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Ranchester Town Council approves hiring surveyor

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council had just enough members to make quorum, with the mayor and two councilors, at its regular meeting Tuesday.

In new business, the council approved a request by Town Engineer Chris Johnson to hire a surveyor to survey two parcels of land that the town would like to annex at a later date, Town Clerk Teri Laya said.

One parcel is on the hill near the water tank, and the other is on the east end of town about a quarter mile out Sewer Lagoon.

The properties would be used for town utilities and no further development is proposed. The parcels are owned by the town of Ranchester, and officials want to get the property on the books as being part of the town, Laya said.

It will cost approximately $6,500 to survey the two parcels of land.

The Council also set the date of the annual Christmas Crafters Bazaar as Dec. 7. The bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the multipurpose room at town hall and will feature more than 40 local vendors and a free chili lunch.

In other business, the Council approved an auditor’s report regarding a glitch that was discovered in the first quarter of 2012.

“We got the payroll to balance and everything is fine,” Laya said.

The Council approved county representatives to attend the Oct. 15 Council meeting and give a presentation on the Capital Facilities Tax that is up for renewal in a special election Nov. 5.

Tom Warnke donated a diorama of a Cheyenne Hunting Camp that is on display in the Ranchester Information Center.

The Council approved bills in the amount of $36,358.51 for payroll and $13,975.67 for manual checks.

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Hannah Wiest is the government and outdoors reporter for The Sheridan Press. She has lived in Colorado and Montana but loves her sunny home state of Wyoming best. She joined The Press staff in February 2013.

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