Riverton Police Department to introduce, swear in new patrol officer during Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday

    The Riverton City Council will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in the Council Chambers at Riverton City Hall, 816 N. Federal Blvd.

    The agenda includes an introduction and oath of office for a patrol officer.

    There will also be a public hearing before the council considers a fireworks permit application for the Riverton Little League Championship Night on June 20 at the Ron Saban Baseball Complex on Smith Road.


    “The event we are requesting is a fireworks show that ends our rec baseball season,” the application states. “It is an event that we have done for more than three years. The fireworks will be set off east of the facility.”

    This map shows the planned location for the fireworks display scheduled to take place June 20 as part of the Riverton Little League Championship Night. h/t City of Riverton

    Riverton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jake Blumenshine submitted a letter of endorsement for the fireworks display, noting that firefighters “will be on standby with wildland trucks and an engine company if anything should arise.”

    “The final decision to launch or cancel will be made mutually between the ranking fire officer on scene and a licensed pyrotechnician in the case of unfavorable conditions (for example wind or drought),” Blumenshine wrote.

    Balloon Committee

    The council will consider a citizen board appointment to the Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Committee on Tuesday.


    Staff said two people submitted letters of interest for the position: Luke Walker and Kimberly Hummel.

    The council will also be asked to approve the Wind River Visitors Council budget as well as a proposed amendment to the Eastern Shoshone Business Park Planned Unit Development Agreement regarding fencing.

    There is one bid award on the agenda, for the Arapaho Drive Improvement Project.


    Staff recommended awarding the $238,700 bid to Dave’s Asphalt Company of Riverton.

    The project will be funded through the city’s optional 1 percent sales tax account for infrastructure.

    The council will also consider approving an out-of-city waterline agreement on Tuesday for 3525 Burton Lane – an unincorporated Fremont County property.

    “The property owner … would like to connect to the city’s water utility,” staff said, noting that the city “owns and maintains an eight-inch water main located directly adjacent and to the north of the property in question.”


    Finally, the council will consider awarding $5,500 in local Tourism Asset Development funding to the Depot Foundation “to support historical displays associated with the Monuments and Markers program administered by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, and Trails.”

    An executive session will be held if needed before adjournment.

    Tuesday’s meeting will be preceded by a 6:45 p.m. Finance Committee meeting in the same location.

    Both meetings are open the public for in-person attendance and will be streamed live on the city’s YouTube channel, where past meeting recordings are stored.

    For more information, call the City of Riverton at 856-2227.


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