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Fest poll results coming in

Riverside town council approves building permit, sets to hear WHATFest poll results at next meeting


The Riverside Town Council met Thursday at 6 p.m. in the town hall and decided to approve a building permit with conditions.

After approving the minutes of Sept. 14 and paying the bill, the first reading of liquor license revisions were approved.

The mosquito problem for the summer was minimal in comparison to years past, members of the council noted as the last bill for the pests was paid.

The WHATFest poll of Riverside residents is getting response, but Jan Cook, the town clerk, had not tabulated the results because she was not sure how the council wanted to proceed. She was given the responsibility to start counting the votes as they came in and put them on a spread sheet for the next meeting so the results could be analyzed by the council.

Council member Ed Golden informed the council the recently approved Hinter building permit did not meet setback requirements. The council then approved the permit on the condition that the resident put the structure on the proper setback.

Fred Lorenz, council member, informed the council that the Carbon County Council of Governments decided the sixth penny tax will be allowed to run it’s course and end.

“The plan is because we told the voters it would end, the consensus is to let the tax end and if a new one is needed for projects, we let the voters bring it back,” Lorenz said.

The town received some impact fees from the Chokecherry Wind Project.

“It is about eleven dollars for every man, woman and child,” Leroy Stephenson said as he looked over the number.

Cook told the council she got correspondence informing them the Grand Encampment Museum was having a family friendly Halloween party on Oct. 22.

The council was informed by Cook no bids had come in for snow removal. It was decided to put the bid out again and move the deadline to Nov. 9.

Members of the council said it was still early in the season and though the weather has given the town some snow already, it was likely many prospective bidders had not been aware of the deadline.

The next scheduled meeting on the Riverside Town Council will be 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Riverside Town Hall.


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