agenda
 city of laramie, wyoming
 city council regular meeting 

CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 406 IVINSON AVE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2024, 6:30 PM
(Pre-Council Meeting begins at 6:15 pm)

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 Please be advised no additional agenda item will be introduced at a Regular City Council meeting after the hour of 9:30 pm, unless the majority of the City Council members present vote to extend the meeting. 
 
 Public comment is limited to three (3) minutes per speaker. Written public comment shall be submitted to the City Clerk for dissemination and retention for official City records, or submitted to the City Council through electronic correspondence at council@cityoflaramie.org. Full text available in Council Rules of Procedure and Code of Conduct 4.02 and Appendix B and C. 
 
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1.

CALL TO ORDER

2.

Pledge of Allegiance

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (Aggregate time limit 30 minutes)

(Limit of 3 minutes per speaker.)(Written or other materials must be submitted to the City Clerk for public record and dissemination six (6) days prior to the meeting per City Council Rules of Procedure Appendix B.)

5.

Consideration of Changes in Agenda and Setting the Agenda

A. MOTION BY ___, seconded by ___, that the following changes to the Agenda be approved:

B. MOTION BY ___, seconded by ___, that the Agenda be set as submitted or changed.  

6.

PROCLAMATIONS/PUBLIC HEARINGS/NOTIFICATIONS

6.A.

PROCLAMATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

6.A.i.
6.B.

PUBLIC HEARING

6.B.i.

PUBLIC HEARING: Bittersweet Industrial Subdivision Preliminary Plat

6.C.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

6.C.i.

Monthly Staff Recognition

  • Mark Hazelett, Civil Engineer 
  • Grace Martinez, Senior Utility Billing Clerk 
7.

Disclosures by City Council Members

8.

Approval of Consent Agenda

Items listed on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed below. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Councilor so requests, in which case the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered on the Regular Agenda.

MOTION BY ____, seconded by _____, that the Consent Agenda be approved and that each specific action on the Consent Agenda be approved as indicated.

9.

CONSENT AGENDA

9.A.

MINUTES: City Council Meeting Minutes from January 3, 2024

Action:  
that Council approve the Minutes of the following City Council meetings: the Public Hearings and Regular Meeting of January 3, 2024, and have them placed on file for public inspection.
[Bartholomew, CC]

9.B.

CEMETERY DEEDS: Cemetery Deeds for January 1-15, 2024

Action:  
that the Cemetery Deeds for January 1-15, 2024, be accepted, the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign and have them recorded in the Office of the County Clerk.
[Feezer, ACM]

9.C.

LICENSE: Renewal of a Vehicle for Hire License for Tour De Venue

Action:
That Council approve the renewal of a Vehicle for Hire License to Tour De Venue (Owner: Bockai Akmadu Ahmadu), for the period of January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024. 
[Bartholomew, CC]

9.D.

AGREEMENT: License Agreement Between the City of Laramie, Wyoming, and WY Plaza, L.C. and SBMC Real Estate Holding Company, LLC for Access, Installation and Maintenance of Landscaping

Action:
to rescind the agreement approved on December 19, 2023, and replace and approve License Agreement dated January 16, 2024 between the City of Laramie, Wyoming, and WY Plaza, L.C. and SBMC Real Estate Holding Company, LLC for Access, Installation and Maintenance of Landscaping, and authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign.
[Jordan, CM]

9.E.

LETTER OF SUPPORT: Support Letter from the City Council for the Laramie Growth Area Plan and it’s Nomination for the American Planning Association’s Vernon Deines Award for Comprehensive Plan or Special Project Plan Award

Action:
to approve a support letter from the City Council for the Laramie Growth Area Plan and it’s Nomination for the American Planning Association’s Vernon Deines Award for Comprehensive Plan or Special Project Plan Award and authorize the Mayor to sign.
[Teini, CEDD]

9.F.

ORDINANCE: Original Ordinance No. 2079, Adding Chapter 12.37 to the Municipal Code Providing for Regulation of Extraterritorial Access to City Streets

Action: 
move to approve on third reading and final reading of Original Ordinance No. 2079, adding Chapter 12.37 to the Municipal Code providing for Regulation of Extraterritorial Access to City Streets, and authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign.

Recommend Amendment: 
I move to amend Original Ordinance No. 2079 by removing the second “the” in section 12.37.030.I. 
[Southard, CA] 

9.G.

PRELIMINARY PLAT: PP-23-02: Bittersweet Industrial Subdivision Preliminary Plat

Action:
move to approve the Bittersweet Industrial Subdivision Preliminary Plat, based on findings of fact and conclusions of law and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign. 
[Gabathuler, Principal Planner]

9.H.

RESOLUTION: Resolution 2024-06, Appointing One Member to the Traffic Safety Commission

Action:
I move to approve Resolution No. 2024-06, appointing Jeffrey Verosky to the Traffic Safety Commission and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign.
[Webb, PW]

9.I.

RESOLUTION: Resolution 2024-07, Appointing One Member to the Laramie Police Advisory Board

Action:
I move that Council approve Resolution 2024-07, appointing one board member Elizabeth Powers, to the Laramie Police Advisory Board for the remainder of a term expiring October 31, 2025, and authorize Mayor and Clerk to sign.
[Bartholomew, CC]

9.J.

RESOLUTION: Resolution 2024-11, Appointing Members to the Wyoming Community Gas Joint Powers Board

Action: 
move to approve Resolution 2024-11, appointing members to the Wyoming Community Gas Joint Powers Board, and authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign.
[Jordan, CM; Wade, ASD; Bartholomew, CC] 

9.K.

SCHEDULE MEETINGS:

that the following meeting be scheduled:
i. March 26, 2024, 5:30 pm - WORK SESSION: Community Partner Funding Presentations (Joint with Albany County Board of Commissioners) 

10.

REGULAR AGENDA

11.

Award of a Professional Service Agreement for the City-Wide Aerial Update

[Webb, PW]

12.

Consideration of Resolution 2024-08, supporting the submission of an application to the Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation for a Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Grant for the final design and construction of the Spring Creek Trail Phase 2 project

[Feezer, ACM]

13.

Consideration of Resolution 2024-09, supporting the submission of an application to the Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation for a Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Grant to support the renovation and expansion of pathways and fitness stations in LaBonte Park

[Feezer, ACM]

14.

Original Ordinance No. 2080, Amending Title 2 of the Laramie Municipal Code to Establish the Rate of Pay for the Governing Body

[P. Russell, HR Director; J. Jordan, City Manager]

15.

Consideration of Resolution 2024-10, Adopting Policy Goals and Objectives for the City of Laramie for 2024

[Jordan, CM]

16.

Public Comments

(Please observe the time limit of three (3) minutes per speaker.)
17.

Consideration of Future Council Work Session Topics

18.

Adjournment