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City Council to consider authorizing $5M land purchase east of Gillette

An eagle statue outside of City Hall.

An eagle statue stands tall outside of the main entrance of City Hall.

GILLETTE, Wyo. – A resolution that would approve a multi-million-dollar land purchase near the Energy Capital Sports Complex and Gillette Wastewater Treatment Plant will go before the Gillette City Council on Tuesday. 

If approved, the resolution would authorize the city to spend $5 million for two parcels of land totaling approximately 315 acres near South Garner Lake Road, according to the purchase agreement.

The largest of the two parcels, around 298 acres with a purchase price of $4.95 million, is located east of the Energy Capital Sports Complex and west of South Garner Lake Road, per the agreement, which says the land will be used primarily for future economic development. 

The other parcel measures just over 16 acres and is located north of the Gillette Wastewater Treatment Plant; it has a purchase price of $46,500 and will serve as the construction site for a new lift station, according to the agreement. 

As of Dec. 17, the item appears on the council’s agenda for discussion during their upcoming meeting on Dec. 20.