The Riverton School Board met on Tuesday evening with a Frontier Academy High School graduation for Arihmar Rico Yanez on tap and an agenda that includes adoption of amended policies and administrative regulations, abrogating of some outdated policies, acceptance of several grants and an early graduation request. Information items included notification of willfully absent students, habitually truant students and 10-day drop students to the Tribal Prosecutor’s Office, and notification of 10-day drop students to a parent for students over the age of 16. One discussion item involved determining a date or dates for a public forum on the issue of concealed carry firearms for district personnel.
Lander Flood Mitigation Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made two presentations in Lander Tuesday on information it has developed on the 35-percent design of the proposed Flood Mitigation Project through town. The dual presentations were to encourage more attendance. These presentations were recorded. Then, on October 25, 2022, a City Council work session will be held at City Hall at 6 p.m., and will include a presentation by staff about what the impacts may mean to the community if no action or alternatives steps are made.
Fremont County Commission
The Fremont County Commissioners on Tuesday heard several presentations and held a reception for the outgoing director of the county’s treatment courts and juvenile justice program. Presentations included Museum Director Scott Goetz with personnel updates. A work session was held for Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency funds. The five-member commission was scheduled for an executive session for a department head evaluation review. After a lunch break, a reception was held for Melinda Cox, who is resigning as the executive director of the county’s treatment courts and juvenile justice services.
Lander City Council
The city of Lander held a special executive session of the City Council meeting on Tuesday that was followed by a regular meeting. “There’s been a lot of misinformation about the flood mitigation project, and the [Army] Corps will present their work up to this point, which is only at some 30 percent,” according to Mayor Monte Richardson. “There have been no decisions made and there are more public sessions to be held.”
Speaking on the WyoTodayMedia Radio Network’s Let’s Talk Fremont program on Monday, Richardson said part of the misinformation came from work being done in City Park to repair damage done during the 2017 flood event. The mayor said the city is not getting rid of the city park, and never will, but he said contractors have just done some mitigation work there along the river and it’s better than ever now.
As for the regular City Council agenda, Richardson said a second reading is being held on ordinance 2022-4 to rezone a portion of the Jones Subdivision on Hillcrest Lane from single-family residential to commercial. He also said the council was being asked to accept $33,638.53 in grant funding from the Justice Department for the Lander Police Department for communications equipment and that an agreement for an easement and right-of-way Deed Adjournment is to be considered for land owned by the Hitshew family for infrastructure work.