GR LOGO         CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
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I.
7:00PM

Call to Order: July 20, 2021 Council

II.

Pledge of Allegiance

III.

Approval of Agenda

IV.

Presentations

A.

Green River Chamber of Commerce Update

V.

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.
VI.

Board and Committee Appointments

A.

Appointment of Nick Walrath to the Sweetwater County Water Users Coalition

The Sweetwater County Water Users Coalition Board would like to have the City appoint Nick Walrath as a member of the Board. Richard Mathey resigned from the Board in June. The open position is a member at large position and has to be appointed by Sweetwater County, the City of Rock Springs and the City of Green River. 

Suggested Motion: I move to confirm the Mayor's appointment of Nick Walrath as the County at Large member to the Sweetwater County Water Users Coalition.

VII.

Resolutions

A.

Consideration of a Resolution Approving the 80' Lattice Type Cellular Tower Special Use Permit

The petitioner, Union Telephone Company, is requesting consideration for Special Use Permit approval for the construction of an 80' lattice type cellular tower, to be located at 380 Uinta Drive. Special Use Permit review and approval is required for the height and type of the proposed wireless structure. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved this request on June 9, 2021. 

Suggested Motion #1: I move to un-table the approval of the resolution granting approval of a Special Use Permit filed by Union Telephone Company for the construction of an 80’ lattice type cellular tower to be located at 380 Uinta Drive, Green River, Wyoming.

Suggested Motion #2: I move to consider the approval of the resolution granting approval of a Special Use Permit filed by Union Telephone Company for the construction of an 80’ lattice type cellular tower to be located at 380 Uinta Drive, Green River, Wyoming.

Suggested Motion #3: I move to approve the Resolution granting approval of the Special Use Permit filed by Union Telephone Company for the construction of an 80’ lattice type cellular tower to be located at 380 Uinta Drive, Green River, Wyoming.

VIII.

Council Action Items

A.

Consideration of a Service Line Agreement with Dominion Energy for the Shoshone Pump Station

The Environmental Services Division has been working on energy efficiency projects in order to cut utility costs. Shoshone Pump Station currently has an inefficient electric heat system that costs on average $250 per month in the winter time. We are proposing running a new gas line to the pump station to change the heating system to natural gas. The cost savings on this will be close to $150 per month in the winter time using natural gas heat. The attached Agreement is to run a new gas service and establish a new service account for the pump station.  

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the Service Line Agreement with Dominion Energy for the Shoshone Pump Station, in the amount of $392.58 and authorize the Mayor to sign the Agreement.  

B.

Consideration of a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Rock Springs and the City of Green River to investigate the possibility of entering into a Joint Biosolids Handling Program

The Memorandum of Understanding between Rock Springs and Green River would allow the investigation of a Joint Biosolids Handling Program.  A joint venture would save both Cities money with a joint site and joint equipment. Biosolids are a product of an Activated Wastewater Treatment Plant, which the City of Green River is in the process of building.  

Suggested Motion: I move to authorize the Mayor to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Rock Springs and the City of Green River to investigate a Joint Biosolids Handling Program.  

C.

Consideration to Award the 2021 Water Improvement Project

This Project consists of the installation of water mains, hydrants and associated components in three cul-de-sacs (Pawnee, Commanche, Arapahoe) adjacent to Indian Hills  Drive.  The Bid Opening for the Project was held on July 9, 2021.  Two Bids were received:  Longhorn Construction ($217,580.50) and Jackman Construction ($240,556.00).  The Engineer's Estimate was approximately $310,000 for this schedule of work.  

Suggested Motion:  I move to award the 2021 Water Improvement Project to Longhorn Construction, Inc., in the amount of $217,580.50 per the Bid and authorize the Mayor to sign the Agreement.  

D.

Consideration to Award the 2021 Water Improvement Project Materials Testing

On June 22, 2021 Requests for Proposals were sent to firms in the area with expertise in materials testing services.  Two firms responded by the July 9, 2021 deadline.  A Professional Services Contract for materials testing services related to the 2021 Water Improvement Project was selected from JFC.  

Suggested Motion: I move to award a Professional Services Contract to JFC Engineers for construction materials testing services for the 2021 Water Improvement Project, in the amount of $7,450 and authorize the Mayor to sign the Contract.  

E.

Consideration of an Agreement with Sweetwater Smoke for the 2021 Art on the Green Banquet

The Green River Arts Council will hold an awards banquet during Art on the Green. The banquet is scheduled for August 21, 2021. Sweetwater Smoke has been chosen as this years caterer and they require a 50% deposit a month before the event date.  


Suggested Motion: I move to approve the agreement between Sweetwater Smoke and the City of Green River for $968.75 as a deposit for the Art on the Green banquet with the remaining balance to be paid on August 21, 2021, in the amount of $968.75, pending legal approval.

IX.

Consent Agenda

A.

Issuance of a Catering Permit to Embassy LLC., DBA Embassy Tavern

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of a catering permit to the Embassy LLC., dba Embassy Tavern to cater alcoholic beverages at the Wyoming Raised Fundraiser event on August 13, 2021 from 4 pm until 2 am, at the Island Pavilion. 

B.

Approval to Transfer the Red Feather, Inc., dba Red Feather Bar Liquor License

Suggested Motion: I move to authorize the Transfer of the Red Feather Inc., dba Red Feather Bar liquor license to cater alcoholic beverages at a Wedding on July 24, 2021 from 5:30 pm until midnight at 229 Old Stauffer Road, pending approval by the County.   

C.

Issuance of an Open Container Permit to Dan Adams for the Sam Bernal Benefit

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of an open container permit to Dan Adams for the Sam Bernal Benefit on July 31, 2021 from 12 pm until 6 pm, located at the parking lot in front of Flaming Gorge Harley Davidson.

D.

Issuance of Malt Beverage Permits to the Green River Chamber of Commerce

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of Malt Beverage Permits to the Green River Chamber of Commerce for the 20th Annual River Festival on August 20, 2021, from 3 pm until midnight and August 21, 2021, from 11 am until 5 pm at Expedition Island. 

E.

Approval to Write-Off Account Balances that have been Deemed Uncollectable

Suggested Motion: I move to write-off accounts 5477-006 for $122.52 and 3845-003 for $6.22.

F.

Approval of Payment of Bills:

F.i.

Prepaid Invoices - $229,625.34

F.ii.

Outstanding Invoices - $547,104.24

F.iii.

Payroll Expenditures - $368,567.88

F.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