11.25.21 City Council Minutes

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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 Don Steveson, Lance Miles, Ann McColley, and Daren Downs. Councilman Tyrel Owens was absent. Also present were Department Heads City Police Chief Sam Keller, City Engineer Mike Moore, City Attorney Dublin Hughes, and City Clerk/Treasurer Greg James.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Ann McColley moved, seconded Don Steveson to approve the agenda as amended, adding catering permit approval for Cap N Bottle and Andy Packard reference using Washington Park for the ice rink again. Motion carried. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  Don Steveson moved, seconded Lance Miles to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of Monday, November 1, 2021.  Motion carried.




Approval of catering permit for Cap N Bottle. Ann McColley moved, seconded Don Steveson to approve the catering permit for Cap N Bottle for the Festival of Trees held at the Senior Center on Friday, December 3, 2021. Motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING: as advertised to hear public comment on the proposed Wyoming Business Council Business Ready Planning Grant for the proposed Heritage Park. Dave Ehlers spoke in favor of the project and planning grant. Linda Hunt asked if the property had been transferred to the City, answered not until the construction grant had been approved. Don Steveson moved, seconded Ann McColley to approve this application and Resolution No. 2, Series 2021 supporting the grant and application. Motion carried.


Mayor Gualtieri read a letter from the Weston County Historical Preservation Board expressing appreciation for the resources to preserve the stone wall along South Summit. Also acknowledged were the donation of land from Kaylee and Curtis Harley that made the restoration possible.


City Attorney Dublin Hughes read Ordinance No. 2, Series 2021 on 2nd reading. The heading reads: AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 5, SERIES 2017 AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Don Steveson moved, seconded Ann McColley to pass Ordinance No. 2, Series 2021 on second reading. Motion carried. Mr. Hughes then read Ordinance No. 3, Series on first reading. The heading reads: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 17, OFFENSES—MISCELLANEOUS TO INCLUDE SECTION 17-13.3 AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, Section 17-13.3 to read, “Adjacent landowners to maintain adjacent publicly owned right-of-way. Don Steveson moved, seconded Daren Downs to pass Ordinance No. 3, Series 2021 on first reading. Motion carried. After some discussion, it was recommended a resolution be passed to define the City’s part in snow removal on the sidewalks along Main Street.

City Engineer Mike Moore recommended appointing Rhonda Lyman to the Newcastle Planning & Zoning Board. Ann McColley moved, seconded Don Steveson to approve this appointment. Motion carried. Mr. Moore reported on several on-going projects such as water break cleanup, compost grinding, and sewer rodding. Mr. Moore reported the City received a planning grant for the remainder of the west end bike path. There are currently 71 active building permits.

City Police Chief Sam Keller reported YTD calls for service at 4723, and 690 for the month of November. Taylor Ide has completed the dispatcher basic course and Chief Keller recommends a $0.50 per hour raise for that completion. Ann McColley moved, seconded Daren Downs to approve this request, effective November 13, 2021. Motion carried. Chief Keller reported positive on-going communications with the Sheriff’s office and Upton.

City Clerk/Treasurer Greg James presented the voting ballot for the Local Government Liability Pool and was directed to cast the ballot.  He also noted the auditor’s will be in the office on Tuesday for in-house work.



CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY: Don Steveson moved, seconded Lance Miles to pay the claims against the city dated November 15, 2021. Motion carried. Ann McColley moved, seconded Don Steveson to adjourn this regular meeting of the Newcastle City Council at 7:43 p.m. Meeting adjourned.

Claims: Advanced Drug Testing, Inc., DOT testing, $52.00; APWA Membership, membership renewal, $390.00; BCN Telecom, Inc., long distance service, $197.24; Black Hills Energy, electric service, $269.94; Black Hills Title Company, title insurance, Well #5, $2580.00; Butler Machinery Co., parts, $14,096.50; Cambria Supply, supplies/materials, $388.96; Century Link, E-911 data service, $952.18; Dick Crawford, FD concrete saw, $900.00; Deckers Food Center, housekeeping supplies, $104.67; Delta Dental of Wyoming, employee dental insurance, $2330.00; Desert Mountain, ice slicer, $5805.78; Eastern Wyoming Equipment Co., Inc., parts, $2932.15; Emergency Apparatus Maintenance, truck pump testing, $2508.64; Energy Laboratories, Inc., water sample testing, $1396.00; Engineering Associates, pump station design, $1163.88; First State Bank, water bond redemption, $49,912.50; Fisher Sand & Gravel co., base course rock, $1459.96; Frontier Home Ranch & Hardware, supplies/materials, $1594.38; Gateway Travel Center, fuel purchases, $3061.14; Hansen Equipment, parts, $38.00; Infinity Diesel, Inc., FD truck repair, $2960.46; Interstate Power Systems, new light plant, $8900.00; John Francis Masonry, stone wall repair, $11,000.00; Laboratory Corp. of America, DOT testing, $153.25; Mastercard, cemetery tolls & supplies, $2176.49; Municipal Court, checks refill, $37.44; Newcastle Equipment Co., parts/repairs, $1749.50; Newcastle Volunteer Fire Dept., hose test meal, $124.67; News Letter Journal, legal ads/minutes, $1294.50; NORCO, Inc., batteries, $158.69; Northern Technologies, LLC, biosolids testing, $1283.00; Northwest Pipe Fittings, Inc., pipe/fittings/parts, $2348.13; One Call of Wyoming, utility locates, $25.50; Range, city share phones, $365.19; Range, E-911 trunk, $151.28; , Range, phone service, $1016.36; Rapid Delivery, parts delivery, $15.00; Genell Rothleutner, PD cleaning, $200.00; Senator Ogden Driskill, payment for agreement, $100.00; Short Stop Fuel Mart, fuel purchases, $5397.81; Angie Svoboda, water deposit refund, $134.74; Lucky Teigen-Grummons, FD cleaning, $300.00; Top Office Products, PD copy charge, $136.27; Trugreen-Chemlawn, FD lawn fertilizer, $119.00; Becky Vodopich, city office cleaning, $300.00; WEBT, employee life insurance, $102.75; Weston County Road & Bridge, fuel purchase FD, $32.78; Weston County Treasurer, property tax/youth service, airport expenses, $2739.90; Wilder Graphic Design, business cards, $32.87; Woody’s Food Center, housekeeping supplies, $493.58; Wyoming Dept. of Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety, FD training materials, $383.96; 


Pam Gualtieri, Mayor

ATTEST: City Clerk/Treasurer, Greg James


(Publish November 25, 2021)


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