GR LOGO         CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
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I.
6:00PM

Call to Order: October 18, 2022 Council Workshop

A.

Discussion on Nuisance Enforcement and Zoning Ordinances

Backup will be provided at the meeting.

II.
7:00PM

Call to Order: October 18, 2022 Council

III.

Pledge of Allegiance

IV.

Approval of Agenda

V.

Proclamations

A.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Week

VI.

Presentations

A.

Green River Chamber of Commerce Update

B.

The Mayor, City Council Members and the Police Department would like to Honor and Thank the School Crossing Guards

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.

Public Hearing

A.

Public Hearing on a Proposed Ordinance Amending Chapter 18, Article VI Adding Sections 18-79, 18-80 and 18-81

The purpose of this hearing is to allow citizens to comment on a proposed Amendment to the City of Green River Code of Ordinances addressing loopholes in the current State Statues regarding human trafficking and prostitution.

Documents:
  1. Public Hearing .pdf
B.

Public Hearing on the Proposed Ordinance Amending Chapter 17, Appendix B Establishing Procedures for the Consideration of Petitions for Restricted Use Control Area Overlay District

The purpose of this hearing is to allow citizens to comment on a proposed Amendment to the City of Green River Code of Ordinances in order to establish procedures for the consideration of petitions for RUCAO District pursuant to Article 16 of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act.

IX.

Board and Committee Appointments

A.

Appointment of Jason Palmer to the Sweetwater County Board of Health

Jason Palmer has volunteered to serve a four (4) year term on the Sweetwater County Board of Health replacing Sherry Schumacher.  Jason would like the opportunity to present ideas to the Board. Jason has worked for the City 30 plus years in Environmental Health field.

Suggested Motion:  I move to confirm the Mayor's appointment of Jason Palmer to the Sweetwater County Board of Health for a four (4) year term beginning November 1, 2022 and expiring October 31, 2026.

B.

Appointment of Carla Lee to the Sweetwater County Board of Health

Carla Lee has volunteered to serve a four (4) year term on the Sweetwater County Board of Health. She has been a nurse for 15 years. She served on the Regional Board of the Wyoming Nursing Association. This experience will benefit the County Board of Health.

Suggested Motion: I move to confirm the Mayor's appointment of Carla Lee to the Sweetwater County Board of Health for a four (4) year term beginning November 1, 2022 and expiring October 31, 2026.

X.

Ordinances

A.

Consideration on first reading an Ordinance Amending the City of Green River Code of Ordinances Chapter 18 Article VI adding Sections 18-79, 18-80 and 18-81

During the July 5th 2022 Council Workshop, Sgt. Hall from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office and Terri Markham of the non-profit organization Uprising presented information regarding human trafficking and challenges to combat human trafficking due to loopholes in the current state statute. The current definitions do not address commercial sex acts that involve manual manipulation without sexual intrusion. Since that time, City Prosecutor Pineda and Chief Jarvie have worked on developing City ordinance language to address this concern.

Suggested Motion: I move to approve on first reading the amendments to Chapter 18 Article VI, adding Sections 18-79, 18-80 and 18-81 of the City of Green River Code of Ordinances.

B.

Consideration on First Reading a Proposed Language Amendment to the City of Green River Code of Ordinances adding Chapter 17 to Appendix B, Establishing procedures for the consideration of petitions for Restricted Use Control Area Overlay District

In its 2000 session, the Wyoming Legislature created new opportunities, procedures and standards for voluntary remediation of contaminated sites. Under certain circumstances the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) may allow land owners to restore contaminated land to a restricted site use cleanup level (a reduced standard). The owner of the site who proposes long-term restrictions on the use of the site shall petition local government to create a use control area, as required by W.S. 35-11-1609. City staff was contacted by an environmental consulting company working with the Union Pacific Railroad on the voluntary cleanup of a contaminated site owned by Union Pacific and located in the City of Green River. In order for the City to consider petitions from a property owner to designate such property as a restricted use control area overlay district (RUCAO), the City zoning ordinance needs to provide a procedure for filing, processing and considering such petitions.

On September 14, 2022, the Planning and Zoning Commission considered this language amendment at a Public Hearing. The Planning & Zoning Commission is expected to make a formal recommendation on the proposed language amendment at their meeting on October 12, 2022.

Suggested Motion: I move to approve on First Reading the proposed language amendment to the City of Green River Code of Ordinances adding Chapter 17 to Appendix B, to establish procedures for the consideration for petitions for Restricted Use Control Area Overlay District (RUCAO) pursuant to Article 16 of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act.

XI.

Council Action Items

A.

Consideration to Release the Retainage for the 2022 Cape Seal Project

The referenced project was completed by Asphalt Preservation, LLP and advertised for Final Acceptance. No claims have been made against the project.

Suggested Motion: I moved to Release the Retainage for the 2022 Cape Seal Project to Asphalt Preservation, LLP, in the amount of $28,881.72. 

XII.

Consent Agenda

A.

Horse Corral Lease Agreement with Stephanie Anderson

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the horse corral lease agreement with Stephanie Anderson for corrals 98 & 99.

B.

Horse Corral Lease Agreement with Russell Conley

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the horse corral lease agreement with Russell Conley for horse corral 14.

C.

Issuance of Malt Beverage Permits to Renee Piling and Alissa Davis

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of Malt Beverage Permits to Renee Pilling and Alissa Davis for the Blackbird Lane Vendor Market event on November 25, 2022 from 4 pm until 8 pm and on November 26, 2022 from 10 am until 3 pm, at the Island Pavilion.  

D.

Approval of the Engagement Contract with Rudd & Company for a Compliance Review

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the engagement letter with Rudd & Company for the compliance review for the CSLFRF funds, pending legal approval.

Documents:
  1. Rudd Co.pdf
E.

Approval of a Master Lease Agreement with John Deere Financial

Suggested Motion: I move to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the Master Lease Agreement with John Deere Financial for backhoes and authorize the City Clerk to sign the agreement and/or complete current and future leasing documents as long as they fall within the scope of the Master Lease Agreement.

F.

Approval of Minutes for:

F.i.

October 4, 2022 Council

G.

Approval of Payment of Bills:

G.i.

Prepaid Invoices - $3,400

G.ii.

Outstanding Invoices - $656,678.47

G.iii.

Payroll Expenditures - $276,675.91

G.iv.

Preauthorization Payments - $1,065,000.00

XIII.

City Administrator's Report

XIV.

City Attorney's Report

XV.

Mayor and Council Board Updates & Reports

XVI.

Executive Session

XVII.

Adjournment