Crook County School District #1 Special Board Meeting – June 3

CALL TO ORDER – A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Crook County School District #1 was held in Sundance, WY, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The first order of business was to look at possible locations for a new football field/athletic complex. Board members met at the Sundance swimming pool at 5:30 p.m. The board meeting was called to order at central office at 6:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL – The meeting was opened with the following present – Chairman Josie Pearson; Trustees, Don Clonch, Marlene Edwards, Rick Gill, Thayne Gray, Keith Haiar, Brian Marchant, Dena Mills and Ken Rathbun. No trustees absent. Administrators present – Byron Stutzman, Superintendent and Mark Broderson, Sundance Secondary Principal.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA – Motion was made by Trustee Haiar and seconded by Trustee Mills to adopt the agenda. Motion carried.

FOOTBALL FIELD/ATHLETIC COMPLEX – Discussion was held as to possible locations for a new Sundance football field and athletic complex. Pros and cons were discussed on the options: the golf course or the Dalicandro property. Discussion was held. Questions were asked and comments were taken from audience members who included:

  • Todd McInerney, a Sundance parent
  • Reggie Gaylord, a Sundance parent and WY School Facilities Department Commission member
  • Taner Norton, WY School Facilities Northeast Regional Project Manager
  • Jim O’Connor, a Sundance parent and teacher

RECESS – Motion was made by Trustee Clonch and seconded by Trustee Edwards to take a short recess at 7:43 p.m. Motion carried.

REGULAR SESSION – Chairman Pearson called the meeting back into regular session at 7:52 p.m.

FOOTBALL FIELD/ATHLETIC COMPLEX (con’t) – Motion was made by Trustee Rathbun and seconded by Trustee Marchant to proceed in the direction of things the school district needs to do to locate the Sundance football field/athletic complex on the golf course property. Discussion was held. Motion to amend was made by Trustee Rathbun and seconded by Trustee Marchant to include “a formal commitment in this direction would be contingent on the results of doing due diligence to investigate the feasibility issues associated with possible geotechnical issues.” A second motion to amend was made by Trustee Marchant and seconded by Trustee Clonch to include “direct the superintendent to pursue the golf course as option 1 and the Dalicandro property as option 2”. Second amended motion carried. Amended motion carried. Original motion, as amended, carried.

ADJOURNMENT – Motion was made by Trustee Haiar and seconded by Trustee Clonch to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 p.m. Motion carried.