The City of Casper is preparing to transfer eight acres near the corner of 12th Street and Conwell for the construction of a new Casper-Natrona County Health Center. (Screenshot via Google StreetView)

CASPER, Wyo. — On Tuesday, the Casper City Council gave its approval of an agreement between the City of Casper and Natrona County that will initiate the process for the transfer of land to facilitate the construction of a new Casper-Natrona County Health Center.

The city is planning to transfer about 8 acres of land at the northeast corner of 12th and Conwell streets to the county via quitclaim deed. The county has been awarded American Rescue Plan Act dollars via the State of Wyoming’s ARPA program to support construction of the new Casper-Natrona County Health Center, according to a memo from City Clerk Fleur Tremel.

The city and county have jointly operated the Casper-Natrona County Health Department since 1954. The health department’s main clinic on Spruce Street is considered inadequate to meet the needs of residents, the memo added.

The proposed site for the new health center is close to other medical facilities, Tremel’s memo said.

The transfer of the property from the city to the county is subject to a variety of conditions including the completion of a survey and legal description of the property, the reservation of utility easements and stormwater runoff, and an appraisal of the property. The city will also need to publish notice of a public hearing for three consecutive weeks, which must include the appraised value of the property.

The transfer is expected to take several months to complete. Once the necessary conditions have been met, a real estate purchase agreement will be drafted between the parties for consideration by the governing bodies of the city and county, Tremel’s memo added.

The city will be paid $100 from the county in consideration of the transfer of the property.

The full memo and memorandum of understanding between the city and county can be reviewed as follows: