Pine Bluffs Town Council seeking grants for pool, golf course
December 6, 2018
Pine Bluffs Town Council members on Tuesday approved applying for roughly $1 million in grants for recreation improvement projects.
Specifically and in order of priority, the town will ask for $250,000 to pay to resurface the community swimming pool and install a splash pad, an additional $250,000 to resurface the parking lot, $250,000 to install a playground at the adjacent park and soccer field and lastly, another $250,000 to improve the Leaning Rock Golf Course.
“We will be thrilled if they approve half of these,” Pine Bluffs Treasurer Kim Patterson said during Tuesday night’s meeting.
The grant applications are through the Wyoming Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Pine Bluffs officials should know by the end of next month if any grant monies are awarded.
In other business, the council approved changing credit card providers for town purchases.
With the new purchase cards, Patterson and Pine Bluffs Mayor Alan Curtis will be able to modify card limits for traveling employees and other purchases.
It will also come with a mobile phone app that will allow traveling employees to take pictures of their receipts and immediately record them.
However Patterson said she is most excited about the new cards coming with a one-half percent cash back.
At the end of the year, that could amount to thousands of dollars, she said.
During department reports, Pine Bluffs Clerk Carleen Graves told council members that Monday night’s Christmas at Home event raised $2,000 for the Pine Bluffs Mayoral Scholarship Fund and the Good Samaritan Fund.
A business donated another $1,000 bringing the total to $3,000.
The next town council meeting is set for 7 p.m., Dec. 17.