UPDATED at 4:55 p.m.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Lander Police Chief Jim Carey on Tuesday evening will be requesting the Lander City Council to support his request for assistance from the Green River and Jackson police departments when the large Cobell settlement checks comes to Fremont County.
Members of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes are beneficiaries of the Cobell v. Salazar Class Action Lawsuit settlement as well as another settlement related to sand and gravel.
The settlement checks, which will have dollar amounts of the thousands per person, are expected to arrive some time in 2014, meaning a large influx of cash in the county, thereby possibly increasing crime motivation.
Carey declined to comment on his plans before Tuesday’s meeting, but he will be speaking publicly on the matter at that time. In council’s packet are assistance agreements with both Green River and Jackson for help from two officers each.
The council meeting starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Lander City Hall.
Also on tomorrow’s agenda are liquor license renewals for all of Lander’s establishments. A public hearing on the liquor licenses is scheduled to start the meeting off and is a chance for anyone to voice concerns or positive remarks.
The city will also receive its audit report for fiscal year 2014, make a payment on the community center construction and more. See the complete agenda below.