The Buffalo City Council met in Regular Session in the Council Chambers of City Hall. 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 Hart moved to approve the agenda. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried. Councilman Hart moved to approve the December 17, 2019 regular meeting minutes. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Mayor Schrader presented the following appointment for Council consideration:
City Attorney – Ben Kirven
Councilman Hart moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
A public hearing was held for a restaurant liquor license application from GMRG ACQ1, LLC d/b/a Pizza Hut 035929 located in a 3’ x 5’ room in the back center of the building located at 110 East Hart Street. There being no public comment Mayor Schrader closed the public hearing.
Councilman Haskins moved to designate the Buffalo Bulletin as the official newspaper. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Hart moved to designate the following official depositories:
The Bank of Buffalo
First Interstate Bank of Commerce
WYO-STAR Investment Pool
Moreton Asset Management
Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.
Financial disclosure letters were presented to Council members to be completed and returned to City Hall.
The following board appointments were presented by Mayor Schrader:
Mountain Plains Heritage Park Joint Powers Board – Christy Kessler, two-year term
Charitable Foundation – Travis Lawrence, three-year term
Housing Authority – Ashley Farris, five-year term
Housing Authority – Joe Michel, five-year term
Buffalo-Johnson Recycling Center, Joint Powers Board – Bill Ostheimer, three-year term
Councilman Hart moved to approve the Mayor’s board appointments. Councilman Haskins seconded. Mayor Schrader, Councilman Madsen, Councilman Haskins and Councilman Hart voted aye. Councilman Lawrence abstained.
A restaurant liquor license application from GMRG ACQ1, LLC d/b/a Pizza Hut 035929 located in a 3’ x 5’ room in the back center of the building located at 110 East Hart Street was presented for Council consideration. Councilman Madsen moved to approve the restaurant liquor license. Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
Mikel Carmon, Suicide Prevention Coalition, introduced herself and expressed concern that Wyoming did not have a suicide prevention call center. Carmon proposed creating a call center for Johnson County. Bill Hawley, Community Prevention Specialist, thanked Council for providing continued opportunities to discuss suicide prevention and encouraged discussion on establishing a call center in Johnson County since there is no call center in Wyoming.
A lease agreement between the Town of the City of Buffalo, Wyoming and the Johnson County Y.M.C.A., Inc was presented for Council consideration. The agreement is for the lease of the building located at 101 Klondike Drive for a period of Ten (10) years with an annual lease payment of Ten (10) dollars. Councilman Hart moved to approve the lease agreement. Councilman Madsen seconded. Motion carried.
Jason Carder, Police Chief, presented a report of Police Department activities for the month of December.
There being no oral or written comments Mayor Schrader announced a NEWY meeting Jan 11 @ 8 a.m. in Gillette, a City/County meeting Jan 21 @ 7 a.m., a City Council meeting Jan 21 @ 5 p.m., a Planning & Zoning Board meeting Jan 28 @ 1 p.m., a Department Head meeting Feb 4 @ 7 a.m., the WAM Winter workshop Feb 26 – 28 in Cheyenne and the 1% application deadline Jan 24.
Councilman Haskins moved to approve the following bills for payment: NCPERS, insurance – 144.00; Ace Hardware, supply – 430.59; ACT, supply – 360.66; Aflac, agreement – 424.80; American Linen, supply – 424.19; Assurity Life Insurance, agreement – 524.82; AT&T, supply – 1,726.42; Big Horn Coop Marketing, supply – 59.99; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, insurance – 42,945.94; Buffalo Bulletin, supply – 380.00; Buffalo Children’s Center, agreement – 834.38; Buffalo Computer Consulting, supply – 1,251.00; Buffalo Golf Club, agreement – 15,000.00; Buffalo High School FFA, agreement – 1,500.00; Capital Business Systems, supply – 386.92; Centurylink, supply – 37.22; Charter Communications, supply – 235.90; Chesbro Electric, supply – 631.24; Clear Creek Printers, supply – 73.57; Dana Kepner Company, supply – 208.80; Kerry Diefenderfer, service – 360.00; DJ’s Thriftway, supply – 60.91; Family Medical Center, supply – 276.72; Hach Company, supply – 620.25; Heartland Kubota, supply – 149.22; Ingersoll Randy Company, supply – 1,342.00; JC Parts & Repair, supply – 592.53; Jo. Co. Solid Waste District, supply – 15,727.50; Kimball Midwest, supply – 363.54; Kirven & Kirven, supply – 200.00; L.N. Curtis & Sons, supply – 618.98; Logistics Logic, supply – 215.00; Michelena Automotive, supply – 52.64; Montana Dakota Utilities, supply – 8,551.13; Mountain Auto Supply, supply – 1,224.10; MTR Ranch Supply, supply – 7.82; New York Life, agreement – 448.00; North Wyoming Insurance, insurance – 64,849.00; Orchard Trust, agreement – 580.00; Pace Analytical Services, supply – 150.00; Powder River Power, supply – 132.20; Ptolemy, supply – 1,451.49; Public Agency Training Council, supply – 1,050.00; Reese and Rays IGA, supply – 90.29; Rocky Mountain Power, supply – 5,821.88; Safeguard Business Systems, supply – 909.57; Servall Uniform & Linen, supply – 121.98; St Francis Animal Shelter, agreement – 1,500.00; Swede’s Fire Ext Service, supply – 40.25; Team Laboratory Chemical, supply – 28.50; Timberline Electric, supply – 6,175.00; Top Office Products, supply – 303.61; Visa, supply – 3,515.65; Visionary Communications, supply – 175.17; Wear Parts, supply – 163.97; WY Child Support Enforcement, agreement – 361.50; WY Dept of Revenue, sales tax – 363.27; WY Retirement System, retirement – 33,126.19; WY Educators’ Benefit Trust, insurance – 370.12.
Councilman Hart seconded. Motion carried.
Councilman Hart moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:29 p.m. Councilman Haskins seconded. Motion carried.