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 Haskins moved to approve the agenda. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Hart moved to approve the August 17, 2021 regular meeting minutes. Councilman Camino seconded. Motion carried.
A public hearing was held for a restaurant liquor license application from Albertano’s Authentic Mexican Food LLC d/b/a Albertano’s Authentic Mexican Food located at 75 North ByPass Road. There being no public comment, Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
The Aug 17 council meeting absence for John Camino was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Hart moved to excuse the Aug 17 council meeting absence. Councilman Madsen seconded. Mayor Schrader and Councilmen Madsen, Haskins and Hart voted aye. Councilman Camino abstained.
A restaurant liquor license application for Albertano’s Authentic Mexican Food LLC d/b/a Albertano’s Authentic Mexican Food located at 75 North ByPass Road was presented for council consideration. Councilman Camino moved to approve the restaurant liquor license. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
A request from Victoria Haun to connect to city water supply for 30 Gunderman Drive, a property outside city limits, was presented for council consideration. Councilman Hart moved to approve the request for 30 Gunderman Drive to connect to city water supply. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Mayor Schrader read a proclamation designating September 5 - 11 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 coalition members. Ariana Fischer thanked Council for the proclamation and invited the public to participate in the #BeThere project for suicide prevention.
Mayor Schrader read a proclamation declaring September 17 – 23 as “Constitution Week” and asked citizens to reaffirm the ideals the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties, remembering that lost rights may never be regained. Mayor Schrader presented the proclamation to Daughters of the American Revolution members.
Larry Joubert, Public Works Foreman, presented bid results for the Bozeman Water Line Project and recommended awarding the bid to Wyoming Earthmoving Corporation in the amount of $394,633.84. Councilman Hart moved to award the Bozeman Water Line Project to Wyoming Earthmoving Corporation in the amount of $394,633.84. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Terry Asay, Building Inspector, gave a brief update on planning and building department activity.
Jason Carder, Police Chief, presented a monthly report of police department activity and requested a street closure for the South bound lane of Main Street from Fort to the bridge on Sept 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for a memorial service. Councilman Madsen moved to approve the street closure. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
Larry Joubert, Public Works Foreman, announced the street crew would start chip/seal operations on Sept 8.
There being no oral or written comments Mayor Schrader announced a City/County meeting Sep 21 @ 7 a.m., a City Council meeting Sep 21 @ 5 p.m. and a Planning & Zoning Board meeting Sep 28 @ 1 p.m.
Councilman Hart moved to approve the following bills for payment: NCPERS Wyoming, insurance – 144.00; Ace Hardware, supply – 558.43; Aflac, agreement – 424.80; American Linen, supply – 235.57; Assurity Life Insurance, supply – 449.25; AT&T, supply – 1,806.22; Big Horn Coop Marketing, supply – 265.39; Big Horn Veterinary, supply – 50.00; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, insurance – 44,969.00; Buffalo Athletic Club, agreement – 300.00; Buffalo Bulletin, supply – 1,304.50; Buffalo Children’s Center, agreement – 941.44; Buffalo Computer Consulting, supply – 113.00; Capital Business Systems, supply – 396.60; CartridgeWorks, supply – 128.63; Centurylink, supply – 744.16; Chappell’s Windows & Cleaning, service – 36.00; Charter Communications, supply – 220.58; CHS, Inc., By-Products, supply – 19,611.19; Clear Creek Printers, supply – 179.25; Contractor’s Supply, supply – 1,579.33; Kerry Diefenderfer, service – 360.00; DJ’s Thriftway, supply – 934.49; Delta Dental of Wyoming, insurance – 2,253.00; Family Crisis Center, agreement – 15,000.00; Hach Company, supply – 412.73; Nancy Hall, service – 285.00; Harmony Enterprises, Inc., supply – 686.97; Hawkins, Inc., supply – 5,593.00; Honnen Equipment Co., supply –(50,00); J.C. Mentoring Program, agreement – 12,500.00; Jo. Co. Solid Waste District, supply – 20,741.25; Johnson County, supply – 5,195.60; Joint Powers Fuel Facility, supply – 6,898.16; Kimball Midwest, supply – 171.91; Macomb County Friend of the Court, agreement – 515.40; Metron-Farnier, LLC, supply – 5,495.58; Michelena Automotive, supply – 1,684.90; Montana Dakota Utilities, supply – 393.98; Mountain Auto Supply, supply – 1,769.29; MTR Ranch Supply, supply – 568.40; MunicipalOne, supply – 2,572.00; New York Life, agreement – 290.00; Office of State Lands & Investments, loan payment – 180,850.67; Oil X Change, supply – 73.11; Orchard Trust, agreement – 2,430.00; Pace Analytical Services, supply – 150.00; Nicole Peters, reimbursement – 37.78; PDS, supply – 310.50; Purchase Power, supply – 803.00; Reese and Rays IGA, supply – 115.10; Rocky Mountain Power, supply – 5,388.90; Sensit Technologies, supply – 200.00; Servall Uniform & Linen, supply – 210.77; Squeeky Kleen Car Wash, supply – 141.00; St Francis Animal Shelter, agreement – 1,500.00; Superior Automotive & Tire, supply – 240.00; Sysco Montana, supply – 159.05; Timberline Electric, supply – 1,511.30; Top Office Products, supply – 99.98; Training Network, supply – 995.00; Visa, supply – 520.63; VSP of Wyoming, insurance – 461.33; WWC Engineering, contract – 5,468.75; WY Child Support Enforcement, agreement – 1,276.94; WY Law Enforcement Academy, supply – 550.00; WY Machinery Co., supply – 3,021.29; WY Retirement System, retirement – 31,919.21; WY Workers’ Safety & comp., insurance – 3,077.76; WY Educators’ Benefit Trust, insurance – 354.38.
Councilman Camino seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Hart moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:18 p.m. Councilman Camino seconded. Motion carried