Modification to consent agenda topic at Pine Bluffs Council meeting


November 30, 2017

Discussion to modify the Consent Agenda cover items Minutes from the November 6 meeting, consideration of Claims and Payroll, extended hours for Knotty Pine, building permits for a fence at 645 Black Blvd., a shed at 830 Sanders Dr., invoices for AVI PC and Lidstone & Associates. Modifications included New Years Eve extended hours for Knotty Pine be last call at 2:00 a.m., to pull the invoice for Lidstone & Associates. Council feels that the invoice needs to be challenged due to the fact, that billing is for updated information on a study provided approximately 2011 that was paid for at the time. The same information that was provided previously by Lidstone & Associates was not correct. Discussion on the AVI invoice confirmed that it was for last months service on land study for North Wells Master Land Plan. The information from the study is tentatively on schedule for the Dec. 18 council meeting.

Several Resolutions were on the new business/action items for the November 20 council meeting, including the -2017 Authorizing a site lease, a lease agreement, and an escrow agreement. Todd Bishop, with Keiser Wealth Management presented bid recommendations for Capital Leasing Subscriptions relating to the Resolution. Resolution 2017-13 Resolution Adopting the Wyoming Region 7 Hazard Mitigation Plan for Pine Bluffs, WY. Additional action items to this resolution include, wildfire protection and clean-up plan, public concern of no hail, tornado or storm shelters, increase notification and education or siren range and possibility of creating a Union Pacific railroad crossing over or under pass. The importance of adopting to this plan is to be eligible for federal or state funding for emergency management items, to be able to apply for any Laramie County Emergency Management Services grant funding that may become available. Resolution 2017-14 continuing as members of the SSBCI/WSCN which is Small State Business Credit Initiative and Wyoming Smart Capitol Network. In 2012 WSCN was formed, 17 municipalities joined together, Pine Bluffs joined the consortium to spur economic growth and help create jobs in the community. This is and equity fund to provide collateral for people to start a business. The final item on the new business/action items was to review and approve Wyoming Municipal Power Agency Amendment to original agreement. This is in regard to the fiscal year change. WPA board has voted to change their calendar year to a fiscal year, July 1st to June 30th. With this change it will mirror Pine Bluffs' fiscal year, to make reporting to WPA easier. All resolutions as well as the Wyoming Municipal Power Agency were moved, seconded and passed.

Department reports were: preparing for “Christmas at Home” as well as raffle tickets on sale, youth basketball registration starts the week of Nov. 27, proceeding with the pre-bid for water project, movie night at Community Center Nov. 16, about 125 kids plus adults attended, the town website is looking good and will be getting an even better update in March, WAM (Wyoming Association of Municipalities) winter workshop scheduled, next council meeting will be Dec.5.

Jerry Lamb had received a private easement for fiber optic cable request as well as the need for a franchise agreement with all utilities buried in the Town of Pine Bluffs easements.


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