November 23, 2022 |

The Rawlins City Council has formed a local water working group to collaborate with State Senator Larry Hicks of Baggs on issues related to the city’s water infrastructure.

Sen. Hicks is Vice Chair of the Wyoming Legislature’s Select Water committee, which focuses on water infrastructure issues and the monies needed to fund projects around the state.

Council approved a motion to form the committee at Friday night’s special meeting. Mayor Terry Weickum said he contacted Sen. Hicks about the challenges facing Rawlins and asked for his help.

Sen. Hicks visited Rawlins last week on a fact-finding tour. The mayor said Hicks asked a lot of questions and then suggested the city form the working group as a point of contact so that information about projects and possible funding mechanisms could be processed in organized fashion.

The initial group will consist of Interim City Manager Thomas Sarvey, Engineer Austin Gilber, Public Works Director Cody Dill, DDA/Main Street Executive Director Pam Thayer, Grant Writer Andrea Hammond and IT Director Josiah Peterson
The motion passed unanimously. An elected official will be appointed to the working group after the new city council is seated in January.


Pictured above: File photo of Rawlins City Hall. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

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