The Buffalo City Council met in Regular Session in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Present were Mayor Schrader, Councilman Haskins, Councilman Madsen, 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 with the addition of a Proclamation for Buddy Poppy Day. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Hart moved to approve the April 16, 2019 regular meeting minutes. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
A Public Hearing was held for the purchase of 18 Plains Drive from the Kaycee Buffalo Johnson County Economic Development Joint Powers Board. There being no public hearing Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
A Public Hearing was held for a liquor license transfer of location for LBCB LLC d/b/a Crazy Woman Liquor. There being no public comment Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
Representative Richard Tass, House District 40, presented a legislative update. Representative Tass expressed his appreciation to the Mayor and Council on helping to secure the Skilled Nursing Facility in Buffalo. Representative Tass gave other highlights from the legislative session which included no tax increases and granting community colleges authority to issue Bachelor Degrees in applied sciences. Tass encouraged citizens to contact him with legislative issues concerning them.
Mayor Schrader explained the City was seeking to purchase 18 Plains Drive from the Kaycee Buffalo Johnson County Economic Development Joint Powers Board (KBJ JPB) to relocate the sanitation department instead of constructing a new building. Councilman Lawrence moved to approve the purchase of 18 Plains Drive from KBJ JPB for a price not to exceed $215,000. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
The transfer of location from one building located at 102 E Hart Street to another building on the lot for LBCB LLC d/b/a Crazy Woman Liquor was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Hart moved to approve the liquor license transfer of location. Councilman Madsen seconded.
Mayor Schrader read a Proclamation declaring May 18, 2019 as Kids to Park Day and urged residents of Buffalo to take the children in their lives to a neighborhood, state or national park.
Resolution #1431 – A resolution determining the amount of taxes to be raised for municipal purposes for the City of Buffalo, Wyoming for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 was presented for Council consideration. The City will assess the eight (8) mill levy for general purpose expenses including streets, parks, police, inspection, etc. Councilman Lawrence moved to approve Resolution #1431. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
A request for a permit for construction debris removal from A.C.E & D Inc d/b/a Jobsite Services was presented for Council consideration. City Attorney, Ben Kirven, explained a provision to permit servicing clients wishing to clean out a residence, warehouse or business had been added to the standard permit. Councilman Lawrence moved to approve the permit for construction debris removal for one year. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
Mayor Schrader read a Proclamation declaring May 6, 2019 as Arbor Day in Buffalo and urged all residents of the City of Buffalo to plant a tree.
Tim Cahhal, Johnson County Family Y.M.C.A, requested a road closure on Klondike Drive from Fetterman to Clear Creek Road Saturday, Aug 3 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for the 41st annual Klondike Rush Run/Walk event. Councilman Lawrence moved to approve the street closure. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
A health insurance renewal from Wyoming Educators’ Benefit Trust was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Lawrence moved to approve the health insurance renewal with no changes. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Mayor Schrader read a Proclamation announcing May 10, 2019 as Buddy Poppy Day in Buffalo and presented the proclamation to VFW Auxiliary members.
Ben Kirven, City Attorney, requested a Consent to Representation and Waiver of Potential Conflict of Interest for the purchase and sale of 18 Plains Drive. Kirven also explained an agreement was being drafted for the lease of the Willow Park water shares. Water connectors’ agreements were also being prepared for property owners on Ridge Road who had been granted permission to tap the City water supply outside of City limits. Councilman Haskins moved to approve the Consent to Representation and Waiver of Potential Conflict of Interest. Councilman Lawrence seconded. Motion carried.
Toby Rhoades, Building Inspector, announced vouchers would available at City Hall beginning May 13th for the City-wide Spring Clean-up May 15 – 18.
Jason Carder, Police Chief, presented a monthly report of department activities and encouraged citizens to slow down for Bike to School Day May 8th.
Les Hook, Public Works Director, presented a request to waive the water tap fee for Sandra Jelly who had granted an easement for a water line across her property. Councilman Lawrence moved to waive the water tap fee for Sandra Jelly in exchange for the water line easement. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried. Hook explained the new garbage truck delivery had been delayed in Casper while wiring problems with the closed-circuit cameras were being repaired.
There being no oral or written comments Mayor Schrader announced a City/County meeting May 21 @ 7 a.m., a City Council meeting May 21, City office closures May 27, a Planning & Zoning Board meeting May 28 @ 1 p.m. and a Department Head meeting Jun 4 @ 7 a.m.
Councilman Haskins moved to approve the following bills for payment: 2M Company, supply – 3,778.08; NCPERS Wyoming, insurance – 128.00; Ace Hardware, supply – 266.13; ACT, supply – 360.66; Aflac, agreement – 424.80; American Linen, supply – 790.33; Assurity Life Insurance, agreement – 524.82; AT&T, supply – 1,708.16; Barnum Const. Services, LLC, contract – 98,905.58; Big Horn Coop Marketing, supply – 36.77; Big Horn Tire, supply – 596.72; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, insurance – 37,851.28; Buffalo Bulletin, supply – 1,242.00; Buffalo Children’s Center, agreement – 760.36; Buffalo Gardens, reimbursement – 592.75; Buffalo Senior Center, agreement – 11,000.00; Capital Business Systems, supply – 1,305.60; Carlat Construction, supply – 3,143.26; Centurylink, supply – 762.32; Charter Communications, supply – 224.39; Contractors’ Supply, supply – 3,348.06; Dana Kepner Company, supply – 570.00; Dept of Workforce Services, insurance – 525.42; Kerry Diefenderfer, service – 360.00; DJ’s Thriftway, supply – 47.72; DW&K, LLC, supply – 341.74; Fastenal, supply – 514.44; Grainger, supply – 600.30; Anthony Graves, supply – 210.00; Hach Company, supply – 664.47; Nancy Hall, service – 260.00; Hawkins, Inc., supply – 2,625.75; Ingersoll Rand Company, supply – 659.15; Inter-Mountain Labs, supply – 150.00; Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, agreement – 2,668.59; Jo. Co. Solid Waste District, supply – 20,205.00; Johnson Co. Healthcare Center, supply – 130.00; Johnson County Y.M.C.A., supply – 1,900.00; Michelena Automotive, supply – 1,262.20; Montana Dakota Utilities, supply – 5,741.70; Motorola, equipment – 33,511.66; MTR Ranch Supply, supply – 454.75; Nalco Company, supply – 24,483.17; Nelson Engineering, contract – 15,721.50; New York Life, agreement – 336.00; North Wyoming Insurance, supply – 350.00; Northern WY Mental Health, agreement – 2,375.00; Office of State Lands & Inv., loan payment – 149,905.30; Oil X Change, supply – 122.90; Orchard Trust, agreement – 1,920.00; Pall Corporation, supply – 5,200.00; Peden’s Inc., supply – 40.51; Powder River Heating & AC, supply – 185.99; Ptolemy, supply – 307.50; Public Safety Division, supply – 261.25; Purchase Power, supply – 800.00; Reese and Rays IGA, supply – 82.04; Rocky Mountain Power, supply – 17,831.47; Ron’s Plumbing, supply – 30.70; Servall Uniform, supply – 142.04; St Francis Animal Shelter, agreement – 1,500.00; Stanard & Associates, supply – 292.93; Sugarland Walk-in Clinic, supply – 90.00; Swede’s Fire Ext Service, supply – 1,125.00; Ed Von Holst, reimbursement – 105.87; WY Child Support Enforcement, agreement – 723.00; WY Dept of Agriculture, supply – 150.00; WY Retirement System, retirement – 27,375.24; WY Educators’ Benefit Trust, insurance – 346.50. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Madsen moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:32 p.m. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.