REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MARCH

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					             REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
                MARCH 2, 2004, CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                            RAWLINS, WYOMING


OPENING: Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M., the Pledge of Allegiance was
recited and roll taken. Members present were:

       Ralph Glenn                   Christine Bjork
       Louis Espinoza, Sr.           Ken Klouda
       Larry Kmoch

       Council Members DeBari Martinez and Jim Wells were absent.

OTHER CITY OFFICIALS PRESENT:

       Dave Derragon                 City Manager
       Susan Lewis                   City Attorney
       Marla Brown                   City Clerk
       Jamie Hooker                  Director of Finance
       Bruce Florquist               Director of Public Works
       Mike Reed                     Chief of Police


CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION:          President Bonnie Schwindt and Chamber Director Ed
Vandenburg gave an update to Council for the Rawlins-Carbon Chamber of Commerce 2004
Goals. “Range Days”, a new upcoming event, will be held during Memorial Weekend, May 28,
29 & 30, 2004.

Mike Lujan requested Council’s consideration to take down the truck signs entering the west end
of Rawlins encouraging growth on the west end of town. Mayor Glenn informed Mike the signs
down.

City Manager Dave Derragon congratulated Gail Dahl for being selected Employee of the Month
for January 2004. Gail was selected for her ability to excel at her responsibility with City Court
and mastering the precise record keeping.

Tina Crowe and Stormy Lower addressed unsafe conditions on Lot 70 of Ben Nevis Subdivision
(2100 Block of Dunphail) and requested council to have city ordinances changed so codes can be
enforced for cleaning property up, not just at this address but all around Rawlins.

Mayor Glenn implied that staff is going to work on this within the next six weeks and it will be
taken care of.

Community Development Director Ron Kilgore indicated that he is at the point of issuing a
citation to the owner of this property, Mr. Vladimir Nikolenko.
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City Attorney Susan Lewis pointed out that City Council and Staff have been reluctant to move
forward since the Spruce Street problems and that frustration has also been felt by City Council
and Staff. She also suggested that Ms. Crowe and Ms. Lower’s issues are a Civil Matter and the
best approach may be at the advice of legal counsel.

Council Member Klouda assured the public that Council and Staff will work on it as hard as we
can and are as frustrated as they are. But mostly Council wants to have the ordinances to be
correct.

Mr. Nikolenka apologized and indicated he will have the property cleaned up within the next
month.

MINUTES - February 17, 2004: Council Member Bjork made the motion to approve the
Minutes of February 17, 2004 as presented, seconded by Council Member Klouda. The motion
carried with all present members voting yes.

CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS & INFORMATION: No comments were made.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Council Member Espinoza made the motion to approve the
agenda as presented, seconded by Council Member Klouda. The motion carried with all present
members voting yes.

NEW BUSINESS:

APPROVE MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT FOR FIRE PROTECTION: Council Member
Kmoch made the motion to approve the Mutual Aid Agreement for Fire Protection, seconded by
Council Member Bjork. The motion carried with all present members voting yes.

APPROVE AUDIT AGREEMENT FOR FY 2004: Council Member Bjork made the motion
to approve the Audit Agreement for FY 2004 Budget with Maurice Morton, CPA, seconded by
Council Member Kmoch. The motion carried with all present members voting yes.

APPROVE PAYROLL: Council Member Kmoch made the motion to approve Payroll for
February 27, 2004 in the amount of $155,885.55, seconded by Council Member Klouda. The
motion carried with all present members voting yes.

APPROVE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Council Member Kmoch made the motion to approve
Accounts Payable for February 20, 2004 in the amount of $273,883.71, seconded by Council
Member Bjork. The motion carried with all present members voting yes.

EXECUTIVE SESSION - IN: Council Member Bjork made the motion to go into Executive

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Session for Land and Litigation at 7:50 P.M., seconded by Council Member Klouda. The
motion carried with all present members voting yes.

EXECUTIVE SESSION - OUT: Council Member Klouda made the motion to come out of
Executive Session at 8:54 P.M., seconded by Council Member Kmoch. The motion carried with
all members voting yes.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business on the Agenda, Mayor Glenn adjourned
the meeting at 8:55 P.M.



                                               City Clerk

APPROVED: March 16, 2004




Mayor




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