B. Sweetwater County 1% Specific Purpose Sales & Use Tax

Shall Sweetwater County, Wyoming, be authorized to adopt and cause to be imposed a one percent (1%) specific purpose sales and use excise tax within the County, the proceeds from which and the interest earned thereon to be used and applied for funding acquisition of land (if necessary), the planning, engineering, constructing, remodeling, furnishing, equipping and supplying; and, to the extent allowed by law, the payment of operation and maintenance, debt service, federal and/or state grant funds or revenue streams as leverage or a match and/or lease payments, in the following specific principal amounts for the following specific purposes:

For the following Projects in the amount of $83,511,570 and interest earned thereon:

  1. $2,310,215 to the Town of Bairoil for the repairs/replacements needed for the water and sewer lines, including replacing all defective valves, upgrading old chlorine system, street repairs from decay and excavations, upgrade obsolete mapping for water and sewer system, engineering costs with the above projects;
    2. $1,343,148 to the Town of Granger to reconstruct and pave the currently unpaved town streets with 3” asphalt, including curbing and gutters.
  2. $22,027,627 to Green River for the following: (1) paving, curb, gutter, sidewalk, and rehabilitation of water, sewer and storm sewer infrastructure in various locations on the following streets – westbound Riverview Drive (from Hackberry Street to Locust Street), eastbound Riverview Drive (from Locust Street to Fir Street), Bridger Drive (from East Teton Boulevard to West Teton Boulevard), Faith Drive, Evans Drive (from Faith Drive to Faith Drive), Easy Street (from Hutton Street through Easy Circle), Wilkes Drive (from Hutton Street to Evans Drive), and Indian Hills Drive (from Shoshone Avenue to Uinta Drive); and (2) Cape seal selected streets to preserve the integrity of the asphalt surface.
  3. $9,670,666 to the Jamestown-Rio Vista Water and Sewer District, Sweetwater County, for installation of a sewer trunk line through the district to connect to the City of Green River sewer system.;
    5. $1,998,604 to the Town of Superior for water system upgrades and improvements including water well testing and maintenance and a new transition line and valves, sewer system updates and a new water well.;
  4. $6,662,014 to the North Sweetwater Water and Sewer District, Sweetwater County, to rebuild its over 50 year old lagoons and replace about 12,000 linear feet of collection system piping in order to address compliance, capacity and structural issues such as cracked, collapsed and misaligned pipe. ;
    7. $35,093,771 to the City of Rock Springs the following five (5) water, sewer, wastewater, storm water, and building repair infrastructure projects:
  5. Water facility odor control and improvements – Design and construction of a processing facility that will utilize solar and supplemental heating sources to dry and process biosolids produced from the wastewater treatment process. The year around processing of the biosolids will reduce the odors released during this operation. In addition, air scrubbers will be installed to reduce the odors emitted from the facility.
  6. Northeast Rock Springs detention basin – Design and Construction of two detention basins near Century Park to reduce flooding impacts in the area. These basins will decrease the peak storm water outflows from the natural drainages flowing into them.
  7. Killpecker creek detention basin – Design and Construction of two detention basins located along the Killpecker drainage along with channel improvements to the lower limits of Killpecker Creek. One Basin will be located near the White Mountain Golf Course and the other North of Reliance. These improvements will reduce the peak flood flow rate of Killpecker creek within the City of Rock Springs and reduce the impacts to adjacent properties.
  8. Facility infrastructure repairs – Replace the original irrigation system at Wataha Recreation Area. This system irrigates the original 18-holes on the golf course along with the ball complex, picnic areas, driving range and clubhouse grounds. The system was installed in 1977 and is the lifeblood of this outdoor facility. Replace the original Holmsten ice compressor system that cools the Family Rec Center ice rink floor. The system was built in 1984 and utilizes R22 Freon which has not been manufactured for years and will soon be unavailable or if reclaimed R22 is available it will be cost prohibitive. This unit is the lifeblood of the ice rink and without it we have no rink. Replace the original field lights on the three softball fields at Wataha Ball Complex. These incandescent lights were installed in 1978 and need to be upgraded soon if we want to continue using these fields at night. Currently replacement bulbs are difficult to purchase.
  9. Rehabilitation of water, sewer and storm sewer infrastructure in various locations throughout the City of Rock Springs. This will include line replacement and/or pipe lining along with replacement of other necessary appurtenances.
    8. $4,405,525 to the Town of Wamsutter to replace the red clay sewer pipe and waterline and curb and gutter, sidewalk and pavement for 7 blocks.