No. 6981

Regular Meeting
(Tuesday, June 21, 2016)
Members present
Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
Meeting called to order at 7:30 PM
1. Opening - City Hall Council Chambers, 7:30 P.M.
Procedural: A. Call to Order 7:30 P.M.
Procedural: B. Pledge of Allegiance
Procedural: C. Roll Call
2. Public Hearing
Procedural: A. Ordinance - Third Reading Adopting Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget
Mayor Grauberger opened the public hearing at 7:31 P.M. No comments were made.
Procedural: B. Ordinance - Second Reading Amending Rawlins Municipal Code Title 15 (Danielle Gross)
Mayor Grauberger asked if anyone had comments for the ordinance amending Rawlins Municipal Code Title 15. No comments were made.
Procedural: C. Rezone - 526 Kootnz from C-2 to Ind (Danielle Gross) Mayor Grauberger asked if anyone had comments for the Rezone of 526 Koontz from C-2 to Industrial. No comments were made. Mayor Grauberger closed the public hearing at 7:31 P.M.
3. Citizen’s Participation
Procedural: A. Presentation - Power Company of Wyoming (Kara Choquette) Kara Choquette and Roxane Peruso representatives of Power Company of Wyoming, a wind farm development company, and Transwest Express, LLC, a transmission development company, provided an update on the progress of the Chokecherry/Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project. The project is developed in two stages with each project having 500 turbines. Phase I is the western part of the Chokecherry/Sierra Madre area and is moving through the permitting process. Statistics were presented on the economic impact to the communities. Wind farms in Wyoming are taxed three ways: 1) property taxes, 2) sales and use taxes and 3) excise tax on wind, with an estimated total of $780.5 million. The WY Joint Appropriations Revenue Committee added uncertainty and risk that could kill this project by asking for a bill that would increase taxes to an unspecified level. Power Company Wyoming is moving forward with construction plans but will continue to watch this issue.
Procedural: B. Proclamation - No Cooking Thursday’s
Mayor Grauberger proclaimed No Cooking Thursday inviting citizen’s to Music in the Park held at Washington Park on Thursday from 5:30 to 9:00 P.M.
Information: C. Public Comment
Interim City manager updated the Council about The Great Race coming through Rawlins on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 between 12 and 3 P.M. Mr. Hannum also conveyed condolences on the passing of Jan Cooper, a Commissioner on the Police Civil Service Commission.
Council Member Martinez received a call from a constituent that the City was not following the ordinances that are on the books and stated the ordinances need to be enforced or they should be changed.
David Peterson, partner in the Best Western Cottontree Inn, and Mike Sanders, Manager, stated their support for the Chokecherry/Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project and thanked the Council for approving and submitting the Resolution to WAM.
4. City Council Reports
Report: A. Board of Adjustments (Vice Mayor Steve Nicholson)
There was nothing to report.
Report: B. Carbon County Council of Governments - CCCOG (Council Member DeBari Martinez)
The next meeting is July 21, 2016 in the Town of Riverside.
Report: C. Downtown Development Authority/Main Street (Council Member Linda Smith)
The DDA/Main Street meeting was held Monday, June 21, 2016. Items discussed were The Great Race which will be held tomorrow and the DDA could use volunteers to help with the cars; LoCash Concert will be July 8th; DDA has a new data base being installed; the Board tried to get the County Assessment lowered for the Rainbow Teton Entreprenuerial Center but the County felt it was assessed appropriately; the Passion and Pride Ball committee will begin work at the end of July for the Ball to be held in September; the Facade Easement Project is moving forward; Depot triangles have been cemented in; SummerFest is moving along; and the Board is supporting Rawlins Municipal Code, Title 19 proposed amendments.
Report: D. Great Divide Economic Development Coalition, Carbon and Sweetwater Counties (Council Member Linda Smith)
Council member Smith stated she is expecting to have a meeting soon.
Report: E. Rawlins Planning Commission (Council Member Louis Espinoza, Sr.)
The Planning Commission met June 14, 2016. Items addressed were: Rawlins Municipal Code, Title I Amendments for the 1/2 mile buffer zone around the City and the Zone Map amendments to exclude the buffer, the Iron Horse subdivision preliminary plat, an application made by the City for a PZ16-05-01 Rezone of 1600 E. Daily Street zoned R-75 and change to Industrial, and Title 19.
Report: F. Urban Systems Committee (Council Member Steve Sanger)
There was nothing to report.
Report: G. Wyoming Association of Municipalities (WAM) Region Six Report (Council Member Jim Wells)
Council Member Wells reported the WAM meeting in Cody was great. All the Resolutions submitted by the City of Rawlins passed, especially the Wind Tax. At the Region 6 meeting, a list will soon be presented regarding future projects. A mobile application for video conferencing of the Region 6 meeting will soon be available. Instructional hand outs for this application will be distributed for the next meeting with the hope participation will increase. Katie Waldner will be the secretary of Region 6. The Green River City Treasurer will be on the Ad Hoc Committee. The WAM Board meeting goal is to be proactive instead of reactive. There is a new LTS program consisting of eight hour certifications instead of levels. Most interesting thing he heard at the WAM Convention for our employees was “there is no challenge too great for Rawlins”.
5. Minutes
Action, Minutes: A. Approve - Minutes of June 7, 2016 Regular Meeting
Motion: Approve the City Council Regular Meeting Minutes of June 7, 2016, as presented.
Motion by Linda Smith, second by Steve Nicholson.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
6. Correspondence/Reports/Information
Information: A. Department Monthly Reports
No Comments were made.
7. Agenda
Action: A. Approve - Agenda
Motion: Approve the June 21, 2016, City Council Agenda as amended by deleting from New Business, Item E-Approval of the rezone of 526 Koontz from C-2 to Industrial.
Motion by Jim Wells, second by Linda Smith.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
8. Board Appointments
Action: A. Board of Adjustments
Motion: Appoint Wayne Gotfredson to the Board of Adjustments Board for a 3-year term ending January 31, 2018.
Motion by Robert L Grauberger, second by Steve Nicholson.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
9. Unfinished Business
Action: A. Ordinance - Third and Final Reading Approving FY 2016-2017 Budget (Dan Izzo)
Motion: Approve on third and final reading of the Budget Ordinance for a total appropriation of expenses and revenues at $36,843,044 for fiscal year 2016-2017 as presented and waive the reading of the ordinance.
Motion by DeBari Martinez, second by Steve Sanger.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
Action: B. Ordinance - Third and Final Reading Approving Loan Documents from Bank of the West for the Landfill Closure Project (Scott Hannum)
Motion: Approve on third and final reading of the Ordinance the loan amount of $1,650,000 from the Bank of the West and associated documents for the purpose of funding the City share of the Landfill Closure as presented and waive the reading of the ordinance.
Motion by Jim Wells, second by Louis Espinoza.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
Action: C. Ordinance - Second Reading Amending Rawlins Municipal Code Title 15 (Danielle Gross)
Motion: Approve on second reading of the Ordinance amending City of Rawlins Municipal Code Title 15 as presented and waive reading of the ordinance.
Motion by Linda Smith, second by Steve Nicholson.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
10. New Business
Action: A. Resolution - Advocating Support For Preserving the Current Excise Tax Structure for Wind Energy to the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee (Amy Bach, City Attorney)
Motion: Approve the resolution advocating support for preserving the current excise tax structure for wind energy to the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee.
Motion by Linda Smith, second by Jim Wells.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
Action: B. Proposal Award - Request for Professional Engineer P.E. Proposals for the Higley Blvd. Corridor Study (Danielle Gross)
Motion: Award the proposal to Engineering Associates in the amount of Sixty Four Thousand Five Hundred and zero cents ($64,500.00) for the Higley Blvd. Corridor Study.
Motion by Steve Sanger, second by Louis Espinoza.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
Action: C. Approve - Fourth of July 2016 Fireworks Permit (John Rutherford)
Motion: Approve the permit for 2016 Fourth of July Fireworks to the Rawlins Fire Department in accordance with City of Rawlins ordinance 9.32.040 C.
Motion by Linda Smith, second by DeBari Martinez.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
Action: D. Ordinance - First Reading Amending Rawlins Municipal Code Title 1 (Danielle Gross)
Motion: Approve Ordiance Amending Rawlins Municipal Code Title 1 on first reading and waive reading of the ordinance.
Motion by Steve Sanger, second by Steve Nicholson.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
Action: E. Request - Landfill Fee Waiver for 419 W. Maple Street (Scott Hannum)
Approve the landfill fee waiver for 419 W. Maple Street as recommended by staff.
Motion by Linda Smith, second by Steve Sanger.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
Nay: Steve Nicholson
Action: F. Resolution - Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Pay Plan (Scott Hannum)
Motion: Approve the resolution adopting the City of Rawlins Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Pay Plan.
Motion by Steve Sanger, second by DeBari Martinez.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Jim Wells
Abstain: Linda Smith
Action: G. Bid Award - Rawlins Entryway Signage (Scott Hannum)
Motion: Award the three entryway signs to Wyoming Signs for fabrication and installation in the amount of $96,911.00.
Motion by Linda Smith, second by Louis Espinoza.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
Action: H. Approve - Payroll
Motion: Approve the payroll amount of $213,087.25 for the pay period of May 29, 2016, through June 11, 2016.
Motion by DeBari Martinez, second by Steve Nicholson.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
Action: I. Approve - Accounts Payable
ALSCO 46.00
AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULT 188.19
BI-RITE PHARMACY 89.95
Bomgaars Supply 140.69
C.C. VETERINARY HOSPITAL 39.20
CALTON, JENITA 905.00
CAPITAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS 1,045.78
CARBON COUNTY CHILD DEVELOPMENT 150.00
CARBON COUNTY GOVERNMENT 249.75
CARBON COUNTY WEED & PEST 29.77
CASPER WINNELSON COMPANY 93.16
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS 2,500.00
COCA COLA BOTTLING CO. HIGH COUNTRY 45.00
DAILY TIMES 66.65
DALLIN MOTORS 3.32
DOWN TO EARTH CLEANERS #1 29.22
EAGLE UNIFORM SUPPLY 99.77
EMPLOYERS COUNCIL SERVICES INC 120.00
ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES 20,204.20
FASTENAL COMPANY 22.29
FEDERAL LICENSING 124.00
GCR ELECTRONICS LLC 330.00
GOLDER ASSOCIATES INC 12,905.25
GRAINGER 55.44
HANSEN, MELISSA 150.00
HENSLEY BATTERY, LLC 33.93
HI COUNTRY LANDSCAPES & LAWNCARE LLC 3,200.00
HIGH DESERT WELDING 23.20
HR EMPLOYMENT LAW 329.00
INTER-MTN LABORATORIES, INC. 8,554.30
JC GOLF ACCESSORIES 94.10
KASPAR OIL COMPANY 6,347.24
LARIAT INTERNATIONAL 375.21
MACPHERSON, KELLY & THOMPSON 5,558.09
MANLEY, LEAH 7.17
MARTINEZ, ANGIE 285.07
MASEK GOLF CAR CO. 41.78
METLIFE INVESTORS USA INS. CO. 69.19
MY OFFICE ETC 52.42
NFPA 445.00
NORCO, INC 269.17
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS 85.94
PERKINS OIL COMPANY 1,353.78
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS 273.89
RASMUSSONS FURNITURE 10.00
ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 61.63
SAFETY KLEEN CORPORATION 60.00
SECURITY CONCEPTS, LLC 1,500.00
SOROPTOMIST CLUB OF RAWLINS 125.00
SOURCE GAS DISTRIBUTION LLC 4,193.48
STAR AWARDS & SIGNS 8.50
TERMINIX OF WYOMING 75.00
TITAN MACHINERY 179.96
TRANS UNION CORPORATION 90.10
TRUE VALUE OF RAWLINS 104.82
ISC, INC dba VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES 6,200.00
VERIZON WIRELESS 357.17
WALLER, ANNETTE 181.33
WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 199.00
WYOMING MACHINERY COMPANY 4.48
WYOMING WASTE SYSTEMS-RAWLINS 1,600.78
ZABALA, ANTHONY 82.55
Motion: Approve the accounts payable register for the period of June 3, 2016 to June 10, 2016, in the amount of $82,064.91
Motion by Linda Smith, second by Louis Espinoza.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
11. Executive Session - In
Action: A. Claims, Land, Personnel, or Matters Confidential by Law
Motion: Move to go in to Executive Session for claims, land, personnel, or matters confidential by law at 9:04 P.M.
Motion by Linda Smith, second by Steve Nicholson.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
City Attorney Amy Bach and Interim City Manager Scott Hannum were excused from executive session at 9:06 P.M.
Mayor Grauberger came out of executive session at 9:31 P.M., at which time City Attorney Amy Bach returned to executive session.
Mayor Grauberger returned to executive session at 10:59 P.M.
Interim City Manager Scott Hannum returned to executive session at 11:03 P.M.
12. Executive Session - Out
Action: A. Executive Session - Out
Motion: Move to come out of executive session at 11:17 P.M.
Motion by Linda Smith, second by DeBari Martinez.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Robert L Grauberger, Steve Nicholson, Louis Espinoza, DeBari Martinez, Steve Sanger, Linda Smith, Jim Wells
13. Adjourn: There being no objections to matters discussed in Executive Session, Council Member Smith made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 11:18 P.M.
Presented by: Marla K. Brown, City Clerk Approved by: Robert L. Grauberger, Mayor
Publish: July 7, 2016
No. 6981

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