Updated: Jan 31
T own of Riverside
June 9, 2022
The Riverside Town Council met in regular session at 6:00 pm at the Riverside Town Hall with Mayor Leroy Stephenson presiding. Council members present were Fred Lorenz and Mark Helwick. Also in attendance were Helen Weiland, Yvonne Johnson representing Carbon County Economic Development Corporation, Lee Ann Stephenson, Mike Tommervik, Mike Armstrong representing the Saratoga Sun and Riverside Clerk/Treasurer Jana C. Cook.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor Stephenson led those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.
PUBLIC HEARING-LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL: Mayor Stephenson called the Public Hearing to order at 6:03 pm. He asked if there was any comment concerning the renewal of the two liquor licenses. There was no comment. The clerk told the council all fees have been paid and the applications have been approved by the Wyoming Department of Liquor. Mayor Stephenson adjourned the Public Hearing at 6:06 pm.
LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL:
Barebones, Inc.., DBA Bear Trap: Lorenz moved with Helwick seconding to approve the liquor license for the term of August 3, 2022 to August 2, 2023. The motion passed.
Mangy Moose, LLC., DBA Mangy Moose: Helwick moved with Lorenz seconding to approve the liquor license for the term of August 3, 2022 to August 2, 2023. The motion passed.
APPROVE 24 HOUR PERMIT:
Mangy Moose -June 17, 2023: Helwick moved with Lorenz seconding to approve the 24 hour request. The motion passed.
MINUTES: May 12, 2022 Regular Meeting: Lorenz moved with Helwick seconding to approve the minutes of the May 12, 2022 Regular Meeting as presented. The motion passed.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT/BILLS: The council reviewed the May 2022 financial statement. There was discussion about the ongoing confusion about who pays Lodging Tax. Mayor Stephenson said he has tried to find out who pays into the tax, but has not been able to get any answers. He said even the Wyoming Secretary of State does not have an answer. Lorenz moved with Helwick seconding to approve the financial statement and pay bills in the amount of $55,190.26. This amount includes a Specific Purpose Tax request requisition in the amount of $35,147.66.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS:
Yvonne Johnson-Carbon County Economic Development Corporation: Ms. Johnson came before the council to report on the activities of the CCED. She talked of the professional services available through the corporation to help retain or create jobs within the municipalities in Carbon County. Mayor Stephenson thanked her for the information.
CCOG: Helwick attended the May meeting in Saratoga and reported there was discussion concerning the possible creation of a fire district and Homeland Security concern of possible wild fires.
SOUTH CENTRAL WY EMSJPB: Weiland reported the board is looking for someone to finish the interior of the addition at the Saratoga house. She said the basic EMT class finished in May, and she hopes some of the graduates will work as EMTs in the valley. She said revenues through the end of March are up 14 percent. She said this is partially due to payments from Medicare and Medicaid.
Riverside Party Day Food: One bid from Saratoga Sandwich Company was received. The bid was for 100 half-sandwiches, 100 individual side dishes, and 100 wrapped desserts, forks, napkins. The bid amount was $990.00. Lorenz moved with Helwick seconding to accept the bid for the 2022 Riverside Party Day. The motion passed. There was a lengthy discussion about now nice the party looks. Robert Dailey has been working with Helen to trim and clean up brush and sticks ahead of the Tale of Two Cities Disk Gold Tournament. New benches for around the fire pit will be ordered soon.
SEWER: Mayor Stephenson reported that the sewer pumps will be serviced some time this summer. He reported that the Wyoming Department of Audit has found the system is paying for itself.
STREETS: Lorenz told the council John Anderson is now crushing gravel. Lorenz said Anderson quoted a price of between $600-$700 per load delivered, plus spreading costs. Anderson will use his discretion where the gravel is needed most. Lorenz said he would like to spend up to $6,000 for street repair before the end of the fiscal year. Helwick moved with Lorenz seconding to approve the amount. The motion passed. Lorenz talked of the purchase of the road groomer and because of the streets being so dry, he is unable to use it. There was discussion about selling it and if the town would have to take bids. Mayor Stephenson said he would have information by the July meeting. Lorenz said if there is a lot of moisture this summer he may be able to use it.
SIERRA MADRE JOINT POWERS BOARD: Lee Ann Stephenson reported the board approved the next fiscal year budget. She talked of the project to repair the water tank and the water district hooking up to Encampment water. If Encampment has water restrictions, the district will have to adhere to them. The hookup should take place some time between mid August to mid September. Over all the water system is in excellent condition she said.
SPECIFIC PURPOSE TAX: The clerk told the council Lee Ann Stephenson’s term as Riverside’s representative is set to expire. Mayor Stephenson asked Mrs. Stephenson if she would be interested in another term, she said she would serve again. Helwick moved with Lorenz seconding to reappointment Mrs. Stephenson to the joint powers board. The motion passed.
The council did approve a requisition in the amount of $35, 147.66.
MOSQUITO: Weiland told the council she has been putting out granules. The clerk said fogging will begin on June 13, 2022.
90 DAYS DELINQUENT: The clerk said there were none.
ZONING/BUILDING: There were no building applications.
ACTION ITEMS: There were no action items.
ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA: There were no additions to the agenda.
CORRESPONDENCE: There was no correspondence.
PUBLIC HEARING-ORDINANCE 228-FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 BUDGET: Mayor Stephenson opened the Public Hearing on the new budget at 7:04 pm. He asked those in attendance if there were any comments on the proposed budget. Helen Weiland commented she thought the town was in good shape fiscally. There were no other comments. Mayor Stephenson adjourned the public hearing at 7:09 pm.
ORDINANCE 228-fy 2022-2023 Budget Third and Final Reading: Mayor Stephenson proposed a 5% salary increase for all employees. Helwick moved to approve Ordinance 228 FY 2022-2023 Budget with the amended salaries. The motion passed. The approved budget for FY 2022-2023 is $631,080.00.
Blanket Voucher-Fiscal Year 2022-2023: Mayor Stephenson explained this voucher is necessary in order to pay employees before the next month’s regular meeting. The amount of the voucher for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 is $64, 940.00. Helwick moved with Lorenz seconding to approve the voucher. The motion passed.
With no other business being brought before the council, the meeting was adjourned at 7:22 pm.
Jana C. Cook ____________________________
Leroy Stephenson, Mayor
Approved: July 14, 2022.
Jana C. Cook
The next regular meeting of the Riverside Town Council will be July 14, 2022 at the Riverside Town Hall beginning at 6:00 pm