City minutes September 5, 2023


City Council Proceedings
September 5, 2023
The governing body of the City of Powell met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on September 5, 2023, in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Mayor John Wetzel called the meeting to order, and the following were present: Mayor John Wetzel, Council Members Tim Sapp, Floyd Young, Geoff Hovivian, Zane Logan, Steven Lensegrav and Lesli Spencer. City Officials: City Administrator Zack Thorington, City Clerk Tiffany Brando, City Attorney Sandee Kitchen and Deputy Attorney Scott Kath. Approval of Agenda: Mayor Wetzel requested addition of Library Grant Opportunity under Matters from the Public. Councilman Young moved to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Councilman Logan, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED.
Approval of August 21, 2023: Councilwoman Spencer moved to approve as presented, seconded by Councilman Lensegrav, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Bills and Claims: Councilman Lensegrav made a motion the bills be allowed and authorize the Treasurer to draw warrants for payment of the same, seconded by Councilman Young, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Powell High School Alumni Association: Gerry Wilkins gave an overview of the annual alumni for PHS and hopes to get more people involved to showcase Powell.
Park County Library Storywalk at Homesteader Park Discussion – Roseanne Spiering spoke on a proposed permanent installation around Homestead Park rest area in which the library would switch out stories for a Storywalk. Funding will come from the Park Co. Library Foundation, and they are asking for approval for installation and city staff to assist with installation. Councilman Hovivian moved to approve the installation and agreement contingent on research for the rest area based on the map provided, seconded by Councilman Logan, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED.
Request for Food Truck Parking 156 S Bent St Parking Lot: Alicia Bruce spoke on fundraiser for Park Co. Animal Shelter and requested a food vendor be able to park from Sept. 15th at 1pm to Sept. 16th at 7pm for an event at Avalon Tattoo for Tails & Tats. A closure permit has already been obtained from the police department and will verify if the vendor is licensed with the city. Councilman Hovivian moved to approve request, seconded by Councilwoman Spencer, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED.
Park County Library Grant Opportunity: Geoff Bauman on behalf of the Park Co. Library Board spoke on a grant available through Wyoming Library Multi-Purpose Community Facility Program (WLMCF) and the board would like to ask for $10 million in grant funding for a renovation of the Powell Library. They are asking the City for a letter of support and a good faith pledge of $10,000 as well as an extension on the current lease for another 99 years. With those items they will be able to apply for the grant in October. Mayor Wetzel requested they come back with a formal agenda item to request the pledge and letter of support and would like to see staff work on drafting a new agreement. Councilwoman Spencer moved to direct staff to work on drafting a 99-year lease between the appropriate parties, seconded by Councilman Hovivian, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED.
Committee Updates: Councilman Young YCAN. Progressive Insurance Partial Release of Claim: Attorney Kitchen gave an overview of the claim for reimbursement and is a partial release of damage to city property for $3,492.90 of the full damage of $7,530 and the City will seek to collect the balance. Councilman Lensegrav moved to approve the partial release and authorize all necessary signatures, seconded by Councilman Logan, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. General Announcements: WMPA meeting is Sept. 20th at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers. Adjourn: There being no further business to be considered at this meeting, Councilman Hovivian moved to adjourn, seconded by Councilman Logan, unanimous approval, MOTION CARRIED. Mayor Wetzel adjourned the regular meeting at 6:34 p.m.
/s/ John F. Wetzel, Mayor
/s/ Tiffany Brando, City Clerk

1 AFLAC Dependent Childcare $933.32 Payroll Deductions
2 AFLAC Insurance Premiums $2,574.64 Payroll Deductions
3 AFLAC Unreimbursed Medical $3,487.68 Payroll Deductions
4 Internal Revenue Service $83,424.40 FICA 5 MASA Medical Air Services Assn $817.00 Payroll Deductions
6 Great West Retirement Service $8,846.73 Deferred Compensation 7 Wyoming Retirement System $58,452.81 Retirement Contribution 8 Health Benefit Plan $94,630.00 Plan Benefit TOTAL PAYROLL RELATED: $253,166.58 TOTAL PAID WAGES IN AUGUST 2023 $290,603.31 11 Aldrich’s Streets 18.00 Concrete Bolts 12 Alsco Police 82.39 Mat Cleaning
13 Aqua Flow International Inc. Water 5,355.53 Software Maintenance Fees, New
Control Panel Water Dock
14 Asphalt Preservation Streets 272,025.00 Asphalt Slurry Seal 2023 15 Association Of Public Treasurers Finance 159.00 Membership Fees K Nelson
16 AT&T Wireless Admin, IT 267.68 Cell Phone Charges
17 Bloedorn Lumber Elec, Parks 471.73 Chainsaw & Patio Block
18 BNSF Railway Company Electric 2,626.91 Power Line 3 Year Lease
19 Body & Paint by Tait Sani, Police 1,197.66 Replace Glass F250 & Replace
Windshield on Patrol Vehicle
20 Border States Electric Supply Electric 7,227.74 Locater Repairs, Coupler, Straps,
Breakers & Elbow
21 Bradford Supply Company Parks 367.45 Irrigation Supplies
22 City of Powell ~ Utilities Various 24,536.38 Monthly Utility Fees
23 Emblem Enterprises, Inc. Police 176.73 Chevron Patches
24 Energy Laboratories, Inc Waste Water 750.00 Waste Water Testing
25 Fastenal Electric 32.49 Nuts & Bolts
26 General Distributing Company Aquatic 150.00 Tank Rental Fees
27 Graybar Electric Company Electric 135.63 Overload Relay & Terminal Block
28 Hartford, The Various 1,519.34 Monthly LTD Benefit
29 HDR Engineering Inc. Airport 4,645.79 Engineering Fees
30 HUB International Various 83,900.00 Property Insurance
31 Intermountain Sweeper Company Streets 84.48 Replace Switch in Sweeper
32 J & J Construction LLC Electric 3,629.50 7th St Boring Project Final Payment
33 John Deere Financial Elec, Parks 222.67 Mower Blade, Ratchet Straps, Hitch
34 Leisure In Montana Aquatic 5,069.52 Pulsar Briquettes
35 Midland Implement Company, Inc Parks 1,681.55 Well Pump
36 Mountain States Pipe & Supply Water 7,444.72 ERT’s & 3” Water Meter
37 Mountain West Computer Various 204.52 Pens, Folders, Envelopes, Wall
Planner, Batteries, Rubber Stamps
38 National Testing Network Police 150.00 Annual Membership Fees
39 Northwest Rural Water District Airport, W Water 169.00 Monthly Water Fees
40 O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Various 369.72 Filters, Hose Mender, Battery,
Filters & Polish
41 Powell Ace Hardware, LLC Various 325.46 Cleaners, Wasp Killer, Tools,
Sealants & Hardware
42 Powell Welding & Industrial Supply, LLC Parks 39.50 String Trimmer Head
43 Production Machine Company Streets 486.14 Chains & Boomers
44 ProForce Law Enforcement Police 1,638.13 Hand Gun Holsters
45 Quill LLC Admin, Police 74.98 Cleaner & Scouring Sticks
46 Rocky Mountain Power Waste Water 198.78 RD 6 Pump Fees
47 Roselli Cleaning Services Building 3,500.00 August Cleaning Services City Hall
& Police Department
48 Safariland LLC Police 89.96 Ink Pad for Fingerprints
49 Shuler, Jared Electric 124.48 Meal Reimbursements for Line
School in Cody
50 Smith Psychological Services Police 800.00 Pre Employment Evaluation Fees
51 Specialty Tool & Attachment Parks 9.99 Cutting Wheel
52 State of Wyoming Dept of Revenue Aquatics, Elec 14,092.72 Sales Tax Collected
53 Tesco - The Eastern Specialty Co Electric 294.00 Quarterly Adaptive Services
54 Verizon Wireless Various 1,985.55 Cell Phone Charges
55 Vision West, Inc. Aquatics, Admin 982.50 Staff Shirts, Website Twitter Feed &
Website Development
56 WESCO Receivables Corp Electric 1,269.93 Stingray Wire
57 Wyo Local Government Liability Pool Sanitation 350.00 Claim Deductible Fees Total Claims: $450,933.25
Publ., Thurs., Sept. 14, 2023