Lander City Council to hear half cent funding recommendations during regular meeting Tuesday; work session to follow

    The Lander City Council will hold a regular meeting and work session beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the City Council Chambers at 240 Lincoln Street.

    The agenda for the regular meeting begins with a public hearing on an ordinance vacating a partial alley adjacent to 473 S. Fourth St.

    A letter from staff indicates the city has been talking to the owner there since the beginning of September and has verified that there are no existing utilities running through the partial alley.


    “Public works has no future need for the 50-foot dead-end alley and has never maintained the right-of-way,” the letter states. “Both the city and the owner desire to quit claim deed the vacated property to the applicant Gregg and Karen Meyer upon final approval of the ordinance.”

    Ordinances require a public hearing and three separate votes of approval by the council in order to pass, the letter notes.

    The council will consider the ordinance on first reading later in the meeting.

    Economic development funds

    There are three other new business action items on the agenda:
    -consider approving the JAG Hill Subdivision
    -consider Lander Economic Development Association recommendations for Lander Investment for the Future Program funds
    -consider approving a resolution amending the city fee schedule to add new nonconforming setback/utility registration fees


    The LEDA report recommended no funding for the groups that applied for half percent sales tax funding for economic development this quarter.

    Eligible applicants included:
    -the Salt-Taco and Tequila Bar, which requested $150,000 for “renovation of a deteriorated downtown building in order to create a new restaurant concept and further beautify Lander’s Main Street, ultimately employing 12-20 people”
    -Benessere Clinic, which requested $27,749 for “new cutting-edge equipment (to) further expand capabilities and improve treatment outcomes”
    -Grand Marquee Renovation, which requested $26,925 to renovate the Grand Theater Marquee
    -Lander Performing Arts, which requested $15,000 to increase “event success”
    -Capital Improvements 228 Main, which requested $55,000 “to protect and revitalize a building that has survived over 100 years of wear and tear”
    -Hub for Conservation and Nonprofit, which requested $45,000 to support meeting space for the Wyoming Outdoor Council
    -Onsite Laundry and Showers, which requested $100,000 to renovate the outside of a building and install a commercial laundromat and shower stalls at 680 Main Street

    The LIFT Program had $136,506 available this quarter, according to LEDA’s report.


    Work session

    The city council work session will begin immediately after the regular meeting.

    The agenda includes:
    -a discussion of new proposed Lander Volunteer Fire Department bylaws
    -a presentation from Joey Waller, president of the Lander Community Veterans Resource Center
    -a presentation on the Energy and Environment Task Force greenhouse gas emissions goal
    -a discussion on potential changes to local standards for mobile homes and modular buildings
    -a discussion on non-metered water use

    Both meetings are open to the public for in-person attendance and will be streamed live on Zoom (Meeting ID: 829 4017 6050 Passcode: 827390).


    Past meeting recordings are available here.

    For more information call the City of Lander at 332-2870.


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