The Buffalo City Council met in Regular Session via zoom on December 15, 2020. 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 Haskins moved to approve the agenda. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Haskins moved to approve the December 1, 2020 regular meeting minutes. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Ben Kirven, City Attorney, advised the Iberlin easement would be secured shortly as the property affected was now being developed.
Toby Rhoades, Building Inspector, introduced Terry Asay who will be taking over building inspector duties upon Rhoades’ retirement at the end of December. Mayor Schrader and Council thanked Mr. Rhoades for his years of service to the City.
Jason Carder, Police Chief, referred Council to the written report of police department activities he had submitted last week.
Les Hook, Public Works Director, announced residential cans were being distributed to additional areas of the city and requested Council direction on whether to move alley pick-up to curbside in the Adams, Burritt, Carrington and DeSmet streets on the North side of the city. Hook also stated conceptual drawings for the Buffalo Wells and pipeline project with construction cost estimates had been received from WWC Engineering. Hook will distribute the drawings and cost estimates to Council.
Councilman Haskins congratulated Councilman Lawrence on his successful completion of his council term and thanked him for his four years of service. Mayor Schrader announced a Planning & Zoning Board meeting Dec 22 @ 1 p.m., City office closures Dec 24 (afternoon) and Dec 25 and City Council meetings Jan 5 & 19 @ 5 p.m.
Councilman Haskins moved to approve the following bills for payment: Ace Hardware, supply – 322.16; American Linen, supply – 561.34; BCN Telecom, Inc., supply – 86.01; Bloedorn Lumber, supply – 36.23; Buffalo Bulletin, supply – 448.50; Buffalo Computer Consulting, supply – 288.00; Buffalo Senior Center, agreement – 20,000.00; Capital Business Systems, supply – 497.00; Carver Florek & James, CPA’s, contract – 9,000.00; Caselle, Inc., agreement – 650.00; Clear Creek Printers, supply – 37.50; Collections, Inc., agreement – 20.00; Collins Communication, agreement – 180.00; DJ’s Thriftway, supply – 216.21; Range, supply – 365.03; Homax Oil, supply – 538.15; I.I.M.C., supply – 175.00; Johnson County, supply – 6,145.50; Johnson County YMCA, agreement – 3,000.00; Joint Powers Fuel Facility, supply – 5,379.28; Kimball Midwest, supply – 79.00; Kirven & Kirven, agreement – 600.00; M&K Wilson Inc., supply – 300.00; Macomb County Friend of the Court, agreement – 257.70; Mastercard, supply – 3,154.75; Metron-Farnier, LLC, supply – 5,406.02; Michelena Automotive, supply – 297.70; Mastras Services Division, supply – 875.00; Mountain Auto Supply, supply – 710.62; Nelson Engineering, contract – 13,222.50; New York Life, agreement – 290.00; Norco, Inc., supply – 45.38; North Wyoming Insurance, supply – 100.00; Northwest Pipe Fitting, supply – 149.16; One-Call of Wyoming, supply – 46.50; Orchard Trust, agreement – 905.00; O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, supply – 43.33; Powder River Construction, supply – 720.00; Purchase Power, supply – 803.00; Servall Uniform & Linen, supply – 78.31; Walker Silbernagel, supply – 240.00; Snap-on Industrial, supply – 74.30; St Francis Animal Shelter, agreement – 12,042.44; Top Office Products, supply – 155.80; Visionary Communications, supply – 175.17; Volunteers of America, supply – 365.00; WWC Engineering, contract – 21,184.73; WY Child Support Enforcement, agreement – 361.50; Wyoming.com, supply – 34.95. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Hart moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:07 p.m. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.