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 Hart moved to approve the agenda. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Madsen moved to approve the August 20, 2019 regular meeting minutes. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
A Public Hearing was held for the liquor license transfer from Williams City Liquor LLC d/b/a Williams City Liquor to Stewart Investments LLC d/b/a City Liquor located at 490 W Fort Street. There being no public comment Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
The liquor license transfer from Williams City Liquor LLC d/b/a Williams City Liquor to Stewart Investments LLC d/b/a City Liquor located at 490 W Fort Street was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Hart moved to approve the liquor license transfer. Councilman Lawrence seconded. Motion carried.
Mayor Schrader read a proclamation designating Sept 8 through Sept 14 as Suicide Prevention Week in the City of Buffalo and urged Buffalo community members to learn how they can help because Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business. Mayor Schrader presented the proclamation to Father Doug Wasinger, Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition member. Father Wasinger thanked the Council for making the statement that people matter. Bill Hawley, Community Prevention Specialist, gave a brief overview of scheduled activities during Suicide Prevention Week and encouraged citizens to participate in ongoing QPR trainings.
A lease agreement between Randel Brown and the City of Buffalo, Wyoming for the single-family residence located at 149 Stockyard Road, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834 was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Hart moved to approve the lease agreement. Councilman Lawrence seconded. Motion carried.
Marie Miller, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, presented a request for a street closure for E Fetterman on Sept 8 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the annual Harvest Hoedown. Councilman Hart moved to approve the street closure. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
A Master Service Agreement between Western Water Consultants, Inc. and the City of Buffalo for the Buffalo Wells and Transmission project was presented for Council consideration for a price not to exceed $287,400. Councilman Haskins moved to approve the Master Service Agreement. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Lawrence moved to introduce Ordinance #1401 – An ordinance amending Article 3: Procedures, Amendments & Changes, Section 7, Annexation of Territory, Subsection D, of the Code of the City of Buffalo, Wyoming, pertaining to the classification of territorial additions to the incorporated area of the City of Buffalo resulting from annexation. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Madsen moved to approve Ordinance #1401 on first reading. Councilman Hart seconded. Councilman Lawrence explained the reason for modifying this section of the City code is to provide developed properties to be annexed in at their existing use zoning instead of R-1. City Attorney, Ben Kirven, clarified that all undeveloped property will be annexed in as R-1. Motion carried.
Jason Carder, Police Chief, presented a monthly report of police department activity and reminded Council of the archery hunting rules within City limits.
Mayor Schrader thanked Public Works Foreman Larry Joubert and his street crew for the street repair efforts this summer.
There being no oral or written comments Mayor Schrader announced a City/County meeting Sept 17 @ 7 a.m., a City Council meeting Sept 17 @ 5 p.m., a NEWY meeting Sept 21 @ 8 a.m. in Gillette and a Planning & Zoning Board meeting Sept 24 @ 1 p.m.
Councilman Haskins moved to approve the following bills for payment: NCPERS Wyoming, insurance – 128.00; Absaroka Inc., agreement – 14,000.00; Ace Hardware, supply – 234.45; Aflac, agreement – 424.80; American Linen, supply – 70.27; Assurity Life Insurance Company, agreement – 524.82; AT&T, supply – 1,974.69; Bald Mountain Sanitation, contract – 2,800.00; Big Horn Coop Marketing, supply – 97.12; Big Horn Tire, supply – 711.28; Bloedorn Lumber, supply – 60.90; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, insurance – 44,356.67; Boys & Girls Club, agreement – 30,000.00; Bridger Communications, supply – 79.39; Buffalo Bulletin, supply – 982.50; Buffalo Children’s Center, agreement – 923.98; Buffalo Computer Consulting, supply – 61.00; Capital Business Systems, supply – 107.52; Jason Carder, reimbursement – 25.00; Centurylink, supply – 36.98; Chesbro Electric, supply – 120.36; Child Development Center, Region II, agreement – 5,000.00; CHS Inc By-Products, supply – 54,800.80; Clear Creek Printers, supply – 367.90; Community Resource Center, agreement – 1,575.00; Kerry Diefenderfer, service – 450.00; DJ’s Thriftway, supply – 105.94; Embroidery Barn, supply – 150.00; Nancy Hall, service – 260.00; Hawkins, Inc., supply – 7,864.20; Inter-Mountain Labs, supply – 1,145.00; Jo Co Solid Waste District, supply – 20,667.75; Johnson County YMCA, agreement – 41,510.50; Ben Kirven, reimbursement – 534.36; Metron-Farnier, LLC, supply – 5,571.80; Montana Dakota Utilities, supply – 403.20; Mountain States Concessions, supply – 157.55; New York Life, agreement – 374.00; Northern WY Community College, agreement – 11,000.00; Orchard Trust, agreement – 580.00; P & W, supply – 1,372.75; Post & Associates, supply – 800.00; Qwik Pack & Ship, supply – 43.05; Reese and Rays IGA, supply – 66.24; Rocky Mountain Power, supply – 5,666.29; Jennifer Rose, reimbursement – 80.35; Servall Uniform & Linen, supply – 119.72; Sheridan Lock & Key, supply – 100.00; St Francis Animal Shelter, agreement – 1,500.00; Sysco Montana, supply – 281.84; Team Chemical, supply – 1,725.00; The Breadboard, supply – 68.41; WY Ass’n/Rural Water Systems, supply – 350.00; WY Child Support Enforcement, agreement – 499.96; WY Retirement System, retirement – 31,266.77; Wy Educators Benefit Trust, insurance – 354.37. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Hart moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:23 p.m. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.