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Going to the dogs

Riverside resident expresses concerns about loose dogs encountered during walks


December 25, 2019

The Riverside Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Riverside Town Hall.

The agenda and minutes from the regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 14 was approved in a timely manner.

Town clerk/treasurer Jan Cook, went over the financials. After Cook gave her report, the council approved the bills.

John Smith, a resident from Cherokee Meadows voiced his concern about some loose dogs he encountered when walking near a certain home. Mayor Leroy Stephenson said he understood Smith’s trepidation with the canines.

The town lawyer, Tom Thompson, has been made aware of the situation and is looking at the legal means to take care of loose dogs in an effective manner.

Stephenson has talked with the owner previously and will continue to monitor the situation, but advised Smith to get a repellent spray in case the dogs do approach him menacingly.

Council member Ed Golden said that South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) had not come out in favor of the critical access medical center being proposed.

SCWEMS has not come out in favor or against the center. Helen Weiland, SCWEMS, told the council the board is not taking a stand at the current time.

The council reviewed a document from the Carbon County Planning Commission that is requesting three lots, with over 20 acres to house four mobile homes.

The council approved an amendment to the budget for $7,000.

The next order of business was to approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Carbon County for development near the town. It is based on the same MOU that Encampment uses.

The next scheduled meeting is at 6 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Riverside Town Hall.


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