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Open house set for city admin candidates

Submitted by Newsroom on July 7, 2011 – 7:51 amNo Comment

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. – The Riverton community will get a chance to meet the five candidates up for the position of city administrator next week. An open house at City Hall on North Federal has been set for next Thursday night, July 14, from 4-6.

The candidates are: Allen Barnes, who most recently was the city manager for Sachse, Texas; Peter Meyers, who’s the assistant to the city manager in Casper; City Administrator Anthony Tolstedt of Broken Bow, Neb.; Martin Tucker, a town administrator for Skiatook, Okla.; and Steven Weaver, who manages the city of Carlton, Oregon.

John Darrington

The open house was announced yesterday on KVOW’s Chit Chat show by John Darrington who’s acting as the interim city administrator  for Riverton until one can be hired.

He also gave a wrap-up of Tuesday’s city council meeting.

 In a nutshell, he said the council: approved on first reading an ordinance to create an improvement district for Riverside Drive to pave the way for a $280,000 street project that will cost property owners, including the city, about $9,000 each; and a bid from 71 Construction’s of $98,710 for the water treatment plant sedimentation basin rehabilitation project. That’s set to start in September, which including materials and equipment will cost the city a total of $350,000.

The council tabled a recommendation for the city to pay for the painting of about 30 street lights on West Main that are owned by Rocky Mountain Power. At a cost of $225 a pole, the sprucing would have cost the city a total of $6,750. The council decided, instead, to ask the power company to take on the task. So, beautifying that street entry into Riverton as Mayor Ron Warpness had hoped to do will now fall to the hands of the power company.

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