GR LOGO         CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
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I.
7:00PM

Call to Order: August 2, 2022 Council

II.

Pledge of Allegiance

III.

Approval of Agenda

IV.

Proclamations

A.

National Night Out 2022

V.

Presentations

A.

Unsung Hero Award to Jeff Chappell

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.

Public Hearing on the Petition to Vacate the Alley Right-of-Way that Runs from N 1st W Street to Center Street in Block 8 of the Original Town of Green River Plat

The purpose of this hearing is to allow citizens the opportunity to provide comments.

Documents:
  1. Public Hearing.pdf
VIII.

Resolutions

A.

Consideration of a Resolution to Vacate and Transfer by Quitclaim Deed to the Adjacent Property Owner the Alley Right-of-Way in Block 8 of the Original Town of Green River Plat

The petitioner, Sweetwater County, is requesting that the City of Green River vacate the 20-foot alley right-of-way that runs from N 1st W Street to Center Street in Block 8 of the Original Town of Green River Plat. We can find no record documenting the vacation of this alley. The subject alley has been used, improved and maintained by Sweetwater County since 1965.

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the resolution vacating and transferring by quitclaim deed to the adjacent property owner the alley right-of-way that runs from N 1st W Street to Center Street in Block 8 of the Original Town of Green River Plat, as legally described within the Resolution.

B.

Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the Submission of an ARPA Grant Application

Public Works seeks authorization to apply to the State Loan and Investment Board for a $7.5 million ARPA Grant for the construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Facility Project. This grant would represent 17% of the currently expected construction costs, and is expected to be accompanied by a request to increase the City's existing State Revolving Fund Loans for the project. If awarded, construction of the new WWTP facility could begin in 2023. The new facility construction is expected to take approximately two years.  

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Submission of an application to the State Land and Investment Board for a Water and Sewer ARPA Grant, in the amount of $7.5 million for the construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Facility Project on behalf of the Governing Body for the City of Green River and authorize the Mayor to sign all pertinent loan documents.  

Documents:
  1. AARP GRANT WWTP.pdf
IX.

Council Action Items

A.

Consideration of a Landowner Agreement for the Scott’s Bottom Bank and Habitat Restoration Project

For the last  5 years, Trout Unlimited (TU) has been obtaining grants and raising funds to restore the Riverbank between the FMC Road Bridge and Scott’s Bottom Nature Area. The project will protect the park, stabilize the bridge, and improve fish habitat. Trout Unlimited has raised enough money to begin construction in the fall. For the granting partners to release funds for the projects, the City will need to enter into the landowner agreement which permits the work to be done and ensures their work will be allowed to fulfill its intended purpose during the contract period. 

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the Landowner Agreement for the Scott’s Bottom Bank and Habitat Restoration Project, pending legal approval.

Documents:
  1. Habitat Docs.pdf
B.

Consideration to Accept the FY21 State Homeland Security Program Grant Agreement with the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security

In May 2022, the City of Green River submitted three State Homeland Security Program Grant applications to the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. One of these applications, requesting funding for the purchase of three generators and transfer switches to be placed at two treated water tanks and one control building to provide back-up power to the water/wastewater system was awarded using funds remaining from the FY21 grant period. This grant is 100% federal funds with the goal of enhancing the ability of governments and nonprofits to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks.

Suggested Motion: I move to accept the FY21 State Homeland Security Program Grant Agreement with the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.  

C.

Consideration to Authorize the Submission of a Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center Mini-Grant Application

The Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center is offering mini grants to programs that serve Children and youth with special healthcare needs. Individual grants range from $2,500 to $5,000 and there is no match. Our therapy K9 Buddy has been called upon in multiple incidents to assist children and youth with special health care needs through issues they are having at school and when interacting with our department. If awarded, the department would use grant funds to better develop and equip our therapy K9 program.

Suggested Motion: I move to authorize the Police Department to apply for a Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center Mini-Grant to support the Therapy K9 program.

X.

Consent Agenda

A.

Issuance of Open Container Permit to Embassy, LLC dba Embassy Tavern and the Ponderosa Bar

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of an open container permit to the Embassy, LLC dba Embassy Tavern and the Ponderosa Bar for the Rally in the Alley event on August 13, 2022 from 9 am until 2 am, within the barricaded area called "Bar Row" on Railroad Avenue.

Documents:
  1. Open Container.pdf
B.

Approval of Minutes for:

B.i.

July 19, 2022 Council

C.

Approval of Payment of Bills:

C.i.

Prepaid Invoices - $98,573.27

C.ii.

Outstanding Invoices - $342,970.99

C.iii.

Payroll Expenditures - $315,429.99

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