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New rep, Battle Pass, events discussed

Encampment Town Council approves CCVC rep, discusses upcoming events and projects

 


On Thursday at 7 p.m. Encampment Town Council met to approve a new representative for the Carbon County Visitors Council and filled three vacancies with the Planning Commission.

The May 2017 payroll, contracted liabilities and the monthly regular bills totaled $38,728.29 was approved to be paid by the council. $11,000 was approved to purchase the mosquito chemical for fogging along with $1,600 for fireworks. The council approved the payment of $1,236.00 for the repair of the garage door at the Business Park.

The Lions Club malt beverage permit was approved for Ranch Rodeo on July 22.

John Farr was approved to be the Encampment representative for the Carbon County Visitors Council replacing Jim Mckinney who was term limited. Farr said he would like to help facilitate opening Battle Pass possibly year round or at least earlier in the season. He said half the assessed valuation of Carbon County is in Baggs valley in the Little Snake River area.

“It is where all the oil and gas is. We keep those people out of here for a big chunk of the year. It doesn’t make sense.” said Farr.

Stacy Crimmins, the director of Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce spoke to the council about the map called “That’s WY” as she did at Riverside Town Council earlier. Sponsored by the Wyoming Visitors Council, Crimmins explained the routes and the concept of stickers are available at different visitors centers in Wyoming. The stickers can be found at the Platte Valley Community Center and Riverside’s Visitor Center.

Crimmins also talked about the total solar eclipse coming August 21. Crimmins said that with Steinley Cup and the eclipse happening at the same time, the Valley should try to prepare.

“I tell people to come in their RV’s and not depend on getting a motel room.” said Crimmins.

She also told the council she had concerns communication systems that might be overburdened and wanted to get Communication on Wheels (COW) in Saratoga to help if possible.

Katrina Nuhn, town operator, said the permit for the 8th Street project has been received. She also reported there were test holes being dug to analyze the soil around the community fishing pond project.

Next week, the recreation board will discuss the upcoming events in June, Woodchoppers Jamboree and Tales of Two Cities.

The 2017 budget amendment was approved for the third and final reading. The 2018 budget was approved for its third and final reading.

The were three applications for three vacancies in Encampment’s Planning Commission and all three were approved. The Planning Commission will meet July 5.

The next scheduled Encampment Town Council will meet 7 p.m. July 13 at the Encampment town hall.

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