Call to Order: July 21, 2020 Council


Pledge of Allegiance


Approval of Agenda




Purple Heart Proclamation




Military Recognition of Private Michael Montoya

The Mayor and Council are honored to recognize Private Michael Montoya who enlisted in the Wyoming National Guard to serve his country. He graduated March 27, 2020 from basic training and continued to Advanced Infantry Training which included Mobile Missile Launch System. He and one other in his company of approximately 250 qualified in "Expert" shooting. Michael desires to serve his country, to grow as a person, to accept the challenge, but mostly his patriotism for his belief to defend and serve his country.

Michael chose the National Guard in particular because of its dual role vs the Army. The National Guard responds to domestic emergencies, is involved with reconstruction missions and helps people in day to day emergencies when orders are received rather than just combat. He is motivated to be part of helping people and pets when devastation happens.


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.



Consideration to Approve a Resolution to Participate in Wyoming CLASS Investments

The City uses multiple investment firms to help aid in the safety of its investments. Currently, there are two government investment pools allowed in the State of Wyoming, WYOSTAR and WGIF. In May a third investment pool started in the State called Wyoming Cooperative Liquid Assets Securities Systems (Wyoming CLASS). This resolution will allow the City to participate in the new government investment pool.
Suggested Motion: I move to approve the resolution as attached and authorize the Mayor to sign the resolution.

Council Action Items


Consideration of a Transfer Station Post-Fire Roof and Panel Replacement Project Deductive Change Order #1 and Release of Retainage

The Transfer Station Post-Fire Roof and Panel Replacement Project was completed by A. Pleasant Construction, Inc. and advertised for Final Acceptance. No claims have been made against the project. The purpose of this Change Order is to zero out the project balance.  

Suggested Motion: I move to approve Change Order Number 1 and Release the Retainage to A. Pleasant Construction, Inc. for the Transfer Station Post-Fire Roof and Panel Replacement Project and authorize the Mayor to sign the Change Order.

Consideration to Submit a Request Letter for the Impact Siting Project

Individual entities need to send a request letter to DEQ to become a party to the Ciner Wyoming LLC's siting permit application for the Unit 8 Expansion Project. When the letter is accepted the City can then participate in the hearings as scheduled.

Suggested Motion: I move to authorize the submission of a request letter be sent to DEQ for the City to become a party to the Impact Siting Ciner Wyoming LLC's Unit 8 Expansion Project for the Impact Assistance Funds.

Consideration to Approve Changes to the City's Investment Policy

The City is required to have an investment policy in place according to Wyoming Statutes. The City has had a policy in place since 2005 but it has not been updated since 2013. The City is looking at using a new government investment pool and the use of that pool required the City to make some minor changes to the investment policy.

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the Statement of Investment Policy for the City and authorize the City Administrator and the City Treasurer to administer the policy.

Consent Agenda


Horse Corral Lease with Clay & Julie Wettstern

Suggested Motion: I move to enter into a lease agreement with Clay & Julie Wettstern for horse corral space(s) 124.

Horse Corral Lease with Heath Miller

Suggested Motion: I move to enter into a lease agreement with Heath Miller for horse corral space(s) 84 & 85.

Horse Corral Lease with Tyson Johnson

Suggested Motion: I move to enter into a lease agreement with Tyson Johnson for horse corral space(s) 131.

Issuance of a Catering Permit to Santa Fe Trail, Inc., dba Santa Fe Southwest Grill

Suggested Motion: I move to authorize the issuance of a catering permit to Santa Fe Trail, Inc., dba Santa Fe Southwest Grill to cater alcoholic beverages at a reception on August 1, 2020, from 1 pm until midnight, at Stratton Myers Park Amphitheatre, pending approval by the Rock Springs City Council.

Approval of Payment of Bills:


Prepaid Invoices - $84,989.07


Outstanding Invoices - $545,754.29


Payroll Expenditures - $725,455.79

  1. 7-21-20 Payroll.pdf

Preauthorization Payments - $1,085,000.00


City Administrator's Report


City Attorney's Report


Mayor and Council Board Updates & Reports


Executive Session