GR LOGO         CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
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I.
6:00PM

Call to Order: November 15, 2022 Council Workshop

A.

Discussion on Implementing a Leash Law

B.

Veteran Columbarium Discussion

II.
7:00PM

Call to Order: November 15, 2022 Council

III.

Pledge of Allegiance

IV.

Approval of Agenda

V.

Proclamations

A.

National Apprenticeship Week

B.

Small Business Saturday

VI.

Presentations

A.

Recognition of Nathaniel Knight by the Wyoming Water Quality Pollution Control Association for his Outstanding Service in the Water and Wastewater Laboratory Field

B.

Wyoming Waste Connections Update

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.

Ordinances

A.

Consideration on Third and Final 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 5, 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 third and final 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 Third and Final 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.

Suggested Motion: I move to approve on third and final 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. 

IX.

Council Action Items

A.

Consideration of a HVAC maintenance contract with MHI Service

During the design and construction process of the Police Department, an LG VRF system was chosen and installed to heat and cool the main floor of the police department. This type of system was an unusual choice for the climate we face in Wyoming as these systems are typically used in more mild climates. Over the last 5 years, the system has had many breakdowns and has resulted in costly repairs. Because of the rarity of this type of system in Wyoming, there are no local contractors certified to work on the unit. MHI Service out of Salt Lake City is the only known certified LG contractor who can work on the units and we have had to call them out to work on these units on an emergency basis. The service agreement would provide bi-annual visits to inspect and monitor the performance of these units with the intent of preventing costly breakdowns in the future.


Suggested Motion: I move to approve the agreement with MHI Service for bi-annual maintenance of the LG VRF system at the Police Department Building.

Documents:
  1. MHI Service.pdf
B.

Consideration to Authorize the Submission of a First Responder & Law Enforcement Mental Health Support Grant Application to the Wyoming Department of Health

The Wyoming Department of Health is accepting applications for the First Responder & Law Enforcement Mental Health Support Grant, which was set up during the 2022 Legislative session using the State's ARPA funds. Staff is requesting permission to submit a grant application that would provide funding for Police Officer Wellness Checks, Peer Support Training and Interpersonal and Professional Relationship Train the Trainer Courses. This grant is 100% federal funds with the goal of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our law enforcement staff. To accomplish these goals staff expects to apply for approximately $20,000 in funding but may adjust this request based on further discussions with service providers.

Suggested Motion: I move to authorize the submission of a First Responder & Law Enforcement Mental Health Support Grant application to the Wyoming Department of Health.  

Documents:
  1. Grant.pdf
C.

Consideration to Authorize the Submission of a Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Grant Application

The proposed project will create new outdoor recreation opportunities and support additional improvements currently underway. The project utilizes WORG funds to create an accessible fishing platform on the main channel of the Green River, add 2 swinging benches along the Greenbelt Pathway, secure the riverbank along the greenbelt pathway, and add a small shelter. Grant funds have already been secured from other sources to make additional riverbank repairs, replace the park playground, replace .42 miles of concrete multi-use pathway and add pathway lighting in the park. Construction will ideally occur at the same time, which we estimate beginning in August of 2023 with project completion occurring in June of 2024.


Suggested Motion: I move to approve the submission of the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Grant application for Riverside Park improvements, in the amount of $300,000.

X.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approval of an Agreement with Cisco Systems, Inc. for the City's Phone System

Suggested Motion: I move to approve an Enterprise Software Agreement with Cisco Systems, Inc. for the City's phone system, and authorize the Mayor to delegate his authority to sign the Cisco Enterprise Agreement to the Director of Finance for this document, the Governing Body hereby finding that the commitment of Cisco to provide the software services specified for the term of years specified 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, pending legal approval. 

Documents:
  1. Cisco Backup.pdf
B.

Issuance of a Catering Permit to Lew's Inc., dba Sands Buddha Bobs Liquor Catering

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of a catering permit to Lew's Inc., dba Sands Buddha Bobs Liquor Catering to cater alcoholic beverages at Tata 2022 Christmas Party on December 2, 2022 from 4 pm until midnight, at Expedition Island, pending approval by the Rock Springs City Council.

C.

Issuance of a Catering Permit to Lew's Inc. dba Sands Buddha Bobs Liquor Catering

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of a catering permit to Lew's Inc., dba Sands Buddha Bobs Liquor Catering to cater alcoholic beverages at Western Midstream 2022 Christmas Party on December 16, 2022 from 4 pm until midnight, at Expedition Island, pending approval by the Rock Springs City Council.

D.

Approval of Minutes for:

D.i.

November 1, 2022 Council

E.

Approval of Payment of Bills:

E.i.

Prepaid Invoices - $273,051.30

E.ii.

Outstanding Invoices - $257,038.44

E.iii.

Payroll Expenditures - $272,190.64

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