What's the cost of providing residential services in a wide open county like Natrona. Our local commissioners are facing that question right now as they look to tighten the county belt in response to a substantial decrease in revenues.

The Sonoran Institute, out of Montana, has taken on the question and commissioned a report from RPI Consulting. They'll be in town next Tuesday presenting the results of that report, that in the context of Natrona County, identifies some common residential subdivision types, then looks at how each  impacts county expenditures and revenues.  John Heyneman is project manager at The Sonoran Institute.

Listen here,

The presentations Tuesday,September 4th, are free and open to the public. The first takes place as part of the Board of County Commission work session in the old courthouse, 200 North Center Street,  at 2 pm.  A second presentation happens at the Natrona County Public Library in the Crawford Room a 7pm.

Follow this link for more info on the study and the Sonoran Institute http://www.sonoraninstitute.org/natronacounty