PitchEngine CEO Jason Kintzler of Riverton informed the council of his company’s plan to develop a data center in Riverton. (Ernie Over photo)
“The guy who has the extra trash pays to throw it away, so not everyone in the city has to pay if we have a free day,” Council member Lars Baker said.
Richard Gard agreed. “Citizens can buy a tag, know that there will be a pickup on a certain day and that’s better than having a mattress lay out in an alley till whenever.”
Councilor Eric Heiser agreed that such a tag system “is better than a community clean up day. It’s more efficient and we won’t be paying overtime pay (for city staff to be present at each pickup location on a weekend). It’s already working nationally.”
Since Tuesday night’s meeting was a work session, no formal decisions were reached, but city staff received the direction they needed to develop a formal proposal and finalize plans for the community-wide event this fall.
“It will take time to get a tag system in place, so it makes sense to me to do clean-up this year,” Mayor Ron Warpness said.
City Administrator Steven Weaver said city staff will begin letting the public know about the October event and what would be accepted at the three sites, which were identified as the city hall parking lot at 816 North Federal, the city shop at 714 West Monroe, and the VFW Post parking lot at 1409 West Main.
Councilors also listened to two presentations from Economic Development Director Phil Christopherson on Wyoming Business Ready Community Grants that will be formally presented to the council next week for approval. The two grant applications would include a purchase of 302 acres of land between Honor Farm Road and Wal Mart for a business park and housing. That proposal was advanced by IDEA, Inc. The second presentation was about developing a data center in Riverton to spur development of technology-related business in Central Wyoming. The second grant is proposed by PitchEngine of Riverton and Lander. To read specific details about those grant applications, click here.
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