RS Council to Consider Airport Modernization Project Grant Match

RS Council to Consider Airport Modernization Project Grant Match

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs City Council will decide on Tuesday whether to provide a $425,000 grant match to help fund the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport’s Commercial Terminal Modernization Project.

The Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday, November 3, at 7 pm at City Hall. During this meeting, the Council will listen to a presentation from Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport Director Devon Brubaker about grant funding available for the Commercial Terminal Modernization Program.

The project is an $18.5 million expansion, which is primarily being funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). The FAA is contributing just under $13 million, while WYDOT is providing $1.5 million.

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The airport board is also applying for a $3 million grant from the Wyoming Business Council and is asking the city for $425,000 to help pay for the grant’s match.

After listening to Brubaker’s request, the Council will consider a resolution supporting the submission of an application to the Wyoming Business Council under the Business Ready Community Grant and Loan Program.

The Sweetwater County Commission have already agreed to provide a $222,222 in county matching funds for funding for this project.

Other Business

The Council will also listen to an update on the Ray Lovato Recycling Center from Brubaker, Ray Lovato Recycling Center Board president.

Under correspondence, the Council will review an order from the Office of Administrative Hearings/Department of Environmental Quality Industrial Siting Division granting a permit application for the Ciner Unit 8 capacity expansion project.

For new business, the Council will review a request from the Sweetwater County Republican Party for permission to “Bury 2020” by burying a time capsule at Bunning Park after December 31, 2020.

Also under new business, the Council will look over a request from Encore Cinemas, Inc., for six malt beverage permits for the Wyoming Cowboys Football Games on November 5, 14, 19, and 27 and December 5 and 12, 2020, with varying times at the Star Stadium Movie Theater in Rock Springs.

As for ordinances, the Council will read the ordinance called “Offenses Concerning Public Morals and Decencies,” for a third time. Once the third reading is complete, the city will amend age restrictions from 18 to 21 years of age for the possession, gift, sale, and use of tobacco, to be consistent with federal and state laws.

To review the Council’s entire agenda, click here.