Council Approves Consultant for CIP Update

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City of Sheridan Administrator Mark Collins (Photo Ron Richter ©)

The Sheridan City Council met for their first regularly scheduled meeting of the month Monday night. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

The Council received a presentation of a draft report from Todd Cristiano with Raftelis Consultants for the Water and Sewer rate study that the firm has been working on for the past six months. Senator Dave Kinskey and the Wyoming Highway Patrol Sheridan Port of Entry were recognized for their efforts in each receiving a Saving Lives Leadership Award from the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving. Also recognized was Sheridan Police Lieutenant Travis Koltiska, who recently graduated from a 10-week program at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

On third and final reading, the Council approved the Wireless Communications Facilities ordinance, and an ordinance that revises and updates current City Code. Council awarded the bid proposal to update their 5-year Capital Improvement Program to WWC Engineering of Sheridan. The CIP allows the City to prioritize and plan for all of their infrastructure projects for a five to ten year period. City Administrator Mark Collins said that having an updated plan is essential for planning and budgeting for the future.

As part of the bid proposal that was approved, the Council authorized City Public Works Director Lane Thompson to negotiate and approve a Professional Services Agreement with WWC Engineering. Thompson said that the update will cost approximately $60-to-$70,000. He said that the last time the plan was updated was in 2014 and all of the projects from that plan have been substantially completed. We’ll have more from the Council meeting in future stories.