By Ernie Over, WyoToday

The Fremont County Commissioners heard from Sheriff Ryan Lee and Coroner Larry DeGraw on their monthly reports at Tuesday’s meeting in Lander. Read what they reported in Saturday’s edition

The Lander City Council Tuesday night addressed a recent traffic crash involving a vehicle and a nine-year-old girl struck riding a bicycle on a crosswalk. The council was asked to approve a grant application to the Safe Streets for All Program from the U.S. Department of Transportation in the amount of $3.9-million, of which the city would match 20 percent of the cost, or $780-thousand dollars.

The projects would provide safe route corridors around Gannett Peak and Baldwin Creek Elementary Schools, plus a corridor between the Lander Middle School and Pathfinder High School. Additionally, improvements to sidewalks, ADA Ramps and crossings around those schools and on streets leading to those schools are included in the request.

Councilors were also asked to approve an application to the Wyoming Water Development Commission for funding of four new water production wells and infrastructure near the city’s water treatment plant on the Sinks Canyon Road. Total request is $4.1 – million with the city to match the funding up to 33 percent. The city is also seeking an amendment to an earlier funding request for a water transmission pipeline in the amount of $884-thousand dollars and seeking funding to complete a new water tank and pumping station.

Councilors were also asked to consider LIFT awards in the half-cent economic tax funds to the Lander Brewing Company for $23,752 for beer canning equipment  and $37,500 to Fairfield Tree and Lawn for the purchase of a bucket truck. Read details of the meeting in the Weekend edition. 

The Riverton School Board Tuesday was asked to provide their initial thoughts on employees being allowed to carry concealed firearms on school property. The item is listed as discussion only on their regular meeting agenda. Read what happened in the Saturday edition. Other agenda items included acknowledgement of home school requests for the current school year, acceptance of a $2,500 grant, a budget transfer of $40,000 to the special cash reserve for the Riverton High School Wrestling Room enhancement, and awarding of a $500,549 bid for the Special Services/Tonkin Activity Center Remedy project to move Frontier Academy into the Alternate School Building.