Lander seeking $1.25M grant to develop new Popo Agie River Park access

    The City of Lander is applying for a grant to develop the Jefferson Street access to the new Popo Agie River Park.

    The Lander City Council approved a resolution authorizing the grant application during a regular meeting this week.

    Councilmember Dan Hahn voted against the resolution, noting that he has “never been a fan of this new park.”


    100 percent

    If the grant is awarded, the money – about $1.25 million – would come out of the Community Development Block Grant, and it would cover 100 percent of the estimated cost “for land acquisition and construction to get Jefferson Street extended into the new Popo Agie River Park,” assistant mayor RaJean Strube Fossen said.

    The resolution authorizing the grant application says there is a “need to construct multi-modal access to Popo Agie River Park for citizens of all ages and abilities,” she continued, reading from the document, and “the project location exists in a 2020 census block with 56.42 percent of low- to moderate-income residents.”

    The city did not receive any public comment about the grant application, Strube Fossen said.

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


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