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City allocates $181K to bridge lighting project; council loans land to CFD for parking, camping during July festival

The following is a list of all contracts and project bid considerations Cheyenne City Council reviewed at its Monday night meeting.

A screenshot of a map detailing the location of the I-180 Pedestrian Bridge Lighting Project. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A developer’s bid to work on the City of Cheyenne’s Interstate 180 Pedestrian Bridge Lighting Project has been approved.

At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Cheyenne councilmembers considered a slew of contacts, agreements and bids for upcoming projects. Among them, the city has allowed Cheyenne Frontier Days to utilize city-owned property near Frontier Park for parking and camping during CFD’s July festivities.

Project bids and considerations

City of Cheyenne councilmembers approved a bid from Wescom Inc. to work on the I-180 Pedestrian Bridge Lighting Project. The city will pay Wescom $181,249.20 for their services via the 2019–2022 Optional 1% Sales Tax Fund.

The Cheyenne City Council did not pass any other project bids Monday night. However, the city’s Finance Committee is set to review offers for other city projects. These bids will appear at council’s next meeting on July 22, and are as follows:

  • An agreement with Miller & Sons Construction Inc. to work on the 2024 Miscellaneous Concrete Project. The city would compensate the company via the 2023–2026 Optional 1% Sales Tax Fund.
  • An agreement with Streamline Markings to work on the 2024 Epoxy Striping Project. The city would compensate the company via the 2023–2026 Optional 1% Sales Tax Fund.
  • A bid for two new 2024–2026 low-ground pressure/waste handling dozers for the city’s Landfill Division. The city would purchase the items using its Solid Waste Fund.

Contracts, agreements and resolutions

In addition to project bids, councilmembers approved a contract that grants easement access to Black Hills Energy for the purpose of future greenway construction, according to a supporting document. The council also voted to lend city-owned property near Frontier Park to Cheyenne Frontier Days for parking, camping and additional activities for July’s CFD celebration. According to the memorandum of understanding, the city has lent the following land:

  • Land around Lake Absarraca
  • The “E lot” parking area north of Lions Park Drive, south of the Municipal Aquatics Center and east of Carey Avenue
  • Paved parking lots located adjacent to the Boy Scouts’ meeting house

City councilmembers passed a resolution to request federal funding for construction of a greenway path from Sun Valley Open Space to Kiwanis Community Park, according to a supporting document.


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