Riverton Council to consider request for small bore cannon at RHS football games

(Riverton, Wyo.) – It falls under the heading of fireworks, but it really isn’t. It is a small bore cannon that would be shot off following each Riverton score for their football games beginning next month at Wolverine Field. There is no projectile that comes from the cannon.

Al “Doc” Holiday has made the request to the city council, and it will be considered tonight. His cannon has been in use at football games for years, especially at Wind River and Shoshoni high schools.

Other items on the agenda include a proposal to sell off the two remaining lots at the site of the old Memorial Hospital property on North 12th East. A proposal to purchase the two lots to create revenue for the city of $83,965 has been made by a real estate firm on behalf of a Riverton family. The two lots are zoned Residential A meaning that only single family homes could be built there.

The council will also be asked to approve a bid for replacement of three high velocity pumps at the city’s water treatment plant, which have reached the end of their useful lives. The pumps were originally installed in 1981. The low bid was made by a Denver firm, Velocity Construction, in the amount of $320,607. Only one other bid was received, that from a firm in Laramie, Lillard and Clark, for $409,000.

A grant to design the lowering of the west end of runway 10-28 at Riverton Regional Airport to meet Federal Aviation Administration runway standards is also up for discussion and approval tonight. The city’s aviation consultant, Jviation of Denver, has bid the work at 5,445 hours at a cost of $928,085. The work has been budgeted in this fiscal year. The FAA will bear 93.75 percent of the cost, or $870,079, Wyoming Aeronautics will pay for 3.75 percent of the project or $34,803 and the City of Riverton’s 2.5 percent cost has been pegged at $23,202. The work to design the runway lowering project will be done this year with the project ready for bidding and construction in 2015.

The agenda for tonight’s meeting is copied below. The meeting begins with a pre-meeting at 6:45 p.m. at city hall, followed by the regular council session at 7 p.m.

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