By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

Anderson steps down from Albin Public Works Dept.

 


The town of Albin is beginning the process of replacing their Public Works supervisor in light of the resignation of Arron Anderson, tendered at the regular monthly meeting of the council, Thursday, March 9.

Anderson is leaving to work for the county after five years with the town of Albin. The new position is a step up for the young man, who took on the work in the town, March, 2012. He has no intention of leaving the town high and dry or of leaving them out of compliance with regulations.

“I'd be willing to stay on as your certified operator for the time being, until you get somebody trained,” Anderson said.

In other business, Councilwomen Jerrie Gehrman, in response to constituent concerns, queried the council regarding the status of the sixth penny tax funds, and their projects, for this fiscal year. She also, sought clarification about the projects proposed for the current sixth penny tax projects for the coming year, approval of which comes before the voters May 2.


Having received satisfactory information with which she could respond to constituent concerns, Gehrman went on to explain to the council her concern regarding the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) funding that, this fiscal year, amounts to $65,000 for the town of Albin.

“I'm almost betting we're not going to see that for a really long time. That's why I want to see these sixth penny projects go through because we are not going to have the SLIB money to bail us out,” Gehrman said.

When Wyoming became a state on July 10, 1890, the federal government granted approximately 4.2 million acres of land to the State of Wyoming. The law requires state land to be held in trust to produce income to support public schools and other state institutions named in the original grants,according to the SLIB website.

Towards the end of the meeting, Town Clerk, Jillian Kriz took time to remind the council that those of them wishing to be considered for another term in office, that the filling deadline for candidates is April 23.

After going over the town's bill for March and hearing a maintenance report, the meeting adjourned.

 

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