The Casper City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. Items on the agenda for the Council meeting include the following:
- The second public hearing for proposed changes to the Animal Care and Control Ordinance. This includes amendments the Council made to the ordinance at the Jan. 29 work session. The phrase “sufficiently control the animal” has been added to amend fencing and leash requirements when an animal is on the owner’s property. Oil City’s previous coverage of the various proposed changes to this ordinance can be seen here and here.
- The second public hearing for proposed changes to the Liquor Ordinance. The Council is expected to table the second reading until Feb. 19 to allow more time for deliberation. Oil City’s coverage of the proposed changes can be found here and here.
- The first public hearing for an amendment to speed zones around Wyoming Medical Center. The Council is considering lowering the speed limit to 20 m.p.h. on several streets in the areas. Oil City’s previous coverage can be found here.
- A resolution to move forward with changes to Casper’s bus route system. The Casper Area Metropolitan Planning Office presented it and CATC’s finalized proposal at the Jan. 29 work session. Council could approve the changes on Tuesday. Oil City’s previous coverage of the bus route changes can be found here.
- Setting Feb. 19 as the date for the first public hearing of proposed changes to the Casper Municipal Code regarding Abandoned Vehicles. Oil City’s previous coverage of that issue can be found here.
- The third public hearing for a replat to create Elkhorn Village Addition. The Council approved on first and second reading the rezoning of some properties that would create the 21 acre Elkhorn Village Addition at the intersection of Newport Street and E. 12 Street.
- The first public hearing for zoning changes for properties at Wyoming Industrial Park Addition. Advanced Wall Systems is asking the Council to re-designate their properties from PUD (Planned Unit Development) to M-1 (Limited Industrial)
- A request for a new liquor license. The Ramada Plaza Riverside Hotel and Convention Center has applied for a new liquor license and the Council could grant that application during the meeting.
- The transfer of ownership of an existing liquor license. Urban Bottle Wine and Spirits currently owns a retail liquor license. A portion of the membership interest in that license was transferred to Jennifer A. True, so the Municipal Code requires the Council to consider a transfer of ownership application.
- A resolution to authorize the installation of a low pressure sanitary sewer service line at a location along US Highway 20/26.
- A resolution to authorize an agreement that would provide funding for trail construction between Morad Park and the west side Walmart. The Council previously sought and received approval from the Wyoming Department of Transportation to access Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding in the amount of $220,325.60.
- A resolution to authorize a contract with Civil Engineering Professionals, Inc. to carry out North Beverly Street improvements. That contract is for $90,000.
- A resolution to authorize a contract with CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc. to make improvements to the City’s secondary treatment system at the wastewater treatment plant. That contract is for $254,985.
- A resolution to authorize a time extension and price reduction on a contract with ITC Electrical Technologies for work on the wastewater treatment facility’s emergency generator.
- A resolution to authorize a $21,000 amendment to a contract with ARCADIS U.S., Inc. for work on the wastewater treatment facility’s emergency generator.
- A request to approve a $31,148 purchase of body armor from Galls Safety and Survival Gear for the Casper Police Department.
The entire agenda for the City Council meeting can be found on the City’s website. City Council meetings take place in Council Chambers at City Hall.