GR LOGO         CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
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I.
7:00PM

Call to Order: September 3, 2019 Council

II.

Pledge of Allegiance

III.

Approval of Agenda

IV.

Proclamations

A.

2019 Suicide Prevention Week

V.

Presentations

A.

Green River Chamber of Commerce Update

VI.

Board and Committee Appointments

A.

Reappointment of Michael Nelson to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board


Michael Nelson has previously served on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.  The Mayor recommends the reappointment of Michael Nelson to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.

Suggested Motion:  I move to confirm the Mayor's reappointment of Michael Nelson to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, concluding August 31, 2022.


B.

Reappointment of Misti Karician-Zimmerman to the City Tree Board


Misti Karician-Zimmerman has previously served on the City Tree Board. The Mayor recommends the reappointment of Misti Karician-Zimmerman to the City Tree Board, concluding on August 31, 2022.

Suggested Motion:  I move to confirm the Mayor's reappointment of Misti Karician-Zimmerman to the City Tree Board, concluding on August 31, 2022.
VII.

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.
VIII.

Resolutions

A.

Consideration to Approve a Resolution amending the General Fund to increase the Community Development Inspection Division


The Inspections Division budgets $5,000 each year into the Non-Residential plan Review Program to pay for the City's contracted commercial plan reviewer to perform the required plan reviews of new commercial construction.  This cost is fully recovered by the Plan Review Fee paid by the building permit applicant, but municipal accounting rules require that expenditures not exceed budgeted amounts.  Large commercial projects can result in consultant plan review invoices that exceed the Program's annual budget, requiring a Budget Amendment to authorize the expenditure amount necessary to satisfy the consultant charges.

The City recently received a commercial plan submittal for the new Castle Rock Hospital District facility.  The plan review charges for this project exceed the budgeted expenditure authority for the Non-Residential Plan Review Program.  The proposed Budget Amendment would provide adequate expenditure authority for this project's plan review charges.

Suggested Motion:  I move to approve a Resolution amending the General Fund to increase the Community Development Inspection Division in the amount of $29,000 for the purpose of funding additional plan reviews.
B.

Consideration to Approve a Resolution authorizing submission of an application to the Wyoming Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program

Public Works seeks authorization to submit an application to the Wyoming Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Loan Program for a $27,600,000 loan for the construction phase of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Facility project.  This loan would represent 100% of the expected construction costs.  If awarded, construction of the new WWTP facility could begin in the 2020-2021 budget year.  The new facility construction is expected to take approximately two years.  Staff expects to explore additional funding options to offset loan needs throughout the coming year. 

Suggested Motion: 
I move to approve the Resolution Authorizing Submission of the application to the Wyoming Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program for a $27,600,000 loan for the construction phase 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 pertinent loan documents.

C.

Consideration to Approve the Agreement for the Southwest Regional Airport New Capacity Program with the City of Rock Springs and Sweetwater County


The City of Green River has entered into similar agreements with Sweetwater County and the City of Rock Springs over the past several years.  The City's share of this agreement is 22% of the total billing, or a maximum amount of $72,957.90.

Suggested Motion:  I move to approve a cooperative agreement for air service with Sweetwater County, Wyoming in the amount of $72,957.90, for the Wyoming Commercial Air Service Improvement Plan, the Governing Body hereby finding that the commitment of Sweetwater County, Wyoming to cosponsor with the City to provide air services, for the term of years specified within the agreement, has been determined to constitute a significant benefit and advantage to the City and the public, in that such services are not readily or economically available to the City in the absence of an extended term contract.

IX.

Council Action Items

A.

Consideration of Agreement with Union Pacific Railroad Regarding a Conflicting Sewer Main on UPRR Property

UPRR has initiated the installation of a new water service to a portion of their yard, and they and the City have determined that a City-owned sewer main is in conflict with their work.  The original agreements authorizing the City’s sewer to cross Railroad property define that the City is responsible for the costs of relocating the sewer main.  Due to the timing of the Railroad project, the Railroad’s contractor will move the sewer main and the Railroad will bill the City for the costs of the work.  Public Works has been watching this segment of sewer due to its poor condition, and we have wanted to replace it for some time.  Replacing this segment in cooperation with the UPRR will benefit both parties.

Suggested Motion: 
I move to authorize the Mayor to sign the Union Pacific Railroad Agreement Letter dated August 21, 2019.

B.

Consideration to accept a donation from the Community Chest for two art sculptures


The Green River Arts Council has fundraised monies to be able to place sculptures within the City of Green River.  The funds have been placed in Community Chest a 501(c)3.  With these funds in Community Chest the Green River Arts Council has been able to purchase two sculptures in 2019. These two sculptures will be placed within City limits and will need to be covered by the City’s insurance


Suggested Motion: I move to accept the Community Chest donation of "Life on the Green" and "Fox" to be included in the City of Green River's Sculpture Showcase property. 

C.

Consideration to Ratify the Acceptance of a State Grant from the Wyoming Aeronautics Division

The City recently updated its Wyoming Aeronautics Capital Improvement Program (WACIP) for the GRISP.  A project identified in the WACIP was the installation of Edge Markers along Runway 4/22.  A $7,920 Grant has been approved by the Wyoming Aeronautics Commission and the Certificate of State Grant-in-Aid has been prepared by the WYDOT Aeronautics Division for the City’s Acceptance.  A local match is required for the awarded funds.  The City allocated funds to complete this project in the FY20 Budget without a State Grant.  By obtaining the Grant, the local match will be less than the budgeted amount. 

Suggested Motion: I move to ratify the Mayor’s signature for the Certificate of State Grant-in-Aid Form for the Installation of Runway 4/22 Edge Markers Project in the amount of $7,920.

X.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approval of an Agreement with Park Place Technologies


Suggested Motion:  I move to approve an agreement with Park Place Technologies for a support and maintenance agreement in the amount of $6,209.16.
B.

Issuance of a Catering Permit to the Embassy Tavern


Suggested Motion:  I move to approve the issuance of a catering permit to the Embassy Tavern to cater alcoholic beverages for the Americans for Freedom Rally on September 7, 2019 from noon until 2 a.m., within the barricaded area in front of the American Legion on North Center Street between Railroad Ave and Flaming Gorge Way.
C.

Issuance of an open Container Permit to the American Legion Tom Whitmore Post 28


Suggested Motion:  I move to approve the issuance of an open container permit to the American Legion Tom Whitmore Post 28 for the 5th Annual Americans for Freedom Rally on September 7, 2019 from 9 a.m. until Midnight within the barricaded area in front of the American Legion on North Center Street between Railroad Ave and Flaming Gorge Way.
D.

Approval of Minutes for:

D.i.

August 20, 2019 Council

E.

Approval of Payment of Bills:

E.i.

Prepaid - $101,233.52

E.ii.

Outstanding Invoices - $511,588.87

E.iii.

Payroll Expenditures - $314.422.99

E.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