Lander Council approved MOU for County ambulance funding request, much more at Tuesday meeting

(Lander, WY) – The Lander City Council convened last night, where there were three resolutions passed, a proclamation issued, and six items of new business voted upon.

After Mayor and Council comments, Council Member White read the “Random Act of Kindness Week” proclamation.

During the City Staff Discussion Items portion of the evening, Lander Chief of Police Scott Peters stated that the Department has 6 new patrol vehicles, and that folks in Lander can also expect more enforcement of codes regarding abandoned vehicles in town.

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Chief Peters noted the Department is aware residents won’t be the happiest about this, but they will be working with people who might need time to find different locations for their abandoned vehicles.

Resolution 1233 – Adopting an alternative City of Lander Logo” was then discussed, and eventually passed in a 5 to 2 vote.

Council Members Melinda Cox and Missy White were the two “nay” votes, citing remarks seen on social media concerning wishes there had been public input about this decision process.

Resolutions 1234 and 1235, “Creating job description for Assistant Public Works Director/Engineer” and “Amending Salary Structure to include new job descriptions,” were then both unanimously passed.

During the New Business section of the evening, the Mayor was authorized to sign an agreement with Secura Max for software service and hosting for the police department, with Chief Peters stating this will ensure video and audio evidence will be stored in a cloud based platform.

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The Mayor was also authorized to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Fremont County for financial support for ambulance services, in the amount of $100,000, which was in response to a request from the County Commissioners back in June.

The Council waited to answer until they were presented with an MOU from the County and when the City Attorney had time to read it.

Mayor Richardson noted this is a one time contribution for right now, and stated that this is a “health and safety issue for the citizens of Lander.”

The Mayor and Council was also authorized to waive the building permit fees for the Maven WBC project, with Council Member Hulme being the sole “nay” vote.

The Mayor was also unanimously authorized to:

  • sign an Amended Revenue Recapture Agreement for WBC Maven grant
  • sign a 2022-23 Fiscal sponsor agreement with Lander Community Foundation
  • sign Contracts for Electric Services with Rocky Mountain Power for Site locations 1620 Rodeo Drive and 1950 Sinks Canyon Road

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