Over 999,000 readers this year!

City Council approves over $11M for Dell Range/Van Buren project improvements, bus purchases for transit system

Councilmembers also approved renewal applications for existing liquor licenses.

(City of Cheyenne)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Councilmembers with the City of Cheyenne went on a spending spree Monday night at their regular council meeting, approving bids for several renovation projects and other resolutions.

Cheyenne City Council accepted bids from three companies for the following projects:

  • A bid of $9,287,323.65 from Reiman & Aztec JV Limited Partnership for the Dell Range/Van Buren Improvements Project. The city will use money from the 2019–2022 Optional 1% Sales Tax Fund, American Rescue Plan Federal Recovery Funds and Developer Joint Projects for the project.
  • A bid of $111,417 from Mechanical Systems Inc. for the Cheyenne Sanitation Transfer Station – Lift Station Installation Project. The city will use money from the Solid Waste Fund project.
  • A bid of $1,661,767.40 from Model 1 Commercial Vehicles Inc., doing business as Creative Bus Sales Inc., for the purchase of ten 20-seat passenger busses for the City of Cheyenne Transit Program.

Aside from project bids and other purchases, councilmembers also voted to support Cheyenne Regional Airport’s application to receive $1 million from the Federal Aviation Administration. The funds will be used to purchase snow removal equipment and devise the airport’s master plan. Tim Bradshaw, director of aviation for Cheyenne Regional Airport, said Monday that the master plan will lay out the facility’s capital improvement programs for the next five, 10 and 20 years.

Five Cheyenne residents and locations were granted temporary construction easements as part of the Dell Range/Van Buren Improvements Project. The cost for each of the easements won’t exceed $250 and will be paid for using the 2019–2022 Optional 1% Sales Tax Fund.

The City Council also approved these other resolutions and agenda items on Monday night:

  • Lighting upgrades for the Cheyenne Civic Center, funded via a grant from the Department of Energy.
  • Support from the governing body for city staff to review and rewrite the city’s parking ordinances. The purpose is to introduce paid on-street parking in downtown Cheyenne. City staff will then submit their ordinance rewrite for the City Council’s consideration.
  • Support from the governing body for an Action Plan to address sidewalk deficiencies in the Downtown Development District.
  • Renewal applications for existing city liquor licenses. These include retail, restaurant, limited retail, resort and bar and grill licenses, as well as microbrewery, satellite distillery, special malt beverage and winery permits filed with the City Clerk’s Office.

The Cheyenne City Council’s next regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25 inside the Cheyenne Municipal Building, 2101 O’Neil Ave.