Rock Springs Looks at Declaring State of Emergency Due to Flooding Damage

Rock Springs Looks at Declaring State of Emergency Due to Flooding Damage

July 2021 flooding. Photo credit: Kathy Vasa

ROCK SPRINGS — During the upcoming Rock Spring City Council, the Council will review a resolution declaring a disaster and state of emergency for Rock Springs.

This resolution is coming after flooding that occurred in Rock Springs since July 28. The Council will meet on Tuesday, August 3, at 7 p.m. at the City Hall to review this resolution.

The resolution states that around July 28, 2021, “the City of Rock Springs experienced unprecedented flooding that caused extensive damage to both public and private property, and which continues to endanger the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Rock Springs.”

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The resolution goes on to state that “extraordinary measures must be taken to alleviate the suffering of people and to protect or rehabilitate property.”

The Rock Springs Emergency Council has found that flooding damages of this severity and magnitude warrant disaster assistance and that is why the Council will review the resolution seeking a state of emergency.

To review the entire state of emergency resolution, click here.

Other Business

The Council will host two public hearings. The first will allow residents the opportunity to comment on a request from John Rohbock to amend the Rock Springs Master Land Use Plan map from Low Density Residential (R-2) to Conditional Community Residential Business (B-2/CD) and the Official Zoning Map of the City of Rock Springs from Neighborhood Business (B-1) to Conditional Community Business, (B-2/CD). This will be for a tract of land located near Foothill Boulevard and White Mountain Boulevard.

The second public hearing will allow the public to comment on a proposal to combine Justice Assistance Grant funding with the City of Rock Springs and Sweetwater Count in the amount of $15,427

To review the complete agenda, click here.