City May Seek Grant to Help Pay for First Security Bank Terra Cotta Restoration

City May Seek Grant to Help Pay for First Security Bank Terra Cotta Restoration

The cost for phase 2 of the First Security Bank Building project has doubled compared with the cost for Phase 1. SweetwaterNOW file photo

ROCK SPRINGS — In an effort to continue the restoration of the First Security Bank building, the City of Rock Springs will look at applying for a grant to help pay for terra cotta restoration costs.

The Rock Springs City Council is set to review numerous items at their meeting Tuesday, February 1, at 7 p.m. at City Hall. One of those is a request from Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Manager Chad Banks.

In a letter to the city, Banks asks for support to pursue a Certified Local Government grant from the Wyoming State Historical Office to assist with terra cotta restoration costs on the First Security Bank building. If the grant is approved, the city would receive nearly $39,500.

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Other Business

Under presentations, the Council will listen to Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Executive Director Jenissa Meredith give the 2021 annual report and share the details of the 2022 tourism master plan.

Also under presentations, Rock Springs Urban Renewal Agency board members Maria Mortensen and Sue Lozier will give the URA’s 2021 annual report.

The Council will consider approving a resolution accepting a National Museum of the United States Air Force Community Static Display loan agreement with the United States of America, for the loan of an F-101B(GF) aircraft to display in Veteran’s Park. This loan is a renewal and will run from April 1, 2022, through March 31, 2024.

The Council will look at appointing Gene Legerski for a second term on the Joint Powers Water Board, Mike Lopiccolo for a second term on the Police Civil Service Commission, and Bonnie Cannon to a second term on the Rock Springs Historical Museum Board.

To review the entire agenda, click here.