Wyoming Child and Family Development visit April Glendo Town Council meeting

James Meyer
Posted 4/27/22

Glendo town hall

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Wyoming Child and Family Development visit April Glendo Town Council meeting


GLENDO – Glendo Town Council held its April 13 meeting inside the Glendo Town Hal beginning at 6 p.m. All four council members and Mayor Susan Juschka were present for the meeting.

The meeting opened business with a Pledge of Allegiance, followed by unanimous approval of the April 13 agenda with amendments, the March 9 regular meeting minutes, the March 2022 treasurer’s report, and the April 2022 claims for considerations.

After the approval of these items, the next section was for visitor’s comments and guest speakers. The first guests were Cammy Mann and Lori Milnes from Wyoming Child and Family Development.

Mann and Milnes presented that had screened eight or nine children in Glendo younger than 5 years old. Specialists from Wheatland and Douglas visited to provide these services. A new speech therapist from Wheatland who provides help in Douglas will now visit Glendo.

In 2021, only two children were given services. In 2022, another two children received services, but have moved to Wheatland. Mann and Milnes hope to return in September or October. For the organization’s assistance, the council voted five to zero to match $200 for WCFD.

The next section of business was commission and department reports. Items which were brought to the council’s attention included a malfunctioning security device, a furnace being in working order, and the removal of two air conditioning units.

Councilman Merit Hartman provided two updates. The first was related to generators. A contractor is making progress on the project and should be completed by the middle of July.

The matter second regarded water pits. Currently, pits cost more than $1,200 each. Also, the town could have a back order of 13 to 16 months unless a large order was placed, then the wait would be one or two months.

Councilman Hartman informed the rest of council that they presently have a backup inventory of six water pits. Some of the council members were hesitant to make a purchase until a meeting attendee shared a story about rising costs of building tools.

With costs in mind, Councilman Hartman made a proposal to purchase 20 water pits for the town. The council approved the motion five to zero. The next section of the meeting was two proclamations.

The first proclamation designated May 28 as Poppy Day. The second proclamation designated April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. After the proclamations were project and grant updates.

Project updates included the collection of more than $210,000 from specific purpose tax #3, a meeting with the Wyoming Water Development Commission, the finishing of the HVAC system in the library, and repairs to park bathrooms.

The fifth matter part of the meeting was new business. The only item under new business was to change the council’s recurring meeting from the first Wednesday to the second Wednesday of each month.

Following new business was old business. The lone item matter of old business was the Quilson subdivision. Discussion of the subdivision included the need for final drawings and plans, the discovery of damage on a vault, and the installation of a water hook-up.

Upcoming events are an annual Easter egg hunt April 17, a visit by Marge Cares April 30, a municipal election May 3, and Mother’s Day May 8.

The Glendo Town Council adjourned shortly before 6:30 p.m. According to obtained meeting minutes, the next town council will be May 11.