GR LOGO         CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
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I.
7:00PM Call to Order: February 6, 2018 Council
II.
Pledge of Allegiance
III.
Approval of Agenda
IV.
Proclamations
A.
Make-A-Wsh Day Wyoming Proclamation
V.
Presentations
A.
Recognition of years of service for retired police officer Glen Williams
 
B.
Recognition of Officer Korey Thompson and Cpl. Debbie Tippy for Performing Lifesaving Measures

On July 9th, 2017, Officer Korey Thompson and Cpl. Debbie Tippy responded to a residence in town where a female subject had suddenly lost consciousness. The subject’s husband had initiated CPR. Officer Thompson and Cpl. Tippy continued CPR upon their arrival until ambulance personnel arrived. Castle Rock Ambulance Director John Taylor has provided CPR Save certificates and pins to recognize Officer Thompson and Cpl. Tippy’s efforts.

C.
STAR Transit Update - Judy Owens
D.
Travel & Tourism 2017 annual report update - Jenissa Meredith
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 for special use approval for a wireless communications tower in the bronze belt overlay zone
A public hearing to receive comments on a request for a Special Use Permit, filed by Verizon Wireless (Digital Skylines), for the construction of a 99' monopole cellular tower to be located in a Bronze Belt Overlay District (Mansface Hill).
VIII.
Resolutions
A.
Consideration of a resolution in support of creating a Parks and Recreation Master plan
The current Parks and Recreation Master Plan, adopted by ordinance, is for the period of 2008-2018. With the period of the plan expiring this year, the Parks and Recreation Department would like to prepare a new plan to provide guidance over the next 5 years from the date of its adoption. Laura Leigh, Director of Community Development, has agreed to act as the facilitator for the plan’s preparation over the next calendar year saving thousands of dollars in consultant fees. The process involves engaging the community and developing a committee to develop goals and objectives based on the feedback from community members and key stakeholders. We are requesting the Mayor appoint one member of the governing body to serve on the planning committee. The purpose of this resolution is to seek the governing body’s support in preparing the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Suggested Motion:
I move to approve the resolution to support the creation of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
Documents:
  1. brad 1.pdf
B.
Consideration of a resolution to approve a special use permit for a wireless telecommunication tower in the bronze belt conservation overlay zone
Consideration of a Resolution to approve a Special Use Permit filed by Verizon Wireless (Digital Skylines) for the construction of a 99' monopole cellular tower to be located in a Bronze Belt Overlay District (Mansface Hill), on property owned by the City of Green River.

Suggested Motion:  I move to approve the Resolution granting approval of the Special Use Permit filed by Verizon Wireless (Digital Skylines) for the construction of a new 99' monopole cellular tower, to be located in a Bronze Belt Overlay District, pending approval of the lease agreement.
C.
Consideration of a resolution to increase in the Capital Projects and General Funds for fiscal 2018 in the amount of $725,000

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the resolution to increase in the Capital Projects and General Funds for Fiscal Year 2018, in the amount of $725,000.
IX.
Council Action Items
A.
Consideration to approve the 2018 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) funding award.

For more than 20 years, the Green River Police Department has received grant funding from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) as part of the federal HIDTA program. This funding pays the salary and fringe benefits for one task force officer assigned to the DCI Southwest Drug Enforcement Team. This position is currently the only GRPD Officer dedicated solely drug investigations. Through our partnership with DCI, our officer is able to draw from the experience and capabilities of others on the team while coordinating investigative efforts and minimizing redundant investigative efforts from multiple agencies. The police department has applied for and has been granted $80,449 for this position for calendar year 2018. 

Suggested Motion:
 I move to accept the 2018 HIDTA funding award in the amount of $80,449 and authorize Mayor Rust and staff to sign the funding agreement upon approval of the City Attorney.

B.
Consideration to approve a lease with Cellular Inc. Network Corporation d/b/a Verizon Wireless
We have been working with Cellular Inc. since last year to agree on the terms for a site lease on Mansface. The lease will be for a 30’ x 40’ piece of land to place a new monopole tower on. The lease is for an initial period of five (5) years with four (4) additional years for renewal. The lease also contains a 2% escalation clause on the rent payments. The site has been reviewed by planning and zoning. It has had the applicable public hearing for the site plans that are required by City ordinances for placement of the new tower.

Suggested Motion: I move to approve a lease agreement with Cellular Inc. Network Corporation d/b/a Verizon Wireless for lease on Mansface for land in the amount of $15,500 annually within the City of Green River and to authorize the Mayor to sign the same, the Governing Body also hereby finds that the commitment with Cellular Inc. Network Corporation to provide the 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.
X.
Consent Agenda
A.
Approval to submit a general application to Rocky Mountain Power for energy efficiency rebates and agree to the terms and conditions.
The Parks and Recreation Department has begun a project to upgrade 223 decorative polelights throughout the City to LED through a Wyoming Business Council grant. The project will qualify the City for significant financial incentives related to increased energy efficiency from Rocky Mountain Power. The Parks and Recreation department is seeking approval to submit the application, which includes terms and conditions, and allow the Mayor to sign the document.

 Suggested Motion: I move to approve the submission of a general application to Rocky Mountain Power for energy efficiency rebates and agree to the terms and conditions.

B.
Horse Corral Lease with Kye Kreusel

Suggested Motion:
I move to enter into a lease agreement with Kye Kreusel for horse corral space 40.
C.
Issuance of a Catering Permit to China Garden Inc.

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the issuance of a catering permit to China Garden, Inc. to cater alcoholic beverages at the Green River Chapter of Duck's Unlimited Banquet on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 4 pm to 11 pm, at the Island Pavilion.
D.
Approval to Transfer the Ponderosa Bar's Liquor License (Duck's Unlimited)

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the transfer of the Ponderosa Bar's liquor license to cater alcoholic beverages at the Rock Springs Chapter of Duck's Unlimited Banquet on April 7, 2018, from 3 pm to midnight, at the Sweetwater County Events Complex, pending approval by the Rock Springs City Council.
E.
Approval to Transfer the Ponderosa Bar's Liquor License (Mine Rescue)

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the transfer of the Ponderosa Bar's liquor license to cater alcoholic beverages at the Mine Rescue Captain's Meeting on June 11, 2018, from 4 pm to midnight, and the Mine Rescue Banquet on June 14, 2018, from 4 pm to midnight, at the Sweetwater County Events Complex, pending approval by the Rock Springs City Council.
F.
Approval to Transfer the Ponderosa Bar's Liquor License (Muley Fanatic)

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the transfer of the Ponderosa Bar's liquor license to cater alcoholic beverages at the Muley Fanatic Banquet on March 17, 2018, from 4 pm to midnight, at the Sweetwater County Events Complex, pending approval by the Rock Springs City Council.
G.
Approval of the Request for 24 Hour Bar Openings for 2018

Suggested Motion: I move to approve the special twenty-four bar openings requested by the Green River Liquor Association for St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17, 2018; Cinco de Mayo, Saturday, May 5, 2018; Flaming Gorge Days, Friday, June 22, 2018 and Saturday, June 23, 2018 and for Halloween, Saturday, October 27, 2018.
H.
Approval to waive fees based on the recommendations of the Utility Review Committee

Suggested Motion: I move to approve to waive fees based on the recommendations of the Utility Review Committee
I.
Criminal Justice Information System Management Control Agreement

The Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIS) is a nationwide computer network that shares sensitive criminal justice information between law enforcement agencies. CJIS policy requires that management control of the criminal justice function any computer network connecting to the CJIS system “remain solely with the criminal justice agency” being served. Auditing procedures for the system require that a management control agreement be in place making this authority clear. This agreement must be re-signed when either the Chief of Police or Finance/IT Director is changed. The previous agreement was signed by then Chief Steffen and Finance Director Nieters

Suggested Motion:
I move to authorize staff to sign the CJIS Management Control Agreement upon approval of the City Attorney.

J.
Approval of Minutes for:
J.i.
January 2, 2018 Council
J.ii.
January 9, 2018 Council Workshop
J.iii.
January 16, 2018 Council
K.
Approval of Payment of Bills:
K.i.
Prepaid Invoices - $304,040.66
K.ii.
Outstanding Invoices - $327827.11
K.iii.
Payroll Expenditures - $553,161.98
Documents:
  1. Payroll.pdf
K.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 (If Needed)
XV.
Adjournment