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Whatfest questions approved

Riverside council approves 2 question poll, Party Day donations tallied, algae blasters and flood plain looked at

 


The Riverside Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Riverside Town Hall. The Whatfest poll the town of Riverside created was approved and will be sent out to residents in the near future.

Jan Cook, the town clerk, presented the questions to be asked about the annual music festival before the council approved the poll. Cook kept it to two β€œyes” or β€œno” questions:

1. Have you experienced any problems with those attending Whatfest?

2. Are you in favor of the festival continuing to be in Riverside?

Cook told residents in the poll if there were any questions to contact her.

Jon Nelson of North Fork Engineering introduced his company to the council. Mayor Leroy Stephenson told Nelson although there were no projects at the moment, the town would keep North Fork in mind.

Cook said the donation box from the Riverside Party Day held on Aug. 19 contained $313.

β€œI think it is outstanding,” Cook said. β€œI opened the box and it was mostly ones and it was great.”

Cook estimated the crowd to be well over a 100 people.

β€œIt was a good evening,” Cook said.

Katie Cheesbrough, town council and Riverside park director, said she was looking into playground equipment that would compliment what the park already had. Money for the new purchases would come out of consensus funding projects.

Stephenson said the algae blasters in the sewer system were not working well.

β€œWe have determined perhaps they are located wrong,” Stephenson said. β€œWe are going to move them to the other side of the biodomes and see if that works.”

The Helwick building permit was approved on the condition that it complies with all the zoning setbacks.

The council had no board candidates to offer the Local Government Liability Pool (LGLP).

A representative from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) met with Stephenson and Cook to give an assessment of compliance on buildings in the flood plain.

Currently FEMA is using a 1978 study by the Wyoming Department of Transportation on the 100 year flood mark. A new study on the 100 year flood mark is scheduled to be completed in 2018 and afterwards FEMA will be able to tell Riverside where the town stands with compliance.

The town council decided to look over all the liquor revisions and vote on them at the next meeting. The Carbon County Emergency Operations plan was approved.

The next scheduled Riverside Town Council meeting is at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Riverside Town Hall.

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