City OKs new, renewed day care permits

May 7, 2014 By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

The Riverton City Council has approved two new day care licenses during its regular meeting April 15.

Jessica Casper, 315 E. Monroe Ave., and Kara Hancock, 607 Glacier Cir., filed for their special use permits, and the city received no protests from property owners located within 140 feet of the new day care locations.

There was also a request to approve eight renewal requests, from Amber Johnson, 227 Deer Ave.; Karen Branson, 814 W. Monroe Ave.; Donna Heatley, 503 E. Adams Ave.; Monica Kuhnley, 311 Elk Drive; Marilyn Jones, 423 E. Adams Ave.; Jennifer L. Person, 911 E. Roosevelt Ave.; Whitney Rota, 1107 W. Main St. and 1000 Pinecrest St.; and the United Methodist Co-op Preschool, 1116 W. Park Ave.

The council approved all eight renewals after learning about a small number of related complaints received. Inspections for all facilities are required to be completed by the city's community development department, and an application fee is applied to all new licenses and renewals.

Mayor's proclamations

Also during the meeting April 15, Mayor Ron Warpness signed a document approving May 4 to May 10 as Municipal Clerks Week in the city of Riverton to recognize director of administrative services, Courtney V. Bohlender.

Warpness said Bohlender's department provides "vital services."

"That is with the help of many staff," Bohlender added.

The department deals with finances, human resources, information technology, municipal court and utility billing.

Warpness also proclaimed the first week of May as Wyoming Homemaker Week in honor of the Fremont County Homemakers, who will celebrate their 100th year in 2014.

The week was established to recognize the group's achievements developing strong family values, leadership, education and self-esteem opportunities locally.

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