(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton City Council meets in regular session tonight with a relatively light agenda (see below). Highlights of the meeting will include approval of a contract with Lori Gorseth Law Office, LLC, for legal service to act as the city’s Public Defender in Municipal Court. The city has been without a public defender since the first of October. Gorseth will be paid $2,000 per month for her services.

The first reading of Ordinance 13-011 will be read. The ordinance is an attempt by the city to regulate commercial door-to-door sales people. The adoption of this ordinance was tabled at the last meeting as questions arose as to the constitutionality of exacting a fee from out-of-town sellers, but not from local not-for-profit or charitable groups. The city attorney suggested that charging a fee for non-residents and not for locals would not stand a constitutional test. In the revised version, everyone going door to door, local and non-resident would be required to obtain a $25 permit from the city, and and additional $5 per each person engaged engaged in solicitations under a single permit.

In other action, the council will be asked to award a bid to Howard & Associates to conduct a Dementia/Alzheimer’s facility feasibility study for Community Entry Services. The $13,500 project is being funded by a Wyoming Business Council Community Development Block Grant.

An agreement with the Mountain View Water District for the city to provide that area north of Riverview Road with emergency water in the event the district’s own system suffers a failure is up for approval.

The councilors will also be asked to concur or not with the Wyoming Department of Transportations’ bid award to Cheyenne contractor Reiman Corp. as the successful low bidder for the South Federal Boulevard reconstruction project. The WYDOT Commission conditionally awarded the bid last month to Reiman at a cost of $5.1 million. The city currently has $1.3 million set aside for its share of the work, but would need an additional $663,520 for the project as awarded by WYDOT. Discussion will be to determine if the city concurs with the bid award, or not.

The regular meeting begins at City Hall at 7 p.m. See the agenda copied below:


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