What to expect after 8/23 City Council Meeting

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Published: Aug. 24, 2021 at 5:55 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

City Council met on Monday, August 23, to discuss potential changes coming to the Capital City. A few things managed to pass, and will be going into effect in the near future.

While many different items that were approved could catch your eye, it’s hard to ignore the $2.5 Million allocated to reimbursing the finances it took to create the Data Center’s located in Laramie County.

“That’s going to be one of the largest data centers in the world, it’ really a mega project. This grant of $2.5 million is what the Wyoming Business Council has used to bring data centers to Wyoming,” said Peter Laybourn, a Cheyenne City Council Member.

Another proposal that was accepted is one pertaining to a transit development program. The program will begin in 2022, and will include a complete evaluation of the current Bus system. This evaluation could lead to the redesign of how the system runs moving forward.

“We’ve been operating for sometime on what you call a hub and spoke system, where everyone comes to one place and then goes back out, it’s like the airlines do,” said Laybourn. “I hope we’ll talk about a more sophisticated system and really be able to cut down on the time people have to spend.”

Other things approved from this week’s meeting was a contract between Laramie County and the Office of Youth Alternatives centering around an on-call crisis center, the addition of officiating to youth, adult, and co-rec volleyball programs, and a contract for carpet replacement on the third floor of the Municipal Building.

City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month, with the next meeting slated to occur September 14th.

To watch a recording of the full meeting from August 23, visit their YouTube Channel.

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