ROCK SPRINGS – There were several reports given about a variety of activities at the Rock Springs City Council Meeting Tuesday night.
During the council reports, Mayor Carl Demshar spoke about the event Saturday at the Bitter Creek Bark Park as the city unveiled a memorial to Rock Springs’ own Glenn Sugano. Sugano spend most of his career with the city and county which he grew up in.
Sugano was the Rock Springs Public Works Director and Director at the Solid Waste District No. 1 before serving as a Rock Springs Councilman prior to his death. To honor Sugano, the city unveiled a memorial at the dog park on Saturday.
Demshar pointed out his service and how many people Sugano’s service touched. Demshar said along with the councilors of Rock Springs, the Sweetwater County Commissioners and Green River Mayor Hank Castillion and several Green River Councilors were at the event.
“It showed the broad spectrum Glenn’s impact had, not just on the city of Rock Springs,” Demshar said. “It was very emotional and was a very good event.”
Several members of Sugano’s family traveled to be a memorial event and Demshar said the family expressed their gratitude for the memorial for Glenn. The dog park was one place that Sugano had a strong love for.
“It could have not been done at a better place,” Demshar said about putting the memorial at the dog park “He spent every morning there with his dog Abby.”
Councilman Tim Savage gave a brief report on the Sweetwater Tripartite Board. The Tripartite Board oversees the use of a $160,000 Community Block Grant that helps with funding for the local Head Start program and Meals On Wheels. He said the board is made up of elected officials, representatives of the food banks and community members. He said there are a few openings on the board for people who may have an interest. Residents who have an interest in serving should contact the Sweetwater County Commissioners Office or contact Councilman Savage for information.
Savage also thanked the Rock Springs Parks and Recreation Department for taking action on getting the dog park looking good after receiving several comments from concerned residents.
Councilman David Tate gave an update on the Wyoming Main Street Ceremony in Powell. He said of the eight awards given out that night, Rock Springs received two, one to Carlo Harryman of SweetwaterNOW for Entrepreneur of the Year and the other to Downtown Rock Springs for Event of the Year for the Burger Challenge. Tate joked with Councilman David Halter saying when Downtown Rock Springs won the Event of the Year with the Burger Challenge, Halter was taking a big bite of his hamburger to add a little exclamation point on the win.
Mayor Demshar also commented on the Rock Springs Downtown Program. He said on Monday he met with some of the Wyoming Main Street Officials who had nothing but positive things to say about the improvements made to the Rock Springs Downtown and the events to attract people to the district. He personally thanked Director Chad Banks for his work since taking over the new role a year or so ago.
Tate also said the Broadway Theater will have a slate of movies this winter for children and adults and to keep checking the Broadway Theater Website for a list of dates and times for the upcoming movie nights.