(Riverton, Wyo.) – It took the Riverton City Council only two minutes to override a mayoral veto Tuesday night and approve a change order for construction of a new building for the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation at Riverton Regional Airport.
The action taken by the council was a repeat of action taken one week ago, but due to conflicting start times for last week’s meeting, the mayor and council scheduled a special meeting to make the action legal.
Mayor Ron Warpness had vetoed approval of the change order, effecting killing the project, citing potential costs to the city, but the veto did not stand.
The City of Riverton had received a loan from the Wyoming Department of Aeronautics of $375,000 for the 3,500 square foot structure, and the city pledged some $30,000 in architectural design and engineering costs and $54,000 in in kind and other costs.
The facility will be located in the Airport Industrial Park.
Sehnert Systems is the contractor on the project.