The Buffalo City Council met in Regular Session in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Present were Mayor Schrader, Councilman Camino, Councilman Hart, Councilman Haskins and Councilman Madsen. 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 Camino seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Haskins moved to approve the November 2, 2021 regular meeting minutes. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
A Public Hearing was held for the re-subdivision of lot 2A of Block 1 of the Bergner Addition. Terry Asay, Building Inspector, explained the re-subdivision and recommended no action be taken by council until the DEQ permit to construct had been received. There being no public comment, Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
A Public Hearing was held for the 2022 liquor license renewals. There being no public comment Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
The following liquor license renewals were presented for council consideration:
American Legion d/b/a American Legion Post #13 – Limited Retail (Club) Liquor License, locate at 18 Veterans Avenue.
Arts Along the Big Horns d/b/a Carousel Social Club – Limited Retail Liquor License, at 59 North Lobban Street.
City of Buffalo d/b/a Buffalo Golf Course – Limited Retail Liquor License, located at 500 West Hart.
GMRG ACQ 1 LLC d/b/a Pizza Hut – Restaurant Liquor License, bar located in rear portion of building situated at 110 East Hart Street.
Papa Binos LLC d/b/a Papa Binos – Restaurant Liquor License, bar located in middle of building situated at 343 North Main Street.
Albertanos Authentic Mexican Food LLC d/b/a Albertanos Authentic Mexican Food –
Restaurant Liquor License, bar located in middle of building situated at 75 North Bypass Road.
Tuma, Inc. d/b/a Bozeman Trail Steakhouse – Retail Liquor License, located at 675 East Hart Street.
Waterhole Inc. d/b/a Century Club – Retail Liquor License, located at 14 South Main Street.
Eaglecav LLC d/b/a Reese & Ray’s IGA – Retail Liquor License, located at 440 Fort Street.
DJ’s Liquor Store, LLC d/b/a DJ’s Liquor Store – Retail Liquor License, located at 889 Fort Street.
Johnso Corp. d/b/a The Virginian – Bar and Grill Liquor License, located in SE portion of building situated at 10 N. Main Street Unit B.
Occidental Wyoming, LLC d/b/a Occidental Hospitality – Retail Liquor License, located at 18 North Main Street.
WaHoo Likkers, Inc. d/b/a WaHoo Likkers Outback Lounge – Retail Liquor License, located at 215 North Main Street.
LBCB, LLC d/b/a Crazy Woman Liquors – Retail Liquor License, located at 102 East Hart Street.
Maverik, Inc. d/b/a Maverik #422 – Retail Liquor License, located at 74 U.S. Hwy 16E.
Timberline Hospitalities, LLC d/b/a Hampton Inn & Suites – Retail Liquor License, located at 85 U.S. Hwy 16E.
UN’WINE’D LLC d/b/a UN’WINE’D – Retail Liquor License, located at 58 North Side Creek.
Southside Grill Inc d/b/a Southside Grill – Retail Liquor License, located at 94 South Main Street.
R. B. Dreams LLC d/b/a Pie Zanos – Retail Liquor License, located at 17 North Main Street.
Clear Creek Cantina LLC d/b/a 4th on Main – Bar and Grill Liquor License, located in SE portion of building situated at 4 South Main Street.
Councilman Camino moved to approve the liquor license renewals. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Karina Bassett, Buffalo FFA, presented the following requests to council for a Light Up Buffalo event: Use of Prosinski Park Dec 4 for a fireworks display; a variance to city code 16-12 Fireworks; and a variance to city code 16-26.1 Noise. Fire Chief Clarence Gammon said the fireworks display could be granted contingent upon the weather. Captain Nicholas stated the parade floats would be re-routed to Klondike Avenue to avoid congestion around Prosinski Park. Captain Nicholas encouraged the Buffalo FFA to plan the fireworks display for a separate date than the parade in the future. Councilman Hart moved to approve the Buffalo FFA requests, weather dependent. Councilman Camino seconded. Motion carried.
Claudia Todd, JOCO First, presented updates on recent activities at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center, new developments with JOCO First, Johnson County Tourism Association promotions and upcoming events planned by Buffalo Events. Mayor Schrader thanked Claudia for her tireless efforts and commended her on the resulting successful events and promotions in Buffalo.
A contract for ice rink updates between the City of Buffalo and Summit Home & Design was presented for council consideration. Councilman Haskins moved to approve the contract for ice rink updates. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
A location agreement for improvements at the city multi use rink was presented for council consideration. Councilman Haskins moved to approve the location agreement. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
Tracey Colson, Buffalo Trap & Skeet Club, requested a variance to city code 16-26.1 noise for a 12:01 a.m. shoot on New Year’s Day at the club location. Colson presented council with letters from surrounding landowners granting their approval of the event. Councilman Madsen moved to approve the noise variance request. Councilman Camino seconded. Motion carried.
Ben Kirven, City Attorney, advised council he would be attending a conference in December regarding green energy and green energy credits.
Terry Asay, Building Inspector, announced that contractor license renewals were underway and building activity in the city was still very active.
Captain Garth Nicholas stated the department was advertising for a new patrol vehicle that would be funded with optional 1% funds and the open dispatcher positions were also being advertised.
Les Hook, Public Works Director, gave updates on capital construction projects including the Flatiron Drive reconstruction, the Fetterman/Burritt reconstruction, the Buffalo Wells project, the Klondike overlay project and the Bozeman waterline replacement.
There being no oral or written comments Mayor Schrader announced a planning & zoning board mtg Nov 23 @ 1 p.m., a department head mtg Dec 7 @ 7 a.m., a city/county mtg Dec 21 @ 7 a.m., city council mtgs Dec 7 & 21 @ 5 p.m., and city office closures Nov 25 & 26.
Councilman Haskins moved to approve the following bills for payment: Ace Hardware, supply – 112.58; American Linen, supply – 423.07; APCO International, supply – 96.00; Assurity Life Insurance Company, agreement – 449.25; BCN Telecom, supply – 86.38; Bear ‘n Wood Engraving, supply – 35.00; Big Horn Coop Marketing Assoc., supply – 152.01; Big Horn Tire, supply – 2,883.90; Bomgaars Supply, supply – 106.93; Buffalo Bulletin, supply – 839.50; Buffalo Computer Consulting, supply – 134.00; Buffalo Urgent Care, supply – 125.00; Buff-J.C. Justice Center, JPB, agreement – 15,000.00; Capital Business Systems, agreement – 572.00; Carver Florek & James, CPA’s, contract – 34,500.00; Caselle, Inc., contract – 650.00; Center for Education & Empl., supply – 159.00; Century Tire, supply – 3,740.29; Charter Communications, supply – 220.58; Collins Communication, agreement – 180.00; Contractor’s Supply, supply – 316.94; Cowboy Carousel Center, supply – 420.00; DJ’s Thriftway, supply – 160.78; Elliott Equipment Co., supply – 1,097.20; Energy Laboratories, supply – 467.00; Experts Towing & Recovery, supply – 100.00; Range, supply – 371.00; JC Parts & Repair, supply – 592.00; Johnson County, supply – 5,893.73; Johnson County YMCA, agreement – 623.00; Joint Powers Fuel Facility, supply – 7,470.26; Lynns Superfoods, supply – 29.33; Macomb County Friend of the Court, agreement – 257.70; Mastercard, supply – 7,239.81; Michelena Automotive, supply – 490.33; Joshua Morrison, reimbursement – 950.00; Mountain Alarm, supply – 494.48; Mountain Auto Supply, supply – 1,838.01; MSC Industrial Supply Co., supply – 1,493.90; Nelson Engineering, contract – 31,253.65; Oil X Change, supply – 88.98; One-Call of Wyoming, supply – 335.25; Orchard Trust, agreement – 1,235.00; O’Reilly Auto Parts, supply – 210.44; Powder River Energy Corp., supply – 365.23; Powder River Power of Sheridan, supply – 143.70; PDS, supply – 307.00; Rocky Mountain Power, supply – 12,759.32; Safeguard Business Systems, supply – 365.82; Servall Uniform & Linen, supply – 79.37; Squeekly Kleen Car Wash, supply – 150.65; Superior Automotive and Tire, supply – 224.63; Team Laboratory Chemical, supply – 2,360.00; The Southside Grill, supply – 81.00; 307 Wild Cat Well Services, contract – 33,442.91; Visionary Broadband, supply – 175.17; Volunteers of America, supply – 25.00; WY Child Support Enforcement, agreement – 563.47; WY Machinery Co., supply – 48.90, Zowada Recycling, supply – 217.10. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Hart moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:34 p.m. Councilman Camino seconded. Motion carried