The Natrona County Commission looked toward the next year at its last meeting for this year on Tuesday.

Commissioners said farewell to two of its own with the departure of Bill McDowell who vowed to serve only one term, and the commission's sole Democrat Terry Wingerter, who lost his re-election bid in the Nov. 4 general election.

They also acknowledged the county's property manager Don Herbort, who is retiring after 35 years.

It also adopted resolutions for the county's basic business including meeting dates, bank depositories and investment firms, official newspapers for legal ads, official holidays, its investment policy and authorizing the county treasurer to invest county funds. It also formally recognized the establishment of the 4 percent lodging tax approved by voters in the general election.

In other business, the commission established Strand Road as a public road. Strand Road is east of Casper and off Geary Dome Road.

It appointed Pat Newman and Tim Lammers to the Renauna Service Board of Directors.

The commission also reappointed several people to boards: Steve Loftin to the Vista West Gate Joint Powers Board; Kenneth Hart to the Predator Management District of Natrona County board; and Mark Pepper to the City-County Economic Development Joint Powers Board.