Work session tonight to discuss future of downtown parking lot, city’s parks and trails

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The downtown city parking lot will be one subject of the Riverton City Council’s work session tonight at 7 p.m. at city hall. The issue of the proper usage of the lot came up earlier this spring when the discussion of where to place the Farmer’s Market included the parking lot. At the time, it was noted that some fleet vehicles are parked in the lot for extended periods of time. The Farmer’s Market was eventually located at a different lot.

“At issue is whether commercial vehicles and trailers should be parked in the lot on a long-term basis,” Police Chief Mike Broadhead wrote in a memorandum to the council for tonight’s meeting. “A recent informal survey revealed that vehicles and trailers belonging to at least seven different companies were being stored in the lot.”

Tonight’s discussion will determine if the city council wants to change usage in the parking lot. City staff is asking the council to give them direction.

The second item on tonight’s agenda will be a listening session where people can voice their opinions on the city’s parks and trails. A planning committee looking into those facilities will use comments generated at the meeting in developing a master plan for the parks and trails.

See the agenda below:
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