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Hanna cries fowl

Hanna council talks water meters, school safety, liquor licenses, chicken permits


The Hanna town council convened at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 to approve the transfer of a liquor license, give a fowl permit, listen to a school safety plan and go over the new system of water meter readings.

Craig Kopasz, of Engineering Assosciates, said the final survey for the streets, needed to be implemented for the new water service lines to be installed, is underway. Mayor Tony Poulos said notifying the residents by going door-to-door was probably the best way to get it done. He said the town had done this in the past and it was effective in getting the proper information to residents.

Marshal Jeff Neimark said Ryta Sondergard, Sinclair Community Outreach Director, provided transportation for a Crown Victoria police car to Casper where the car was repaired. Neimark reported the car is back and running properly, and he thanked Sondergard for her efforts.

Neimark said that the owner at 501 S. Adams St. was complying with getting the property cleaned up.

There will be a school safety meeting at Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow High School that will involve multiple law enforcement agencies.

“We do this every year, but now I am going to take to a more extensive security drill and do a full evacuation and get assistance from Homeland Security,” Neimark said. “It is going to be pretty extensive and I have been talking to the Saratoga chief and I have invited him to join too.”

Neimark said Daniel Lyons was sentenced to three years for alleged burglaries in the town last year.

“Once I get the official letter on the sentencing, I can start giving back the property I have that we had to hold for evidence,” Neimark said. “I am hoping to get it all done in the next week or two.”

The liquor license held by Lois Buchanan, doing business as Dingy Dan’s, was approved for transfer to Marvin Francis, who will continue to operate under the same name.

The council tabled the application of Matthew Cox to South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services because Cox was not at the council meeting.

Rose Dabbs was granted a fowl permit. In a lighthearted moment the council questioned why she got the four chickens before the permit was granted.

“Why did you get the chickens before you got the permit?” asked Poulos.

“I haven’t had them that long, but I got them because they needed a home,” said Dabbs. “I wouldn’t lie to you. I came down as soon as I got them.”

“I appreciate that,” said Poulos.

“I am sorry,” said Dabbs.

“I am sure there are some people in town who have chickens in town who haven’t come and gotten permits, so I appreciate you coming and getting one,” said Poulos.

Ann Calvert, town clerk, told the council the water bills were all correct due to the implementation of new technology in gathering data from meters and software.

John Osling, (in the citizen participation portion of the meeting), asked the council to review the solar panel ordinance. Osling said he discovered it was now outdated.

The next scheduled Hanna council meeting is at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Hanna Town Hall.


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