RS Council to Extend First Security Bank Project

RS Council to Extend First Security Bank Project

Work continues on the First Security Bank building. SweetwaterNOW photo by Stephanie Thompson

ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs City Council would like to extend and amend a grant agreement with the Wyoming Business Council for the First Security Bank rehabilitation project.

The Council is scheduled to review a resolution amending the First Security Bank Building project at its meeting tonight at 7 at City Hall.

The proposed amended resolution will extend the construction service agreement from June 30, 2022, to June 30, 2026. It also attached a new summary of the project.

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The city is obtaining a $2.9 million Community Development Readiness grant for the Phase 1 rehabilitation of the building. The city purchased the building in 2011, however it has been vacant for more than 40 years.

These funds will be used for removing and dismantling old systems and asbestos, footing repairs and seismic upgrades to support structural deterioration, roofing, installing new HVAC and fire suppression systems, installing windows and doors, and to preparing the building for future ADA compliance and installing an elevator shaft.

Other Business

The Council will look at approving a proposition for imposition of an additional 1 percent general-purpose sales and use excise tax in Sweetwater County. This will be placed on the November 2, 2021, election ballot. This resolution depends upon the approval of a similar resolution at the Sweetwater Board of County Commissioner’s meeting today.

The Council is amending an ordinance called “Bingo and Pull Tab Regulations,” to allow the State to control the Bingo and Pull Tab application process.

Under presentations, Sweetwater Events Complex Marketing and Events Manager Kandi Pendleton will give the Council an update on summer events.

To review the entire agenda, click here.