There is a lot riding on the 6th Penny...

COMMUNITY-SPECIFIC IMPROVEMENTS

  • REPLACE AGING SEWER LINES
  • IMPROVE WATER TREATMENT PLANT
  • REPLACE OUTDATED WATER MAINS
  • REPLACE CULVERTS & INSTALL HEADWALLS
  • STREET RESURFACING & REPLACEMENT
  • INSTALL NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION LINE
  • REPLACE FAILED IRRIGATION SYSTEM
  • REHAB WATER STORAGE TANKS
  • IMPROVE SIDEWALKS, CURBS & GUTTERS
  • REPLACE WATER METERING SYSTEM
  • OTHER CRITICAL IMPROVEMENTS

COURTHOUSE & CARBON BUILDING UPGRADES

  • UPDATE FIRE SPRINKLERS, ALARMS & WALLS
  • REPLACE AGING, LEAKING PLUMBING
  • UPDATE MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
  • REPLACE OUTDATED ROOFS
  • PARKING IMPROVEMENTS
  • REPLACE ELEVATORS & OTHER ADA UPGRADES
  • IMPROVE SECURITY SCREENING IN COURTHOUSE
  • CONSOLIDATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUNCTIONS IN COURTHOUSE
  • CONSOLIDATE COUNTY ADMIN FUNCTIONS IN CARBON BUILDING
  • PUBLIC LIBRARY IMPROVEMENTS
  • OTHER IMPORTANT UPGRADES

"The 6th Penny tax is the lowest cost approach to residents of Carbon County for funding our local projects. Tax dollars that come from visitors and wind farm projects help fund a large portion of the improvements."

Judd Campbell, Saratoga Resident


"Letting visitors and the wind farm projects pay for a large part of our roads, water, sewer and other infrastructure needs is a no-brainer. I urge you to join us in voting YES for the 6th penny proposal."

Judy Christopherson, Elk Mountain Resident


"This is a no-nonsense proposal that deserves our support. Extending the life of our roads, water and sewer systems, and other important infrastructure and improving the health and safety of our local residents is the right thing to do."

Lee Ann Stephenson, Riverside Resident


"I appreciate that everyone sharpened their pencils and we now have a proposal that is focused on the absolute highest priority needs of our communities countywide. No fluff. Just critical needs."

Mark Dunning, Carbon County Resident


"Projects like replacing a potable water storage tank and replacing a chlorine disinfection system don't sound very interesting, but they are very, very important. Please take the time to cast your vote this spring. We need to protect our water supply and much more."

Leo Chapman, Rawlins Resident

6th Penny Specific Purpose Tax Proposal

Following is a detailed summary of the capital improvements and equipment purchases that would be addressed by a 6th penny specific purpose tax proposal that may appear on the May 2019 ballot. Download PDF here.

Carbon County
  • Address serious safety issues at the nearly 80-year-old, historic Carbon County Courthouse and 93-year-old Carbon Building. Improvements would include updated existing, fire sprinklers, fire alarms and fire walls, replacement/repairs to aging/leaking plumbing, mechanical systems, elevators, roofs, parking and security systems, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades.
  • In the Courthouse
    • Consolidate criminal justice functions in the Courthouse to promote efficiency, including Circuit Court, Clerk of District Court, County Attorney, District Court, Probation/Parole, Public Defender, and Sheriff’s Office/ Division of Criminal Investigations.
    • Address critical Circuit Courtroom issues through a larger spectator/gallery, improved visibility and security to promote judicial best practices.
    • Create centralized security screening to promote security.
    • Provide new access so inmates are securely escorted from the transport vehicle to the Courtrooms with no movement through the public spaces, improving security and public safety.
    • Consolidate the Sheriff’s Office functions to be responsive to law enforcement needs and public access.
    • Renovate the long vacated jail to an onsite, functional County Attorney office.
    • Relocate Coroner to a new facility.
  • In the Carbon Building
    • Consolidate County Administrative functions in the Carbon Building bringing together the County Assessor, County Clerk, County Commissioners, County Treasurer, Fire Warden, Human Resources, Information Technology (IT), Planning and Zoning, Public Health along with key community and state partners enhancing collaboration, operational efficiency and accessibility.
    • Relocate the Public Library to the renovated, efficient first floor with new street level entry (with no stairs) making the Library accessible without the use of an elevator or stairs.
    • The new Public Library would provide focused activity areas for children, teens, adults and patron groups.
Town of Hanna
  • Replace the town’s deteriorating water mains along Front Street, Main Street and Mineral Drive.
  • Replace failing and failed park irrigation systems.
  • Resurface Mineral Drive. 
Town of Medicine Bow
  • Resurface six miles of roadway within the town and improve drainage. 
City of Rawlins
  • Rebuild Walnut Street, one of the oldest streets in Rawlins and main entrance to the historic Wyoming Frontier Prison, including new water, sanitary and storm sewer utilities, street resurfacing and replacement of curb, gutter and sidewalks.
  • Rebuild Edinburg Street from Dunphail to Murray Street, improving access to Highland Hills and business along Edinburgh. Improvements would include replacing aging utilities and construction of underground drainage facilities from Inverness south.
  • Rebuild Washington Street, the main access to Downtown Rawlins from South Side, including sidewalk, curb, gutter, and sanitary and storm sewer utilities.
  • Improve Harshman Street, including sidewalk, curb and gutter improvements from Murray to Higley, completing pedestrian access from the school campuses to the rec center and Higher Education Center.
  • Rebuild Airport Road, including street surfacing, curb, gutter and street drainage.
  • Complete the Rawlins cemetery project, which includes building a pipeline and storage facility so treated water can be replaced with untreated river water, saving the City about $62,000 per month, six months a year.
  • Convert the open conveyance to underground at Fire Station #2, improving safety and increasing the area available for training.
  • Install low maintenance landscaping in city right of ways that conserves water and visually improves the City
Town of Baggs
  • Rehab and/or replace aging sewer mains at Cedar Plaza Subdivision, Hummingbird Street, North Street, Riverview Drive and South Street.
  • Improve sanitary sewer collection system in Meadowlark Subdivision.
  • Replace culverts and install concrete headwalls to enhance flood protection.
  • Tie existing lift stations into town’s supervisory control system.
  • Upgrade generator and distribution system. 
Town of Dixon
  • Install an isolated transmission line and potable water storage tank mixer.
  • Provide access to the water treatment plant’s 22-year-old valves and replace them.
  • Replace the sewer lagoon’s chlorine disinfection system. 
Town of Elk Mountain
  • Install a natural gas service distribution system, allowing homeowners to access natural gas. 
Town of Encampment
  • Improve the town’s wastewater treatment plant and lagoons to meet water quality compliance requirements, expand capacity and improve efficiency.
  • Rehab or replace up to 4,560 linear feet (about 12 blocks) of aging sewer mains, and replace outdated water main between the water treatment plant and distribution system.
  • Develop parcel of land within Town limits for the purpose of preserving open space and wildlife habitat, improving flood mitigation/protection, and providing public use areas for residents and visitors. 
Town of Riverside
  • Rehab and/or replace existing water mains (under the Encampment River and parallel to WY-230).
  • Improve water storage, including installing an alarm system, utility power to tank, tank mixer and new liner.
  • Replace outdated domestic water metering system, including monitoring/management system.
  • Construct a 16’x24’ maintenance building to store and protect spare parts, tools and equipment.
Town of Saratoga
  • Rehab or replace existing water mains under the North Platte River, Spring Avenue and River Street.
  • Rehab water storage tank.
  • Rehab or replace 8,000+ linear feet of existing clay tile sewer mains that are a high risk of failure.
  • Replace Spring Avenue roadway from River Street to 4th Street and 13th Street from Bridge Avenue to the town limits.
  • Improve deteriorating streets, including Rochester, Saratoga and Main Avenues between 10th and 13th Streets; Chatterson Avenue, State Street, and Walnut Street between River and 3rd Streets; and River Street between Walnut and Main Avenues.
  • Rehab wading pool and resurface pool deck.
  • Help fund an addition to the Saratoga ambulance barn.
Town of Sinclair
  • Renovate and repurpose the second and upper floor of the current Town Hall building, allowing for the expansion of the Parco/Sinclair Museum as well as the addition of a community room, conference/training rooms and community-available office space.

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