d/b/a Reese & Ray’s IGA located at 490 Fort Street. There being no public comment Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
A Public Hearing was held for a liquor license transfer of location for Eaglecav, LLC d/b/a Reese & Ray’s IGA located at 490 W Fort to 440 W Fort. There being no public comment Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
A Public Hearing was held for the annexation of the Buffalo Business Park Addition to the City of Buffalo. Miles Rives stated a power pole had been installed in the business park area which needed to be better secured for erosion as it was at risk of falling over. Rives also explained the fence on his property adjacent to the business park had been damaged with the installation of the power line. Rives expressed concern with runoff through the business park and futures demands that would be placed on neighboring landowners. Jackie Benton also voiced concern with runoff through the business park. Mayor Schrader advised that the City Attorney, contract engineer and the City would meet to discuss the concerns. There being no further public comment Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
Councilman Hart moved to approve Ordinance #1403 – An ordinance providing for the annexation of 94 US Hwy 16 East to the Town of the City of Buffalo, Wyoming on second reading. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
A liquor license transfer from Stewart Investments LLC d/b/a City Liquor to Eaglecav, LLC d/b/a Reese & Ray’s IGA located at 490 Fort Street was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Hart moved to approve the liquor license transfer. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
A liquor license transfer of location by Eaglecav, LLC d/b/a Reese & Ray’s IGA from 490 Fort Street to 440 Fort Street was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Hart moved to approve the liquor license transfer of location. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
Ordinance #1404 – An ordinance providing for the Buffalo Business Park Addition to the Town of the City of Buffalo, Wyoming was presented for Council consideration on first reading. Councilman Hart moved to approve Ordinance #1404 on first reading. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Dave Guyton, DJ’s Liquor Store Manager, presented a written operation plan for responsible alcohol sales as requested by Council after three failed alcohol compliance checks in a fourteen (14) month period. Guyton’s plan included additional signage for both customers and employees and implementing an off-premise retail improvement process. Guyton explained his establishment was currently the only establishment in city limits that required TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) training for all employees. Bill Hawley, Community Prevention Specialist, explained the Off-Premise Retail Improvement Process and praised DJ’s Liquor Store for requiring all employees to complete TIPS training. Hawley advised the operation plan would be reassessed in six months. Chief Carder recommended the implementation of an ID card reader.
Ben Kirven, City Attorney, clarified the City’s alcohol compliance testing process. Kirven requested Council feedback on the Flagstaff Way & Cinema Drive extension document he had distributed earlier.
Toby Rhoades, Building Inspector, presented the approval of the Blackbird Subdivision which is located in the one (1) mile extra-territorial zone of the City limits for Council consideration. Craig Shavlik, KL&A, explained the subdivision and answered Council questions. Councilman Madsen moved to approve the Blackbird Subdivision. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
There being no public comment Mayor Schrader announced Department Head meeting Apr 7 @ 7 a.m., a City/County meeting Apr 21 @ 7 a.m., and City Council meetings Apr 7 & 21 @ 5 p.m.
Councilman Madsen moved to approve the following bills for payment: Ace Hardware, supply – 378.96; American Linen, supply – 70.27; Assurity Life Insurance, agreement – 524.82; BCN Telecom, supply – 91.33; Big Horn Coop Marketing, supply – 44.98; Bloedorn Lumber, supply – 74.76; Buffalo Bulletin, supply – 882.00; Buffalo Chamber/Commerce, agreement – 18,729.50; Buffalo Computer Consulting, supply – 132.50; Capital Business Systems, supply – 818.92; Caselle, supply – 650.00; Chappell’s Windows & Cleaning, service – 36.00; Clear Creek Printers, supply – 165.04; Cloud Peak Pickleball, agreement – 1,170.71; CMI-TECO, supply – 121.18; Collins Communication, agreement – 180.00; DJ’s Thriftway, supply – 326.80; Fastenal, supply – 314.38; Hach Company, supply – 5,255.00; JC Parts & Repair, supply – 613.30; Johnson County, supply – 5,207.02; Johnson County YMCA, agreement – 1,500.00; Joint Powers Fuel Facility, supply – 8,415.55; Julie Silbernagel, reimbursement – 365.13; Kimball Midwest, supply – 32.30; Ludwig Construction, supply – 1,386.90; Mastercard, supply – 3,066.68; Michelena Automotive, supply – 1,290.03; Mountain Auto Supply, supply – 380.58; Nelson Engineering, contract – 19,527.50; North Wyoming Insurance, supply – 991.00; Northern WY Mental Health, agreement – 2,250.00; Office of State Lands & Invest., loan payments – 502,714.51; Oil X Change, supply – 80.95; Orchard Trust, agreement – 580.00; Pace Analytical Services, supply – 600.00; Powder River Energy, supply – 494.04; Purchase Power, supply – 803.00; Radar Shop, supply – 77.50; Reese and Rays IGA, supply – 82.43; Rocky Mountain Power, supply – 11,925.41; Ruby Electric LLC, supply – 100.00; Sheridan Motor, supply – 412.18; Squeeky Kleen Car Wash, supply – 52.00; UV Superstore, supply – 1,341.40; Visionary Communications, supply – 175.17; Volunteers of America, supply – 250.00; Wear Parts, supply – 45.50; WY Ass’n/Rural Water Systems, supply – 395.00; WY Child Support Enforcement, agreement – 361.50; WY Workers’ Safety & Comp, insurance – 3,342.80; Wyoming.com, supply – 34.95. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Hart moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:32 p.m. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.