Lander Council to act on resolutions supporting cultural center, one cent sales tax

(Lander) – The Lander  City Council has a full agenda for Tuesday night’s regular meeting at City Hall, including acting on resolutions to support a grant application for the proposed Community Center for the Arts and Sciences and supporting an optional one-cent capital facilities sales tax.

The grant application is seeking a matching $50,000 from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Grant Fund to assist in the planning and design of what is being called an innovative community collaboration center of the arts. The grant, if approved, would be matched with $50,000, including $17,678 in local in-kind matches and $32,322 in cash matches from a variety of sources to be provided by the completion of the project.

A second resolution would give the city’s support to a countywide vote in November for a general purpose one cent optional sales tax for local infrastructure needs. Specifically, funds generated by the tax would be only be used by the county’s municipalities for streets, roads, bridges, water and sewer utilities.

On first reading, the council will also act on Ordinance 1170, adopting the National Electric Code.

Presentations scheduled for the meeting include a Department Report from Community Resource Coordinator Gary Michaud, a proclamation for Week of the Young  Child, a sidewal traffic issue brought forward by Eric Olson and a presentation on the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment Program by Melinda Cox.

In new business, councilors will be asked for approval of the following items:

— Appoint Tiffany Hartpence and reappoint Misty Atnip to four year terms on the Parks and Recreation Commission;

— Authorize a new hanger space land lease agreement for Ironman Aircraft Hangers, LLC, transferring lease from Steve Osborn;

— Approve a livestock permit from Otis Jones to keep calves on eight acres along a portion of Fremont Street;

— Approve a catering permit from the Hitching Rack to cater the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet on the community center on April 21st;

— Approve a catering permit from The Forge to cater an event, “Forges Birthday Bash” on May 19th, at 202 Main Street;

— Approve the Phase II of the Lander Outdoor Theater Project;

— Accept a $10,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation for a new skate park, and authorize Council President Nancy Webber to sign the grant agreement;

— Adopt Resolution 998 exempting a portion of North Second Street from the Open Container ordinance for an event;

— Select the City’s official voting delegate for the 2012 Wyoming Association of Municipalities Convention;

— Approve a pay request (#5) from Shepard Construction for the CDS Remodel project in the amount of $45,874.80;

— Approve signing Notice of Award for Lander Safe Routes to School;

— Approve Contractors Agreement for Lander Safe Routes to School;

— Approve change order #1 for the Lander Safe Routes to School project, decreasing the cost by $21,931.

— Bills and Claims.