GR LOGO         CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
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I.
7:00PM

Call to Order: February 16, 2021 Council

II.

Pledge of Allegiance

III.

Approval of Agenda

IV.

Proclamations

A.

Random Acts of Kindness Day

V.

Presentations

A.

Green River Chamber of Commerce 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.

Public Hearing

A.

Liquor License Renewals


The purpose of this public hearing is for citizens to be able to voice any comments or concerns regarding the liquor license renewals.
VIII.

Board and Committee Appointments

A.

Appointment of Amy Cox to the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee


Amy Cox volunteered to serve on the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee. She is currently the Planning & Zoning Administrator for the City of Green River.

Suggested Motion: I move to confirm the Mayor's appointment of Amy Cox to the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee to a two (2) year term beginning March 1, 2021 and expiring February 28, 2023.
B.

Appointment of Andy Hooten to the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee


Andy Hooten has volunteered to serve on the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee. He is currently an Engineer with the City of Green River.

Suggested Motion: I move to confirm the Mayor's appointment of Andy Hooten to the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee to a two (2) year term beginning March 1, 2021 and expiring February 28, 2023.
C.

Appointment of Neal Holcomb to the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee


Neal Holcomb has volunteered to serve on the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee. He is currently a Streets Operations Leader with the City of Green River.

Suggested Motion:  I move to confirm the Mayor's appointment of Neal Holcomb to the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee to a two (2) year term beginning March 1, 2021 and expiring February 28, 2023.
D.

Appointment of Rachel Todd to the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee


Rachel Todd has volunteered to serve on the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee. She currently is the Transportation Supervisor for Sweetwater County School District #2.

Suggested Motion:  I move to confirm the Mayor's appointment of Rachel Todd to the WYDOT Green River Urban System Advisory Committee to a two (2) year term beginning March 1, 2021 and expiring February 28, 2023.
E.

Reappointment of Mark Westenskow to the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee


Mark Westenskow is the Director of Public Works Department with the City of Green River. He has served on the Committee for several years.

Suggested Motion: I move to confirm the Mayor's reappointment of Mark Westenskow to the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee to a two (2) year term beginning March 1, 2021 and expiring February 28, 2023.
IX.

Council Action Items

A.

Consideration of Award of the Monroe & East Teton Water Project to Lewis & Lewis, Inc.


This project consists of the installation of water mains and associated components in Monroe Avenue and along East Teton Blvd.  The Bid Opening for the Project was held on January 28, 2021.  Seven Bids were received for the Project.

Suggested Motion: I move to award the Monroe & East Teton Water Project to Lewis & Lewis, Inc., in the amount of $404,880.51 per the Bid, and authorize the Mayor to sign the Agreement.
  
B.

Consideration of Award of Materials Testing Contract for Monroe & East Teton Water Project to Inberg Miller Engineers


On January 8, 2021 Requests for Proposals were sent out to the firms in the area with expertise in materials testing services. Four firms responded by the January 28, 2021 deadline.  

Suggested Motion: I move to award a Professional Services Contract to Inberg Miller Engineers for construction materials testing services for the Monroe & East Teton Water Project, in the amount of $5,800 and authorize the Mayor to sign the Contract.
  
C.

Consideration to Ratify the Submission of a Assistance to Firefighter (AFG) Grant Application to the Department of Homeland Security


The AFG Grant application period closed on Friday, February 12, 2021. The AGF grant is used to supply fire departments with necessary equipment to keep the fire departments compliant with NFPA standards. This year the fire department is looking to purchase 48 portable radios and 1 base station. This grant if awarded will help the Fire Department personnel with communication during an incident. The grant amount for these radios is $317,772.27 the City will have a 5% match for these funds, in the amount of $15,888.62.

Suggested Motion: I move to ratify the submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant application with the Department of Homeland Security, in the amount of $317,772.27 for 48 portable radios for the Green River Fire Department.
D.

Consideration to submit a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application through the Department of Homeland Security for additional staffing in the fire department.

The Green River Fire Department is requesting permission to apply for the AFG SAFER grant. The SAFER Grant application period is currently open. The SAFER Grant is used to bring fire department staffing to adequate levels to ensure the best response and safety to emergency response personnel. This grant cycle lasts for three consecutive years and will cover a percentage of the employees’ salary. The first two years will be at 75% funded from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), then in the final third year the DHS will cover 35%. After that it will be up to the City to maintain that position at its full cost. 

Suggested Motion: I move to authorize the Green River Fire Department to apply for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant with the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant.
Documents:
  1. SAFER 2021.pdf
E.

Consideration to Submit a Grant Application to the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation


The post-Labor Day storm in 2020 caused close to 100 trees to uproot on City property. The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to replace some of the trees lost from the storm. The department is seeking $7,500 to purchase 42 new trees to plant in the spring of 2021. Half of the new trees would be planted at the Cemetery and the rest would be planted at Parks affected by the storm throughout the City.

Suggested Motion: I move to approve Parks and Recreation Department to submit a grant application to the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, in the amount of $7,500 for the purchase of 42 trees that will be planted in the spring.
Documents:
  1. AGENDA - RMP.pdf
F.

Consideration to Submit an Application to the National Park Service - Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance


The NPR-RTCA Program officers technical assistance. The purpose of submitting this application is to garner guidance for the Greenbelt Task Force in their efforts of rewriting their Greenbelt Master Plan.

Suggested Motion:
I move to approve the Parks and Recreation Department to write and submit the application to the National Park Service - RTCA program for technical assistance.
Documents:
  1. NPS-RTCA.pdf
G.

Consideration to Approve the Liquor License Renewals


The Governing Body is required to approve liquor license renewals and the issuance of Retail, Limited Retail and Restaurant liquor licenses for April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022. Renewal applications were advertised in the Green River Star on January 27, 2021 and February 10, 2021 and a public notice was posted at each establishment's premises.


Suggested Motion: I move to approve the renewal and issuance of the liquor licenses presented for a term beginning April 1, 2021 and ending March 31, 2022.   
X.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approval of the Certificate of State Grant-in-Aid for the 2021 Spaceport Day event


Suggested Motion: I move to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the Certificate of State Grant-in-Aid form, in the amount of $2,500, for Spaceport Day 2021.
B.

Approval of Minutes for:

B.i.

January 19, 2021 Council

B.ii.

January 26, 2021 Council Workshop

B.iii.

February 2, 2021 Council

B.iv.

February 3, 2021 Special Workshop with the Sweetwater County Intergovernmental Joint Leadership Group

C.

Approval of Payment of Bills:

C.i.

Prepaid Invoices - $208,649.02

C.ii.

Outstanding Invoices - $230,659.42

C.iii.

Payroll Expenditures - $293,215.28

Documents:
  1. 2-16-21 Payroll.pdf
C.iv.

Preauthorization Payments - $1,065,000.00

XI.

City Administrator's Report

XII.

City Attorney's Report

XIII.

Mayor and Council Board Updates & Reports

XIV.

Executive Session

XV.

Adjournment