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City tweaks recycling plan, looks to more cleanup at its vacant lot downtown

Nov 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

As of Friday, Riverton residents can participate in the tag system for their recycling purposes and can purchase tags at the public works office. City administrator Steven Weaver said charges can be applied to utility bills. Prices for each tag range from $1 to $3, depending on the type of trash.

Main Street lot

Weaver told council members that representatives from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality were scheduled to meet with them soon because they have selected a contractor to clean up the vacant lot at 422 E. Main St. After the property is decontaminated, the council can proceed with developing plans for the lot.

Groundwater remediation already is taking place, but surface issues still need to be addressed at the site.

The city owns the property but was unable to sell it on the market and so far has not reached agreement on what will be done with it. It is the former site of a filling station and, later, a dry cleaning business.

Other business

The council has approved a recommendation from the Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee to use $20,000 from the 1

percent optional sales tax fund to purchase material and hire two or three temporary workers who would perform crack sealing projects in Riverton this winter. Weaver confirmed that the city already has the necessary equipment to do the job.

Also during the meeting, Mayor Ron Warpness proclaimed Nov. 1 as Extra Mile Day and Manufacturing Day.

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