GR LOGO         CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
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I.
7:00PM

Call to Order: April 5, 2022 Council

II.

Pledge of Allegiance

III.

Approval of Agenda

IV.

Proclamations

A.

Child Abuse Awareness Month

B.

National Library Week

C.

National Service Recognition Day

D.

Sexual Assault Awareness

E.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

V.

Presentations

A.

SERVICE RECOGNITION FOR CORPORAL KARL BODE

B.

SEDC Update and Look into FY23

VI.

Citizen Requests and Other Communications

Now is the appropriate time for citizens in the audience to be recognized and to speak on items both on the agenda and of general concern for them as citizens of Green River. There will be a limit of three (3) minutes for each individual and five (5) minutes for a group spokesperson. No speaker shall speak more than twice on any issue.
VII.

Board and Committee Appointments

A.

Reappointment of Michele Schmidt to the Planning & Zoning Commission

Michele Schmidt has volunteered to continue serving on the Planning & Zoning Commission for a three (3) year term beginning May 1, 2022 and expiring April 30, 2025.

Suggested Motion: I move to confirm the Mayor's reappointment of Michele Schmidt to the Planning & Zoning Commission for a three (3) year term beginning May 1, 2022 and ending April 30, 2025.

VIII.

Ordinances

A.

Consideration on Second Reading an Ordinance Amending the City of Green River Ordinances Chapter 7, Articles II through IX, Buildings and Building Regulations

The latest editions of the International Code Council's building codes have been released and adopted by the State of Wyoming. These codes include the 2021 International Building Code, 2021 International Existing Building Code, 2021 International Residential Code, 2021 International Plumbing Code, 2021 International Mechanical Code, 2021 International Property Maintenance Code, 2021 International Fuel Gas Code, 2021 International Fire Code and the most recent National Electrical Code (2020). The new codes are proposed to be adopted with minor added amendments as described on the attachment. The purpose of updating the codes is optimal to reflect new technologies, materials, and methods, safety concerns thus promoting quality buildings that will last for years.

Suggested Motion: I move to approve on second reading the amendments to Chapter 7 of the City of Green River Code of Ordinances as they relate to the adoption of the 2021 International Code Council building codes. 

B.

Consideration on Second Reading an Ordinance Rezoning from B-2 (Downtown Business) to B-1 (General Business)

The applicants, United Pentecostal Church (property owner) and Smith's Food and Drug Centers, Inc. (petitioner), are requesting an amendment to the Official Zoning Map for a parcel located at 1175 Bridger Drive from B-2 (Downtown Business) to B-1 (General Business). The petitioner is requesting this change to construct a Fuel & Concession Kiosk. 

Suggested Motion: I move to approve on second reading an Ordinance to Amend the Official Zoning Map of the City of Green River, to rezone property located at 1175 Bridger Drive from B-2 (Downtown Business) to B-1 (General Business). 

IX.

Resolutions

A.

Consideration to Approve the Resolution to Release the Subordination Agreement in the Riverbend Subdivision

In 1982 the City of Green River in a joint agreement to obtain Federal 601 Funds to help bring more houses to the City. Part of the agreement was that buyers of the lots had to own the house for 5 years before the lots were sold or pro-rata share of the federal funds would have to paid back. During a recent title check a title company notified the City that the subordination of the lien had not been released on the property and they asked the City to release the lien. The time period on the repayment clause has elapsed on the properties and the City is releasing the lien.

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the resolution as attached and authorize the Mayor to sign the Resolution. 

B.

Consideration of a Resolution to Approve an Increase in the General Funds for Fiscal Year 2022

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the resolution increasing the General Funds for Fiscal Year 2022, in the amount of $65,600.

X.

Council Action Items

A.

Consideration to Award the Concession Stand Proposals for Stratton Myers and Veteran's Park

The Parks & Recreation Department advertised on March 3rd and the 10th to accept proposals to operate the concession stand during the 2022 season at Stratton Myers Park and Veteran's Park. RaNae Johnson; dba The Snak Shak LLC submitted proposals to operate both Stratton Myers and Veteran's Park concession stands. The concession agreements are the 2022 season starting May 2, 2022 through approximately October 1, 2022. 

Suggested Motion: I move to enter into agreements with ReNae Johnson; dba The Snak Shak to operate the concession stands at Stratton Myers and Veteran's Park for the 2022 season, pending legal approval.  

B.

Consideration of Environmental Services Proposal with Inberg Miller Engineers for Closed Landfill Monitoring

The City entered into a Landfill Engineering Services Agreement with Inberg Miller Engineers (IME) in 2009.  Since that time, IME has provided landfill groundwater monitoring and closure permitting assistance to the City.  The current proposal would retain IME to perform the annual required landfill groundwater monitoring in compliance with the City's DEQ reporting requirements.  

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the Environmental Services Proposal with Inberg Miller Engineers for $12,500 and authorize the Mayor to sign the Proposal.

C.

Consideration of WWTP Replacement Facility Loan Restructure Amendments

The City has received two Wyoming Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Loan Program loans for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Facility - a Design Loan (CW160) for $2.4 Million and a Construction Loan (CW182) for $27.6 Million.  Each of these loans were originated with an interest rate of 2.5%  Recent modifications to the CWSRF program have allowed the City to request a reduction of the interest rate to 0.5%, and the State Loan and Investment Board has approved this request.  The Amendments will document these interest rate adjustments for the two loans.  

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the First Amendment to Loan Agreement CW160 and the First Amendment to Loan Agreement CW182 for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Facility Project and authorize the Mayor to sign the Amendments.  

D.

Consideration to approve the 2022 Wyoming District 4 Annual Operating Plan agreement

The Annual Operating Plan (AOP) is meant to address issues affecting cooperation, interagency working relationships and protocols, financial agreements, and joint activities across the State of Wyoming.  The AOP details operating procedures applicable across the State and those applicable to specific districts.  

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the District 4 Annual Operating Plan Agreement and authorize the Mayor to sign said agreement, pending legal review.

XI.

Consent Agenda

A.

Issuance of Catering Permits to the Wild Horse Saloon, Inc., dba The Hitching Post Restaurant and Saloon

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of catering permits to the Wild Horse Saloon, Inc., dba the Hitching Post Saloon to cater alcoholic beverages at the Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo on June 3rd and June 4th, 2022, from 3 pm until midnight each day, at the rodeo arena. 

B.

Approval of an agreement with Arrow Land and Water, LLC for design consulting services for the Riverside Memorial Park Project

In 2020, the Park and Recreation obtained a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant to repair a portion of the Riverbank at Riverside Park and replace the playground. In 2022, we received a grant to replace the pathway and add lighting in Riverside Park. The first step of the project is for a consultant to design the repair to the Riverbank. The repair is necessary to prevent erosion of the bank from threatening Park assets and investments. We solicited quotes from interested firms and Arrow Land and Water provided the lowest quote.


Suggested Motion: I move to approve the agreement with Arrow Land Water, LLC for design consulting services, in the amount of $14,500, pending legal approval.

C.

Approval of Minutes for:

C.i.

March 15, 2022 Council

D.

Approval of Payment of Bills:

D.i.

Prepaid Invoices - $93,468.48

D.ii.

Outstanding Invoices - $167,610.88

D.iii.

Payroll Expenditures - $260,664.19

D.iv.

Preauthorization Payments - $1,065,000.00

XII.

City Administrator's Report

XIII.

City Attorney's Report

XIV.

Mayor and Council Board Updates & Reports

XV.

Executive Session

XVI.

Adjournment