CITY OF BUFFALO
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
June 4, 2019
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. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Hart moved to approve the May 21, 2019 regular meeting minutes. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
The absence from the May 21 Council meeting for Councilman Lawrence was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Haskins moved to excuse the May 21 absence. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
A public hearing was held for a Bar and Grill Liquor License application from JJohnso Corp., d/b/a The Virginian. There being no public comment Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
A public hearing was held for a Retail Liquor License transfer from Clear Creek Brewing Co., d/b/a Mishap! Brewing Company to Un’WINE’d LLC d/b/a Un’WINE’d. There being no public comment Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
Ordinance #1400 – An ordinance providing an annual appropriation bill for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 was presented for Council consideration on second reading. Mayor Schrader announced the budget had increased from first reading by $120,000 for digester pond maintenance at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Councilman Hart moved to approve Ordinance #1400 on second reading. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Scott Taylor, James Evenson and Michelle Edwards presented the Wyoming Department of Transportation annual State Transportation Improvement Plan for District 4. Taylor explained the plan focused on the next 6 years with proposed Johnson County Projects in the amount of $21,736,757 which will include a Buffalo Main Street project. Taylor also reminded the City of numerous partnership opportunities with the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
The Bar and Grill Liquor License application from JJohnso Corp., d/b/a The Virginian located at 10B North Main Street was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Hart moved to approve the Bar and Grill Liquor License. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
The transfer of ownership for a retail liquor license from Clear Creek Brewing Co., d/b/a Mishap! Brewing Company to Un’WINE’d LLC d/b/a Un’WINE’d located at 58 E Fetterman was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Madsen moved to approve the retail liquor license transfer. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
A permit for construction debris removal for Bald Mountain Sanitation for a one-year term was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Madsen moved to approve the permit for construction debris removal for Bald Mountain Sanitation. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
Resolution #1433 – A resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Council to adopt the 2020-2024, five-year, Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) as a financial planning and managerial tool for use by the elected officials, department heads and facility directors, which categorizes the large capital project and equipment needs for and on behalf of the City of Buffalo was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Hart moved to approve Resolution #1433. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Resolution #1434 – A resolution providing sponsorship for a Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Abandoned Mine Land Division construction application for the Flatiron Drive Reconstruction project was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Madsen moved to approve Resolution #1434. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
The Chamber of Commerce presented the following requests for Longmire Days:
Designated Open Container Area – Main St from Angus to Fort, Fetterman from Lobban to Burritt – Friday, Jul 19th & Sat, Jul 20th – 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun, Jul 21st – 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Designated Open Container Area – Washington Park bandshell area for Bluegrass Concert – Fri, Jul 19th – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Street Closures –
5K Run/3K Walk – Fri, Jul 19th 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Angus from Western to Burritt
Parade – Sat, Jul 20th 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Main St from Fort to Angus, Fort St from Main to Burritt, Burritt from Fort to Fetterman
Street Dance – Sat, Jul 20th 4:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Main St from Fort to Angus
Food Court – Fri, Jul 19th 8:00 a.m. to Sun, Jul 21st 8:00 p.m. – E Fetterman from Main to Lobban
Councilman Lawrence moved to approve the designated open container areas. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Lawrence moved to approve the street closures. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Haskins reminded the Chamber to contact local businesses that would be affected by the street closures.
Jason Carder, Police Chief, presented a written report of police department activity for May and announced tobacco compliance checks had been conducted with no establishments selling to a minor. Chief Carder reminded the public of bike safety and encouraged residents to wear their helmet when bicycling.
Les Hook, Public Works Director, answered Council questions regarding a water meter installation at the airport.
There being no oral or written comments Mayor Schrader announced the WAM Summer Convention in Sheridan Jun 12 – 14, a City/County meeting Jun 18 @ 7 a.m., a City Council meeting Jun 18 @ 5 p.m. and a Planning & Zoning Board meeting Jun 25 @ 1 p.m.
Councilman Haskins moved to approve the following bills for payment: NCPERS Wyoming, agreement – 128.00; Ace Hardware, supply – 305.60; ACT, supply – 360.66; Aflac, agreement – 424.80; Ambiente H20 Inc., supply – 4,312.02; American Linen, supply – 538.83; AT&T, supply – 1,706.76; Bald Mountain Sanitation, contract – 2,800.00; Barnum Const. Services, LLC, contract – 220,261.41; Big Horn Tire, supply – 761.56;Bloedorn Lumber, supply – 93.91; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, insurance – 38,882.90; Buffalo Bulletin, supply – 1,612.00; Buffalo Chamber/Commerce, agreement – 8,000.00; Buffalo Children’s Center, agreement – 638.83; Capital Business Systems, supply – 917.59; Jason Carder, reimbursement – 55.00; Centurylink, supply – 829.06; Certified Laboratories, supply – 172.35; Charter Communications, supply – 224.39; Clear Creek Printers, supply – 53.63; Contractor’s Supply, supply – 483.80; CPI, supply 171.60; Kerry Diefenderfer, service – 360.00; DJ’s Thriftway, supply – 5.24; DW&K, supply – 207.17; EZ Welding, supply – 394.00; Fastenal, supply – 78.24; Fremont Motor Sheridan, supply – 125.14; Global Chemicals, supply – 408.83; Nancy Hall, service – 260.00; Homax Oil, supply – 1,551.00; Honnen Equipment, supply – 3,601.81; Inter-Mountain Labs, supply – 150.00; Jo. Co. Solid Waste District, supply – 16,881.00; Johnson County, supply – 5,094.48; Johnson County School District, supply – 49.11; Justice 3D, supply – 300.00; Josh Keegan, supply – 175.00; Kirven & Kirven, supply – 406.80; Just Wingin’ It, supply – 400.00; L.N. Curtis & Sons, supply – 746.18; Leisure in Montana, supply – 8,432.64; Local Gov’t Liability Pool, agreement – 839.20; Long Bldg Tech, supply – 708.00; Michelena Automotive, supply – 596.51; Montana Dakota Utilities, supply – 4,276.47; Mountain Auto Supply, supply – 722.42; Mtn Mud Service & Supply, supply – 2,078.00; New York Life, agreement – 513.00; North Wyoming Insurance, insurance – 2,351.00; Northwest Pipe Fittings, supply – 434.73; Oil X Change, supply – 80.95; Orchard Trust, agreement – 1,200.00; Party in the House Inflatables, supply – 950.00; Powder River Energy, supply – 449.94; Ptolemy, supply – 340.00; Reese and Rays IGA, supply – 75.91; Rocky Mountain Power, supply – 4,574.86; Ron’s Plumbing, supply – 48.39; Servall Uniform & Linen, supply – 142.04; St Francis Animal Shelter, agreement – 1,500.00; Team Chemical, supply – 1,725.00; TrueNorth Steel, supply – 1,265.40; Visionary Communications, supply – 325.34; Russell Industries, supply – 788.92; WY Ass’n Municipalities, supply – 230.00; WY Machinery Co., supply – 1,001.54; WY Retirement System, retirement – 42,380.87; WY Educators’ Benefit Trust, insurance – 362.25. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Hart moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:47 p.m. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.