The Buffalo City Council met in Regular Session in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Present were Mayor Schrader, Councilman Haskins, Councilman Hart and Councilman Lawrence. Councilman Madsen was absent. 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 Haskins moved to approve the July 16, 2019 regular meeting minutes. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
Cristy Kinghorn, Buffalo Realty, requested a street closure on Holland Ave from the E side of the alley to Main Street from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug 30 for an open house event. Councilman Haskins moved to approve the street closure. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
The annual Zombie Fun Run and fundraiser was presented to Council. The event will be held Aug 22 with registration at 6 p.m. and the race at 7 p.m. No street closures were requested but the Buffalo police department will help with traffic control.
Ed von Holst, Buffalo Trails Board, and Butch Buell, Cemetery District, presented a request to exchange the land to connect the Eva Knepper trail to Klondike Road for two water taps to be used for additional restrooms at the cemetery. Von Holst reminded Council that connecting trails fits the mission statement of the trails board. Buell explained a restroom would be placed on the North end of the cemetery and one on the South end of the cemetery. Councilman Lawrence advised the City is interested in the exchange and agreements would have to be formalized. Von Holst also presented information to Council regarding a proposed connection to adjacent State land.
Toby Rhoades, Building Inspector, presented a written report of building permits issued in the current fiscal year.
Jason Carder, Police Chief, presented a written monthly report of police department activities and requested Council approval to accept the alcohol and tobacco compliance grants in the amount of $3,400 ea. Councilman Hart moved to accept the alcohol and tobacco compliance grants in the amount of $3,400 ea. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
There being no oral or written comments Mayor Schrader announced a City/County meeting Aug 20 @ 7 a.m., a City Council meeting Aug 20 @ 5 p.m. and a Planning & Zoning Board meeting Aug 27 @ 1 p.m.
Councilman Hart moved to approve the following bills for payment: NCPERS, Wyoming, insurance – 128.00; Ace Hardware, supply – 281.71; ACT, supply – 360.66; Aflac, agreement – 424.80; American Linen, supply – 360.48; APT US&C, supply – 145.00; Assurity Life Insurance, agreement – 524.82; AT&T, supply – 1,724.89; Barnum Const Services, LLC, contract – 89,324.55; Big Horn Coop Marketing Assoc, supply – 34.99; Big Horn Tire, supply – 771.68; Bloedorn Lumber, supply – 185.66; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, insurance – 41,133.11; Buckingham Lumber, supply – 227.83; Buffalo Bulletin, supply – 1,318.00; Buffalo Children’s Center, agreement – 5,637.34; Capital Business Systems, supply – 1,244.92; Centurylink, supply – 836.80; Chappell’s Windows & Cleaning, service – 36.00; Charter Communications, supply – 222.39; CMI:TECO, supply – 122.77; Dash Inn, supply – 142.50; Kerry Diefenderfer, service – 360.00; DJ’s Thriftway, supply – 275.59; DW&K, LLC, supply – 113.21; Ferguson Waterworks, supply – 3,553.50; Nancy Hall, service – 260.00; Hawkins, Inc., supply – 2,625.25; Imagine That Signs & Graphics, supply – 210.00; Inter-Mountain Labs, supply – 150.00; jCRANE, supply – 4,140.00; Jo Co Solid Waste District, supply – 22,854.25; Johnson Co Healthcare Center, supply – 136.00; Johnson County, supply – 633.33; Johnson County Public Health, supply – 20.00; Justice Center JPB, agreement – 20,000.00; Kirven & Kirven, supply – 200.00; Lariat International Trucks, supply – 419.62; Michelena Automotive, supply – 605.54; Mikey’s Locksmithing, supply – 355.00; Montana Dakota Utilities, supply – 12,336.42; Mountain Auto Supply, supply – 1,188.19; Mountain States Concessions, supply – 265.12; Nelson Engineering, contract – 12,433.45; New York Life, agreement – 342.00; Garth Nicholas, petty cash – 139.61; Northwest Pipe Fittings, supply – 1,860.10; Orchard Trust, agreement – 625.00; Parkson Corporation, supply – 70.15; Pepsi of Gillette/Sheridan, supply – 112.40; Powder River Heating & A/C, supply – 296.64; Proforce Law Enforcement, supply – 3,239.80; Ptolemy, supply – 309.00; Qwik Pack & Ship, supply – 18.28; Reese and Rays IGA, supply – 74.83; Rocky Mountain Power, supply – 20,150.37; Rocky Mtn Oilfield Warehouse, supply – 318.96; Matthew Schlichting, service – 290.00; Servall Uniform & Linen, supply – 190.74; St Francis Animal Shelter, agreement – 1,500.00; Sysco Montana, supply – 1,679.68; Team Chemical, supply – 85.58; The Breadboard, supply – 186.78; Titan Machinery, supply – 1,051.17; Veris Environmental, LLC, contract – 102,000.00; Visa, supply – 405.74; Visionary Communications, supply – 278.22; WAMCAT, supply – 65.00; WY Child Support Enforcement, agreement – 499.96; WY Retirement System, retirement – 32,606.72; WY Educators’ Benefit Trust, insurance – 370.12. Councilman Lawrence seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Haskins moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:19 p.m. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.