Casper City Council will consider several large purchases during its meeting at city hall at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The biggest of the big-ticket items is a $1 million agreement with Daktronics Inc. to buy a scoreboard and other improvements for electronic signs at the Casper Events Center, according to the council's agenda.

"The Casper Events Center currently hosts state-wide, regional, and national competitions and events, including the College National Final Rodeo and the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Volleyball Championship Tournament," according to a memo from the city's public services director Andrew Beamer.

"The scoreboards and other electronic display devices haven’t received a major upgrade since the original installation, and the parts for repair of the systems are no longer being made. Some added displays will also enhance the visitor experience, as is now the standard in the industry," according to Beamer's memo.
The project includes replacement of the end-wall scoreboards, basketball shot clocks and football play clocks; adding ribbon (banner) displays on three sides; locker room clocks; and two outdoor marquee signs to advertise upcoming events.
The improvements are scheduled to be completed by June 13, the day before the start of the College National College Finals Rodeo.
The county-wide consensus grant funds will pay for the project.
Council will consider these purchases, too:
  • An agreement with WLC Engineering for $220,100 for improvements to County Club Road.
  • A new Freightliner Tandem Axle Roll-Off Sanitation Truck from Jack's Truck
    and Equipment of Casper for $163,392.00 for the city's solid waste division.
  • A used Komptech Cribus 2800 Hybrid Compost Screen from Commerce City, Colo., for $338,700.
  • A contract with Nordic Sound Inc., for no more than $126,876, to design, configure and install improvements to the audio/visual systems in city council chambers.

Council will consider the annexation of the 5.4-acre DMK subdivision north of CY Avenue and west of Paradise Valley.

It also will consider issuing a restaurant liquor license to Rena's  Lime Leaf Asian Bistro, and setting a date for a public hearing about transferring a retail liquor license from the Safeway store at 1375 CY Ave., to Ridley's Family Markets. Ridley's has purchased Safeway.