Riverton poised to receive $256K in Consensus Funds; $2.3 million to be distributed around county

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness told the city council last week that the city has been approved for $256,500 in county consensus funds for two projects.

The funds, formerly known as Payment In Lieu of Taxes, or PILT, come to the county from the State of Wyoming.

In total, the county will disperse $2.3 million in consensus funds in the next fiscal year.

Riverton’s share is going for the city’s water treatment plant to replace several high service pumps which are at the end of their useful life. The grant of $131.500 will complete funding on the $513,000 project. The city will also be receiving $125,000 for expansion and work on the Big Bend Ditch. That project’s total cost is $250,000. The ditch needs to be expanded as a result of the current installation of a new storm sewer network on South Federal Boulevard that will empty into the ditch. Both grants are matched with city funds.

Other consensus fund grants include:

Town of Shoshoni: $175,000 to replace sewer lines.

Town of Pavillion: $46,177 for Cedar Street Paving

Town of Dubois: $100,000 for various water projects

Town of Dubois: $75,000 for Airport Right-of-Way rebuild

City of Lander: $375,000 for Dillon Subdivision street rehabilitation

Fremont County Fire Protection District: $500,000 for the Hudson Fire Hall replacement project

Fremont County Library: $573,000 Riverton Branch Library roof replacement and drainage project

Fremont County Transportation Department: $266,000 for Mortimore Lane project

4 Comments

  1. Loretta J Heck

    HOW ABOUT PUTTING SOME TO SNOW REMOVAL IN THE WINTER BECAUSE IT REALLY SUCKS DRIVING ON BAD ROADS BECAUSE THE CITY OF RIVERTON DOES NOT PLOW

  2. Andrea Weber

    Wouldn't that be awesome if they actually did that and started doing it the day it snowed instead of waiting a few days or even longer.

  3. Jesse McHalf

    or not push it all into the middle of the road so you cant turn or cross!!!!

  4. Ron Harvey

    Somebody got this way wrong. Consensus funds are funds allocated by the state legislature for cities towns and counties. This money has nothing to do with Payment in Lieu of taxes. PILT is funding to counties with federal land within the county to offset property taxes that would be assessed if the land was private land.

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