LINGLE – Lingle’s Town Council convened for their regular meeting on Oct. 7 at the Lingle Community Center. At the meeting, Lingle Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kasey Bangerter and Mayor George Siglin proudly informed the public LVFD was the recipient of the 2020 America’s Farmers Grow Communities Bayer Fund $2,500 grant.
Bangerter was delighted the fire department received the grant and said the grant would likely be applied to the new ambulance. Goshen County Resident Betty Cook applied for the grant to aid the fire department and their goals.
Sandy Hoehn, Community Development Director for Goshen County Economic Development, presented information about the lodging tax ballot initiative on behalf of the Goshen County Lodging Tax Board. Hoehn explained the many benefits received by Lingle and Goshen County as result of the lodging tax.
Bangerter told the council Lingle’s ambulance responded to 12 calls and the fire department responded to two calls. He also reported two personnel were sent to assist at the Mullen Fire and they will likely be gone for five to six days.
City Attorney Anna Barnes and Larry Haeffelin reported they had worked with Visionary to establish 19 new attachments in the town. Haeffelin also reported he had been busy preparing to start preventative maintenance within the town for coming winter weather. He and Siglin also reported the town’s water samples and Environmental Protection Agency inspections both passed with flying colors.
Members of the council discussed uses for the Wyoming Community Gas Tax. It was decided to begin preliminary research into the purchase of a camera system for the Community Center. Councilmembers brought forth discussion for the need of a camera system after the Community Center had several windows broken earlier in the year.
Members of the council wished to remind citizens to vote. There was also discussion of confusion as to the location of the polling center. Lingle voters will need to vote at the Lingle Community Center, which is directly east, across Highway 26-85, of Town Hall and Wunder Appliance. Siglin also reminded citizens to vote yes to Amendment A, the lodging tax and the additional 1% tax.