City Council Meets at Airport/Golf Course–Hears Requests from the Public

Written by on August 7, 2019

The Worland City Council met at the Worland Airport meeting room as part of their community meeting to highlight the airport and golf course facilities.
At the meeting–multiple members of the public made requests of the council. First–Kathy Mercado–with King’s Carpet One–asked for permission to block off 8th Street from Big Horn to Robertson–while leaving alley access for Kennedy Ace Hardware. The request was made to create a space to host their third annual Cornhole Tournament on September 14th–in conjunction with HarvestFest. Mercado also indicated that Carpet One–as an overall entity–raised over $100 thousand dollars last year for the Stephen Siller Foundation–which builds smart homes for veteran’s with catastrophic injuries–the tournament will raise funds again for the foundation this year. The council approved of the closure.
Local Fire Chief Chris Kocher and Homeland Security Director Kami Neighbors informed the council of a full scale exercise to take place on the Big Horn River. Local emergency services will test a “river boom.” The boom is designed to help collect hazardous material spilled upstream in the Big Horn River. The exercise is set for Saturday, September 7th–and the motion was approved.
Dan Mattis–with the Pepsi/Wyoming State Barbecue Championships and Bluegrass festival made an official request to again use picnic tables from in town for the annual event. The council approved of the motion–the group will pick up the tables Thursday and return them on Sunday at the event’s conclusion.
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