Council Work Session Revisits Scoreboard
The great Casper Events Center $1 million scoreboard discussion is about to head into overtime.
City council members will revisit the proposed scoreboard and other electronic signage for the events center at its work session at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the agenda on the city's website.
The council does not make formal policy at work sessions.
Last week, council voted down the scoreboard by a 5-4 vote, with the three newly elected members casting nay votes.
A couple of the nays said they didn't think it would be fiscally responsible to buy something that extravagant.
However, Mayor Charlie Powell said the council gave tentative approval to the sign last year because the Events Center's electronic signs were old and were among the last things needing an upgrade. The funding would not come from Casper's coffers, but rather county consensus money from the state. The other municipalities had agreed to use the money this way, Powell said.
Other items on the agenda include a presentation by the Wyoming Association of Risk Management, which is the insurance pool for Wyoming governments; a proposed 20,000-square-foot lodge at the Hogadon Ski Area; and a request from the Platte River Trails Trust for leftover money from the optional one cent sales tax No. 14 to help pay for a westward extension of the river trail from Paradise Valley to Robertson Road, a trail from Casper College to Rotary Park, an extension of the trail from Morad Park to the Wolf Creek area, and the acquisition of the ponds area at the Knife River operations.