Rock Springs City Council Preview

Rock Springs City Council Preview

ROCK SPRINGS – After going through a long discussion during the Rock Springs Planning and Zoning meeting last month, a mysterious request to amended the parking requirements by John Foudray of Nueterra and Brian Shearer of Marasco & Associates, will hit the Rock Springs City Council on Tuesday.

There was a lengthy discussion during the planning and zoning meeting but after all was said and done, the commission sent it to the council with their approval of 1.5 parking spaces for every 1,000 square feet of building.

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The debate focused on the fact the city ordinances do not define hospital uses. It also raised concerns that the parking standards could hamper future developments at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Campus.

Because it is just an amendment request to an ordinance, the applicants have not said why they are requesting the amendment. They don’t have to say because nothing is currently being built.

There will be a public hearing on the amendment request, and then the change to the ordinance will go through first reading Tuesday night. Council will take action after the third reading of the change.


The council will vote on acceptance of the final plat of the first phase of the Gunsight Estate Subdivision. The development is on Reagan Avenue across the street from the Preserve Apartments. The first phase includes 40 lots. There are several issues on the land including drainage. The city will build a detention pond which will be made into a small park.

Not only will the detention pond serve the Gunsight subdivision, it will be necessary for the Preserve expansion and other subdivisions in the area. The city council will actually open bids on these drainage ponds Tuesday night.

Fire Truck

The ongoing saga with the 1982 fire truck is currently sitting on the table. The city council will either vote to send it to Idaho, help Bairoil after their fire truck froze and broke or leave it on the table another two weeks.


The council will vote on a liquor catering permit for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet on Feb. 8 at the Sweetwater Events Complex. It will be from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.

They will also vote on three malt beverage permits for the Bud Cup Hockey Tournament On March 14-16 at the Rock Springs Family Recreation Center.


The council will honor a local firefighter who is saying goodbye. Kenneth Stinchcomb, a Captain in the Rock Springs Fire Department, will be presented a retirement plaque.

The council will vote on the job description for the Human Resources Director of the city. If approved, Kara Beech will take the oath of office upon appointment.

They will also vote on a request by Judge Scott Nelson to fill a Municipal Court Clerk position. The council will vote on a new job description for this position.