July 19, 2021 Newcastle City Council Minutes

NLJ Staff




MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021


Mayor Pam Gualtieri called this regular meeting of the Newcastle City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Those present were Mayor Gualtieri; Council members Tyrel Owens, Don Steveson, Lance Miles, Ann McColley, Michael Alexander and Daren Downs. Also present were Department Heads City Engineer Mike Moore, City Attorney Michael Stulken and City Clerk/Treasurer Greg James. City Police Chief Sam Keller was absent.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Ann McColley moved, seconded Daren Downs to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Don Steveson moved, seconded Lance Miles to approve the minutes of Tuesday, July 6, 2021 as
presented. Motion carried.



City of Newcastle Public Works crew for the preparations and cleanup for the All School Reunion. Certificate will be delivered.

City of Newcastle Dispatchers for their hard work during the All School Reunion. Certificate will be delivered

Jennifer Smith and associates for their work in organizing and putting on the All School Reunion. Certificate will be mailed.


Ms. Linda Hunt reference bike path funds. She requested a committee meeting so she could make her presentation. Meeting was scheduled for immediately following the Council meeting.



Mayor Gualtieri reminded the Council of the meet & greet with Black Hills Energy on August 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Also a reminder of the EcoTech zoom presentation Tuesday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. at the County Commissioner’s meeting. 


City Engineer Mike Moore reported on BNSF closure of the Main Street and Walker Street crossings next week for repairs. Refilling the sewer lagoon has caused some water pressure fluctuations. The closure permit for Landfill #2 is complete and submitted, closure scheduled for December 2023. The cleanout of Cell B at the lagoon is scheduled for this fall. The
discharge permit for the lagoons has been issued. Bids were opened on July 13 for the Boyd Avenue project. Three bids were
submitted and after review, Mr. Moore
recommended accepting the bid from DRM in the amount of $533,380.82. Don Steveson moved, seconded Daren Downs to accept the bid from DRM. Motion carried. 

City Police Chief Sam Keller left a written report for the Council. Tyrel Owens moved, seconded Ann McColley to grant a $.50 per hour raise for Officers Barker and Riebel for completion of the Academy, effective July 18, 2021. Motion carried. 

City Clerk/Treasurer Greg James had
no report.

City Attorney Michael Stulken reported the final draft of the MOU has been completed and is being reviewed.



CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY:  Don Steveson moved, seconded Tyrel Owens to pay the claims against the City date July 19, 2021. Motion carried. Michael Alexander moved, seconded Daren Downs to adjourn this regular meeting of the Newcastle City Council at 7:25 p.m. Meeting adjourned.


Claims: Old Fiscal Year bills: Cambria Supply, parts/materials, $36.63; Fisher Sand & Gravel, crushed rock, $13,769.98; Inberg-Miller Engineers, landfill closure work, $20,994.30; Micro Motion, Inc., flow meter, $4522.36; S&S Builders, concrete joint sealing, $28,684.00; Lucky Teigen-Grummons, fire hall cleaning, $300.00; Weston County True Value, building materials, $222.38; Blue 360 Media, shipping & handling charges, $49.50; Black Hills Energy, electric service, $172.98; Cambria Supply, supplies/materials, $5442.34; Steve Carter, U-Haul rental, $29.95; Culligan Water Conditioning, bottled water, $58.50; Deckers Food Center, housekeeping supplies, $110.84; Eastern Wyoming Equipment Co., Inc., parts, $411.68; Energy Laboratories, Inc., sample testing, $595.00; Farnsworth Services Co., Inc., portable sanitation, $903.58; Frontier Home Ranch & Hardware, supplies/materials, $642.68; Gateway Travel Center, fuel purchases, $2802.27; Griswold Industries, on-line training, $120.00; Mastercard, fuel/travel/training, $3365.62; One Call of Wyoming, utility locates, $34.50; Postmaster, stamps, $437.00; Range, city share phone, $341.28; Rapid Delivery, Inc., parts delivery, $42.27; Short Stop Fuel Mart, fuel purchases, $4571.26; Valli Information Systems, credit card service, $100.00; Weston County Road & Bridge, fuel purchases, $541.85; Weston County Treasurer, June 2021 airport expense/June 2021 youth services, $938.99; Woody’s Food Center, housekeeping supplies, $78.83; Wyoming Rents, LLC, roller rental, $5993.20.  New fiscal year bills; 21 Electric, office AC repair, $337.50; Alpha Communications, July 2021 tower rent, $95.00; Black Mountain Software, annual support & service, $19,256.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming, employee medical insurance, $41,065.00; Cambria Supply, supplies/materials, $148.87; Deckers Food Center, housekeeping supplies, $28.79; Delta Dental of Wyoming, employee dental insurance, $2265.00; Tracy Fowler,
landfill deposit refund, $112.00; International Association of Chiefs of Police,
membership, $275.00; Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., Wyoming Statutes-PD, $547.36; Office Shop Leasing, office copier, $71.45; Range, E-911 service, $151.28; Range, phone service, $986.67; Genell Rothleutner, PD cleaning, $200.00; Simon North Region SD, adjust shortage, $27.00; Becky Vodopich, city office cleaning, $300.00; WEBT, employee life insurance, $105.25; Weston County Treasurer, tax handling fee, $49.35; WYDOT-Financial Services, citation books, $14.76; Wyoming Peace Officers Assoc., conference registration, $150.00.


Pam Gualtieri, Mayor

ATTEST: City Clerk/Treasurer, Greg James


(Publish July 29, 2021)


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