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City Council Meeting Minutes

May 28, 2019

The regular meeting of the Douglas City Council was held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 101 N. 4th Street, Douglas, Wyoming. CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/ROLL CALL: Mayor Kemper called the meeting to order and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. Upon roll call the following were present: Mayor: Rene’ Kemper; Council Members: Monty Gilbreath; Kim Pexton; Karl E. Hertz; Others Present: City Administrator, Jonathan Teichert; City Clerk, Karen Rimmer; City Treasurer, Mary Nicol; Chief of Police, Ron Casalenda; Public Works Director, John Harbarger; Community Dev. Director, Clara Chaffin; IT Director, Gary Schwarz. Disclosures by City Councilmembers: Mayor Kemper asked for disclosures of any conflicts of interest for Council members; there were none. Consent Agenda: Councilmember Gilbreath moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented: Item 2.I. Corrections, Additions, and Approval of Agenda for May 28, 2019; Item 2.II. Consideration of Resolutions and Ordinance by Title Only; Item 2.III. Minutes, City Council Work Session, April 29, 2019; Item 2.IV. Minutes, Regular City Council Meeting, May 13, 2019; Item 2.V. Minutes, City Council Work Session, May 15, 2019; Item 2.VI. Minutes, City Council Special Meeting, May 20, 2019; Item 2.VII. Minutes, Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes, May 20, 2019. Councilmember Pexton seconded; no discussion and motion approved 4-0. Presentations to Council/Public Hearings: Item 3.I. Presentation to Council, Converse County Joint Communications Update by Terri Sherman, Communications Director: Terri Sherman provided an update to City Council including status of filling current department vacancies; public awareness campaigns during First Thursdays for new features such as Text to 911 and Text to Tip; and various trainings her department has participated in, such as E-911 system upgrades; Secure E-Tag; and Spanish-language trainings. There were no questions from Council. Item 3.II. Public Hearing, Resolution 2000, Vacating Fairview Addition, Block 28, Lots 44-47 and Replatting as Fairview Addition, Block 28, Lots 56 and 57:  Mayor Kemper opened the public hearing; Director Chaffin provided the staff report including location; size; zoning; surrounding and existing property use; compliance with Douglas Master Plan; history; and staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommendations to approve. There were no comments from the applicants and no comments in favor or opposition of the resolution; public hearing closed. Councilmember Hertz moved to approve Resolution 2000 as presented; seconded by Councilmember Gilbreath; no discussion and motion approved 4-0. Public Comments: None. Council Items: Item 5.I. Ordinance 999, Amending Title 15 of Douglas Municipal Code by Adopting the 2018 Editions of the International Building Code, the International Fuel Gas Code, the International Mechanical Code, the International Plumbing Code, the International Residential Code, the International Existing Building Code, the International Fire Code, as Published by the International Code Council; the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Code, as Published by the National Fire Protection Association; and Providing for Certain Amendments Thereof, Second Reading: Councilmember Pexton moved to approve Ordinance 999 on second reading as presented; Councilmember Gilbreath seconded; no discussion and motion approved 4-0. Item 5.II. Ordinance 1000, Creating Sections 16.6.18 and 16.6.31 and Amending Sections,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Table 16.4-2, 16.4.7,,,,, Table 16.5.9-1,,,, of the Douglas Municipal Code – Unified Land Development Code, Second Reading: Councilmember Gilbreath moved to approve Ordinance 1000 as presented on second reading; Councilmember Pexton seconded. Following Council questions, Director Chaffin explained how the public will be notified of changes, including directly contacting affected property owners; posting drafts on the City website; providing notifications on the City Facebook page; and offering grace periods when issues do arise. No further discussion and motion approved 4-0. Item 5.III. Ordinance 1001, Amending Chapter 5.16 of Douglas Municipal Code Amending Chapter 5.16 of Douglas Municipal Code Pertaining to Liquor Licensing, Permitting, and Sales in Order to Comply with Actions Taken During the 2019 Legislative Session, First Reading: Councilmember Hertz moved to approve Ordinance 1001 as presented on first reading; seconded by Councilmember Pexton. Clerk Rimmer provided an overview of the changes, which incorporate changes that will go into effect as of July 1, 2019, as a result of approved legislation, specifically House Bill 0076, House Bill 0219, House Bill 0212, Senate File 0113, and Senate File 0140.  No further discussion and motion approve 4-0. Council Information: Item 6.I. Sales Tax Report, May 2019; Item 6.II. Treasurer’s Report, April 2019; Item 6.III. Dashboards, April 2019; Item 6.V. Minutes, Douglas Historic Preservation Commission, May 15, 2019 Meeting; Item 6.V. Minutes, Converse County Tourism Board, May 17, 2019: Councilmember Gilbreath commented on the sales tax report; Clerk Rimmer and Council congratulated Douglas liquor license holders for 100% compliance during compliance checks conducted on May 22, 2019. No further discussion and no action taken. Executive Session: Item 7.I. Personnel, per §W.S. 16-4-405(a)(ii):  Councilmember Hertz moved to recess into executive session in order to consider the appointment, employment, right to practice, dismissal, complaints or charges against a public officer, professional person or employee, in accordance with §W.S. 16-4-405(a)(ii); Councilmember Gilbreath seconded; no discussion and motion approved 4-0. Regular City Council meeting recessed at 5:53 p.m. and reconvened at 6:43 p.m. Councilmember Gilbreath moved to approve Amendment Number One, At-Will Employment Contract Between City of Douglas, Wyoming and Jonathan Teichert, City Administrator, to include annual salary as of July 1, 2019 of $121,875 with a 2.5% COLA increase, making the annual salary $125,000; seconded by Councilmember Hertz; no discussion and motion approved 4-0. Adjourn: Councilmember Pexton moved to adjourn the regular Council meeting; Councilmember Hertz seconded; no discussion and motion approved 4-0. Regular meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.


/s/ Karen Rimmer, City Clerk    /s/ Rene’ Kemper, Mayor

Publish: June 5, 2019    3293

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