Public Notice No. 8857


The Regular Meeting of the Lingle Town Council convened at 6:00 PM January 10, 2024 with Mayor Unverzagt leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Upon roll call, the following were present, constituting a quorum: Mayor: Al Unverzagt Council Members: A.J. Lambert Micah Foster Kathy Wilhelm Brandie Cook
There was also present: Police Chief: Endra Andrews Town Attorney: Anna Barnes TS: Jeremy Ochsner
A/Town Supervisor: Logan Dailey LVFD FC: Kasey Bangerter Clerk/Treasurer: Richard Reyes Mayor Unverzagt welcomed all to the meeting and thanked them for being present. Mayor Unverzagt called approval of the agenda. CM Wilhelm moved to approve the agenda as presented. CM Cook voiced the second and the motion carried unanimously. Mayor Unverzagt called for approval of the minutes of the December 6, 2023 regular council meeting. CM Cook moved to approve the minutes as presented. CM Wilhelm voiced the second and the motion carried unanimously. BILLS FOR DECEMBER 2023: CM Lambert moved to approve the payment of the town bills in the amount of $122,448.43. CM Wilhelm voiced the second and motion carried unanimously. POLICE ITEMS: PC Andrews reported: She will be conducting a high visibility campaign at the school due to concerns that have arisen at the school. LEGAL ITEMS: TA Barnes reported: Visionary counteroffered changes to the draft of Ordinance #365 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A FRANCHISE TO VISIONARY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS OPERATING AFFILIATES (“VISIONARY”) TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A TELECOMUNICATIONS SYSTEM (“SYSTEM: OR “THE SYSTEM”) IN THE TOWN OF LINGLE, WYOMING (“TOWN” OR “THE TOWN”). She reviewed those changes with the council and council offered their suggestions to the ordinance. TA Barnes will contact Visionary in relation to the council’s suggestions; TA Barnes informed the council that 3 demand letters were mailed out in December with no responses received. MAINTENANCE ITEMS: TS Ochsner reported: Regular maintenance to the town is taking place and preparation for the coming snow storm is underway; ATS Dailey informed the council that geodome construction will require 8 4”x4"x8’ posts. Following discussion with the council he will look at other options. LVFD ITEMS: FC Bangerter reported: Three ambulance calls and one fire call took place since the last council meeting; A decision for ambulance billing services has not been made and is ongoing; The Giving Tree Promotion benefitted 20 children/8 families. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS: C/T Reyes reported: The 2024 Town of Lingle Municipal Election will take place May 14, 2024. Two council seats occupied by A.J. Lambert and Brandie Cook are up for reelection;  Following discussion the council approved by consensus to designate Wyoming Community Gas Grant funds in the amount of $4,484.75 for new laptops in Town Hall, the Police Dept., and the Maintenance Shop; Following discussion CM Lambert volunteered to become a Wyoming Community Gas Designated Voting Member, Council approved of the appointment by consensus. NEW BUSINESS: CM Wilhelm moved to approve a catering permit submitted by the Corner Bar. CM Cook voiced the second and the motion carried unanimously. As there is no longer a business presence by the Lingle Guide in the Town of Lingle, the designated newspaper for publication of Town of Lingle council meeting minutes and bill listings, discussion took place to discontinue publication of the Town Minutes and Bill Listing. TA Barnes voiced her concerns as did council members. The topic has been tabled for now. The Maintenance Dept. informed the council that they wish to sell three pieces of equipment: A used 1976 Caterpillar road grader, 1979 used John Deere loader and a 1976 GMC dump truck. Various avenues were discussed for the selling of the equipment and will be addressed at a future council meeting. Tree Board Member ATS Dailey presented a Comprehensive Tree Care Plan assembled by the Tree Board for approval by the town council.  CM Cook moved to approve the plan. CM Wilhelm voiced the second and the motion carried unanimously.  The council reviewed material for two floor scrubbers for possible use in the community center and the fire dept. Following discussion, the matter was tabled. COUNCIL ITEMS: Mayor Unverzagt requested that an Executive Session be scheduled for January 25, 2024 at 5:30 PM. The council agreed by consensus. Town business will be discussed. With no further business to conduct Mayor Unverzagt adjourned the meeting at 7:08 PM.
Signed by Mayor Al Unverzagt
Attested by Clerk/Treasurer Richard Reyes
Public Notice No. 8857 published in the Lingle Guide on January 19, 2024.