(Lander, Wyo.) – The Lander City Council, via consensus during Tuesday’s work session, authorized city staff to move forward on planning for street work as proposed by 1 percent option tax advisory committee.
The committee after meeting at least six times during the last few months have recommended crack sealing and chip sealing the entire length of Buena Vista, chip sealing portions of Harmony Hill, aiding with reconstruction on Jefferson Street, and reconstruction on portions of both Cliff and McDougal Streets. (Read about the announcement of the priorities here.) When the optional 1 percent sales tax was approved by voters in November 2012, municipalities promised the funds would be used for infrastructure repairs.
Mayor Mick Wolfe said he wanted to make sure that if reconstruction was being done, deteriorating curbs should be fixed as well. That way if curbs were replaced after street repairs, work already done wouldn’t have to be torn up in the process. Committee Chairman Mike Quinn said the committee wouldn’t have a problem with that.
Public Works Director Mickey Simmons said some of the proposed work could be done in-house, stretching the tax dollars further. The general consensus was that the sooner the work began, the better.
“As far as I’m concerned, lets get moving,” Wolfe said.
View the proposed schedule and estimated costs from the committee below.