Lander’s 1% street rehabilitation project completed
h/t City of Lander – Wyoming Facebook page for the featured photo
Initially voted in by Fremont County residents in 2012, the 1% Optional Sales Tax is collected by the Wyoming Department of Revenue and redistributed back to the county, cities, and towns based on population. Lander’s Assistant Mayor Rajean Fossen shared, “Each entity gets to spend their money how they want.”
This year Lander put their allocated 1% Optional Sales Tax money toward the ‘2019 Lander Street Improvement Project’. Project designs began in 2017 and construction started in May of this year. Rajean noted a few adjustments to the plan included “…removing 2nd Street to allow us to line the sewers this winter.” They also added Fremont Street from 5th to City Limits and that portion was completed last week.
The 1% Optional Sales Tax has to be voted on every 4 years. It was re-passed in 2016 and you can expect to see it on the 2020 ballot.
In the meantime, enjoy those rehabilitated Lander roads!
Rajean provided the below maps and road lists for the project: