Commissioners award 5 applicants MOVE funds Tuesday

(Lander, WY) – Seven applicants presented their needs to the Fremont County Commissioners for the first quarter of MOVE funding (1/2% economic development tax) yesterday, March 1st.

Of the seven only five received funding with a total of $227,234.04 MOVE funds available.

The Bossert Collective received $7,000 for a planned mural to be done by Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone artists on the driveway side of the Lander Bake Shop. Murals have proven to increase foot traffic at local shops and tourism in towns.

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Apple Valley Tree and Lawn Care received $55,000 for equipment to bring their trim department back. This will add four additional full-time employees year-round.

Riverton Little League received $10,000 to help repave the asphalt around the center section of the little league baseball fields. This will help with hosting tournaments, which brings families into the community.

Benessere Clinic received $20,000 to help purchase more equipment, which will allow them to hire more employees.

Central Wyoming College Foundation received $25,000 to be paid to the start-up challenge winners directly.

Two that needed additional information and therefore were denied funding this quarter were Granite and Tile Connection for a piece of equipment, and the Riverton Youth Soccer Association for their indoor sports facility.

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