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The Gillette City Council approved the submission of a grant application to the state at Tuesday’s meeting that could potentially, if awarded, help pay for the new Energy Capital Sports Complex Splash and Play Facility Project.
The city submitted a grant application requesting $150,000 from the Wyoming Parks and Cultural Resources Commission under the Land and Water Conservation Fund. If awarded, the city will provide an in-kind match of no less than 50% of the total award amount up to $75,000, which will come out of the city’s General Fund.
“Any award from the grant application will go toward diminishing the cost burden of the project,” City of Gillette Communications Manager Geno Palazzari said.
KLJ Engineering & Planning Services will provide the bid documents and specifications for the project as per a contract previously approved by the city in November in the amount of $192,500, which will be covered by Optional 1% Sales Tax revenue.
Yesterday’s resolution by the council corrected a previous resolution that mistakenly called for a public hearing to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The council clarified that a hearing was not a necessary part of the grant application.
The grant application will available to public in the city’s finance department on Tuesday, Dec. 31. The finance department is located on the third floor of City Hall, 201 E. 5th St.