Lander Council to consider amending large vehicle parking ordinance

By Joshua Scheer, reporter,

(Lander, Wyo.) – The Lander City Council will consider the first reading of an amended ordinance Tuesday evening regarding parking trucks, trailers, machinery, mobile homes and campers on Lander’s streets. The council’s regular meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Lander City Hall.

Currently, the ordinance applies to vehicles eight feet high and seven feet wide and larger. The ordinance would be changed to say that such vehicles “shall (not) be parked on any city street in excess of two (2) consecutive days within a seven (7) day period.” That is shortened from a 14-day period. The Chief of Police or a designee may provide an exception.

Also proposed is the removal of a sentence that states, “No motor homes or campers shall be parked on any city streets for a period in excess of five (5) consecutive calendar days.”

Machinery or contractor trailers will be limited to street parking for no more than 24 hours within a seven-day period. That’s shortened from a 14-day period. Permits may be issued by the city.

Approving changes to the ordinance will require three readings.

Final readings on eliminating two ordinances and amending the one related to delinquent bills are up as well. If passed, the changes will go into effect on Dec. 17.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda are hiring Carol Chidsey to lead a grant search for the community center, appoint Scott Goetz to Wind River Visitor’s Council board, accept a couple grants and a few other items.