Natrona County Commission Holds Hearing For True Building
The Natrona County Commission will conduct a public hearing Tuesday about True Drilling LLC's request to construct a four-story building with a helispot.
The hearing is the only one scheduled for its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor of the old courthouse at 200 N. Center St.
Other business not requiring public hearings include a resolution to establish the former Strand Road as a public road, renewal of the lease of the Casper Boat Club at Alcova Reservoir, maintenance service agreements with county buildings, agreements among governments in the county for electrical inspections, and wildland fire suppression agreements with government agencies.
The commission's public hearing follows last month's approval by the county's planning and zoning commission's of two zoning variances requested by True Drilling LLC to build a 44,000-square-foot office tower at its headquarters at 455. N. Poplar St.
Ken White, True Drilling’s treasurer and human resources manager said in April the tower will alleviate overcrowding among company's approximately 120 employees.
While it will be twice as tall as the surrounding buildings, it will appear joined to an existing building and it will not substantially block the view of Casper Mountain from nearby structures, White said.
Earlier Tuesday, the commission will start its informal work session at noon with four hours of budget hearings from county departments and agencies, followed by a discussion about the Sunlight Improvement and Service District, and a pre-employment drug testing policy.