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 with the addition of a request for a designated open container area for the city employee picnic August 12 at the pool pavilion in Washington Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Camino moved to approve the July 20, 2021 regular meeting minutes. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Dr. Walt Tribley, Northwest Community College President, presented a brief update of Sheridan College in Johnson County activities. Dr. Tribley explained the 200 students in Johnson County were a combination of concurrent enrolled and dual enrolled students. Dr. Tribley stated this year the college was focusing on nontraditional students and expanding the Sheridan College Foundation.
A preliminary plat and accompanying conditions for the Bergner Addition was presented for Council consideration. Terry Asay, Building Inspector, advised the plat and conditions were recommended for acceptance by the Planning & Zoning Board. Councilman Madsen moved to approve the preliminary plat and accompanying conditions. Councilman Camino seconded. Motion carried.
A Service Contract between the City of Buffalo and the St. Francis Animal Shelter, Inc. was presented for Council consideration. Mayor Schrader announced the contract was a continuation of the past contract with no changes. Councilman Hart moved to approve the Service Contract. Councilman Camino seconded. Motion carried.
Larry Joubert, Public Works Foreman, presented bid results for the Klondike Drive Overlay Project and recommended awarding the bid to Simon Contractors in the amount of $394,104. Councilman Haskins moved to approve the bid award to Simon Contractors in the amount of $394,104. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
Mayor Schrader presented the following board appointment for Council consideration:
Jim Dawson, Buffalo Trails Board – four (4) year term
Councilman Hart moved to approve Mayor Schrader’s appointment. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
A designated open container request for a city employee picnic Aug 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the pool pavilion in Washington Park was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Camino moved to approve the designated open container area. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
Terry Asay, Building Inspector, gave an update on recently issued building permits and announced upcoming planning department items.
Jason Carder, Police Chief, presented a monthly report of police department activities and explained extra police coverage for the Fair and Rodeo events.
Brent Bennett, Nelson Engineering, gave a brief update on major construction projects in the City.
There being no oral or written comments Mayor Schrader announced a City/County meeting Aug 17 @ 7 a.m., a City Council meeting Aug 17 @ 5 p.m. and a Planning & Zoning Board meeting Aug 24 @ 1 p.m.
Councilman Hart moved to approve the following bills for payment: NCPERS Wyoming insurance – 144.00; Ace Hardware, supply – 271.55; Aflac, agreement – 424.80; Amy Albrecht, agreement – 750.00; American Linen, supply – 545.06; Assurity Life Insurance, agreement – 449.25; AT&T, supply – 1,407.02; Bald Mountain Sanitation, contract – 2,800.00; Big Horn Coop Marketing, supply – 87.67; Big Horn Tire, supply – 155.45; Bighorn Surveying & Eng., contract – 5,902.00; Bloedorn Lumber, supply – 118.86; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, insurance – 42,495.00; Buffalo Athletic Club, agreement – 300.00; Buffalo Bulletin, supply – 1,965.00; Buffalo Chamber/Commerce, supply – 15.00; Buffalo Computer Consulting, supply – 23.00; Buffalo Urgent Care, supply – 250.00; Capital Business Systems, supply – 1,521.92; Centurylink, supply – 745.21; Charter Communications, supply – 220.58; Complete Wireless Technologies, supply – 120.00; Contractor’s Supply, supply – 22.26; CoPro EFP LLC, supply – 1,040.24; Kerry Diefenderfer, service – 450.00; DJ’s Thriftway, supply – 242.99; Delta Dental of Wyoming, insurance – 2,173.00; Experts Towing & Recovery, supply – 215.00; Nancy Hall, service – 260.00; JC Parts & Repair, supply – 142.50; Jo. Co. Solid Waste District, supply – 21,378.75; Johnson County, supply – 6,032.54; L.N. Curtis & Sons, supply – 2,440.00; Macomb County Friend of the Court, agreement – 257.70; Michelena Automotive, supply – 548.11; Montana Dakota Utilities, supply – 418.62; Mountain Auto Supply, supply – 712.74; MTR Ranch Supply, supply – 16.90; Northwest Pipe Fittings, supply – 2,325.63; Oil X Change, supply – 71.98; Old Dominion Brush, supply – 1,200.00; Orchard Trust, agreement – 1,015.00; Pace Analytical Services, supply – 150.00; Pepsi of Gillette/Sheridan, supply – 65.60; Pitney Bowes, supply – 435.90; Powder River Fencing, contract – 17,995.00; Purchase Power, supply – 803.00; Reese and Rays IGA, supply – 89.91; Rocky Mountain Power, supply – 5,668.22; Servall Uniform & Linen, supply – 131.40; St Francis Animal Shelter, agreement – 1,500.00; Sysco Montana Inc., supply – 1,263.74; Visa, supply – 617.71; VSP of Wyoming, insurance – 453.07; WY Ass’n/Rural Water Systems, supply – 1,185.00; WY Ass’n Municipalities, supply – 5,895.58; WY Child Support Enforcement, agreement – 713.47; WY Dept of Transportation, supply – 5.00; WY Machinery Co., supply – 174.26; WY Retirement System, retirement – 32,141.49; WY Workers’ Safety & Comp., insurance – 2,238.37; WY Educators’ Benefit Trust, insurance – 346.50. Councilman Canino seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Hart moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:18 p.m. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried