(Riverton, Wyo.) – There was no one in the audience to comment on the City of Riverton’s proposed $21.9 million budget Tuesday night, so a public hearing on the matter was closed and the council voted unanimously to accept the budget.
City Administrator Steven Weaver told the council the budget was balanced, even with projected revenues forecast to be down about 10 percent.
The one area of the budget that did receive some comment, albeit in a work session last month, the Third Party Requests, was also approved after city staff adjusted the totals upon direction of the council. This budget item, Weaver said, funds organizations that provide essential services for the city that it could not afford on its own.
The Third Party Requests as approved are:
Fremont County Youth Services, $36,000
Riverton Volunteer Fire Dept., $10,000
Volunteers of America, Center For Hope, $112,500
Good Samaritan Center, $6,000
PAWS For Life Animal Shelter, $42,500
Children’s Advocacy Project, $3,600
Riverton Chamber of Commerce, $20,158
Injury Prevention Resources, $4,250
“R” Recreation, CWC, $145,000
The city administrator’s budget message is copied below: