GR LOGO         CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
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I.
7:00PM

Call to Order: May 18, 2021 Council

II.

Pledge of Allegiance

III.

Approval of Agenda

IV.

Proclamations

A.

National Public Works Week

V.

Presentations

A.

Executive Fire Officer Program Certificate of Completion - Larry Erdmann

B.

Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo Committee Update

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.

Resolutions

A.

Consideration of a Resolution Increasing the General Fund in the Cemetery Program


Suggested Motion: I move to approve the budget resolution to move funds in the General Fund from the Mosquito Program to the Cemetery Program, in the amount of $19,000.
B.

Consideration of a Resolution Increasing the Capital Projects Fund in the Pavement Management Project


Suggested Motion: I move to approve the resolution increasing the Capital Projects Fund in the Pavement Management project, in the amount of $50,000.
VIII.

Council Action Items

A.

Consideration to Approve the Amended Contract with the Wyoming Department of Health


The primary objective of this project is to provide the Governor, State Health Officer, County Health Officers and local officials the most granular data possible on the pandemic for an additional time period. This has the potential to inform policy actions going forward and help communities understand the level of risk they are facing.

Suggested Motion: I move to authorize the Mayor to sign the Amended Contract between the Wyoming Department of Health and the City of Green River Wastewater Treatment Plant for coronavirus 2 surveillance in wastewater.
B.

Consideration to Award the Bid for the 2021 Cape Seal Project


This project consists of the installation of a Cape Seal of approximately 130,000 square yards and approximately 500 square yards of patching on 26 roadways in the City per the Base Bid Schedule and Bid Alternate A. The Bid Opening for the Project was held on May 7, 2021 and four Bids were received for the Project with Advanced Paving & Construction being the low Bidder at $538,797.60. The Engineer's Estimate was approximately $600,000 for this schedule of work. Bid Alternate A contained work for two additional streets (Upland Way & Commerce Drive). This work was Bid at $134,239.20 by Advanced Paving & Construction.  

Suggested Motion: I move to award the 2021 Cape Seal Project to Advanced Paving & Construction, in the amount of $673,036.80 including the Base Bid and Bid Alternate A and authorize the Mayor to sign the Agreement.
  
C.

Consideration to Approve Task Order Two to Agreement with APCO, Inc. for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Design and Consulting


The Public Works Department entered into an Agreement with APCO, Inc. for designing the City's Wastewater Collections System and Water Distribution SCADA in 2019. Task Order Two is the computer programming development of the SCADA system and necessary software.

Suggested Motion: I move to approve Task Order Two, in the amount of $316,100 for the SCADA Design Agreement with APCO, Inc.
  
D.

Consideration to Authorize the Parks & Recreation Department Submit a Local Government Energy Improvement Retrofit Grant Application to the Wyoming Energy Authority


The Parks and Recreation Department would like to add a variable frequency drive (VFD) controller to the pumps that allow the cemetery to be irrigated. A VFD controller varies the frequency and voltage of the power supply to the motor and controls the ramp-up and ramp-down of the motor during start and stop. The controller would provide a significant energy and cost savings and be easier on the irrigation system. There are Rocky Mountain Power cash incentives for completing the project in addition to the grant.

Suggested Motion:  I move to authorize the Parks and Recreation Department to submit a Local Government Energy Improvement Retrofit Grant application to the Wyoming Energy Authority, in the amount of $15,000 for the addition of a VFD Controller at the Cemetery. 
E.

Consideration to Authorize the Police Department to Submit a Grant Application to the Humane Society of the United States

The animal shelter takes in approximately 900 animals per year. The vast majority of these animals are returned to their owner or adopted out. However, roughly 10% of them are either vicious, sick or otherwise unable to adopt out, requiring them to be euthanized. This is a very low percentage for a municipal shelter and would rank our facility as a no-kill shelter by most recognized measures.

Currently, euthanizing is done by either an injection or with the use of carbon monoxide in a manner consistent with current guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association. We are currently unable to utilize injections to euthanize all of the time as we do not have the needed equipment to handle vicious animals in a safe manner during that process. Handling animals while administering an injection includes multiple hazards to staff to include injury and infection for a bite or scratch, injury from lifting large moving animals and stress from both the fear of dealing with a vicious animal as well as the emotional difficulty of having to euthanize an animal in close proximity as they pass. Purchasing the needed equipment would alleviate some of the physical risk involved by better containing animals that could bite or scratch and providing a system for lifting heavier animals. Needed equipment would cost approximately $6,000. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has offered the City a $5,000 grant towards purchasing the needed equipment if the City is willing to dismantle the current carbon monoxide euthanasia equipment and cease using it as a method of euthanasia.

Suggested Motion: I move to authorize the Police Department to Submit a Grant Application to the Humane Society of the United States, in the amount of $5,000 and authorize the mayor to sign the agreement.

F.

Consideration to authorize the Police Department to apply for a Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness grant

Officer wellness has been a focus for the Green River Police Department as well as NW3C in recent years. The department has identified several areas of improvement to support officer wellness to include forming and training a peer support team which has been initiated. NW3C has been developing programs to assist agencies in planning, developing and sustaining efforts in this regard.

The Police Department wishes to apply for a $125,000 LEMHWA Grant. Approximately 40% of the award would be sub-granted to NW3C towards the development of a Strategic Training for Organizational Resilience and Mindset (STORM) program. Development of the program would include providing training GRPD Officers as part of the program pilot. The funds not sub-granted would be used to implement and sustain wellness initiatives identified through the training. NW3C is looking to partner in this manner with six departments across the United States of varying size and region to ensure a program is developed that is scalable. GRPD has been selected due to it’s size and rural nature. The application for funding must be submitted by June 3rd, 2021. The award would likely be announced in October.

Suggested Motion: I move to authorize the Police Department  to submit a Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act Grant application to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), in the amount of $125,000.

IX.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approval of an agreement with the Sweetwater County Events Complex


Suggested Motion:
I move to approve the Equipment Rental Agreement with the Sweetwater County Events Complex for people movers for the 2021 Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo.
B.

Approval to Write-Off Accounts that have Been Deemed Uncollectible


Suggested Motion: I move to write-off account 505, in the amount of $100.
C.

Issuance of a Malt Beverage Permit to Seedskadee Chapter #533 of Trout Unlimited


Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of a malt beverage permit to Seedskadee Chapter #533 of Trout Unlimited for their Annual Fundraiser Fly Fishing Film Tour event on June 5, 2021, from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm, at Expedition Island.
D.

Issuance of a Malt Beverage Permit to Renee Pilling and Alissa Davis


Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of a malt beverage permit to Renee Pilling & Alissa Davis for a Vendor Market Event on October 15, 2021, from 5 pm until 9 pm, at the Island Pavilion.  
E.

Issuance of a Catering Permit to Square State Brewing


Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of a catering permit to Square State Brewing to cater alcoholic beverages at the Iron Cowboy CrossFit: Couch to 5k Fundraiser and CrossFit Competition on June 5, 2021, from 10 am until 5 pm at Stratton Meyers Park, pending approval by the Rock Springs City Council.
F.

Issuance of a Catering Permit to Square State Brewing


Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of a catering permit to Square State Brewing to cater alcoholic beverages at Seedskadee Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing Film Tour on June 5, 2021, from 5:30 pm until 11:30 pm, pending approval from the Rock Springs City Council.  
G.

Approval of Minutes for:

G.i.

April 20, 2021 Council

G.ii.

April 27, 2021 Council Workshop

G.iii.

May 4, 2021 Council

G.iv.

May 11, 2021 Council Workshop

H.

Approval of Payment of Bills:

H.i.

Prepaid Invoices - $108,544.99

H.ii.

Outstanding Invoices - $276,328.75

H.iii.

Payroll Expenditures - $297,525.00

Documents:
  1. 5-18-21 Payroll.pdf
H.iv.

Preauthorization Payments - $1,065,000.00

X.

City Administrator's Report

XI.

City Attorney's Report

XII.

Mayor and Council Board Updates & Reports

XIII.

Executive Session

XIV.

Adjournment