LINGLE – The Lingle Town Council held its second bimonthly meeting for the month of October on Oct. 20 in which it discussed upcoming events and how to use a $5,000 grant.
Present at the meeting were Mayor George Siglin, Council Members A.J. Lambert, Joe Welte and Steve Edwardson and Town Clerk Ritch Reyes. Council Member Brandie Cook was absent, having submitted her comments for the meeting to Mayor Siglin beforehand.
The council added Aaron Gothier from Liberty National Globe Life to the agenda at the last minute. He sought permission from the council to speak with employees of the town about life insurance options. Liberty National Globe Life also provides insurance for the Town of Lingle.
Siglin read Cook’s report from his phone. She asked Siglin to notify everyone present of the upcoming Lingle trunk-or-treat, which will take place Oct. 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lingle-Fort Laramie Elementary School. Spots are still open for those looking to bring their vehicle and participate. They are responsible for their own decorations and candy to pass out. Those looking for more information on how to participate should contact Councilwoman Cook.
Lambert added the Lingle Fire Department will be present at the trunk-or-treat and will also be distributing candy at the fire station after the trunk-or-treat.
Cook’s report also read the town is still accepting donations to purchase a new diving board for the public pool and other improvement projects in the town.
Siglin had also previously received reports from town departments, all of which noted nothing out of the ordinary for the Town of Lingle. Town Supervisor Larry Haeffelin’s report reminded everyone that once winter preparations are complete for the pool and other public amenities, they will be closed for the entire season no matter how the weather may change.
For the $5,000 Wyoming Community Grant, Siglin suggested the main priority should be a new hydraulic lift cot for the town’s new ambulance. A cot capable of lifting itself would significantly decrease the risk of one of the town’s two EMTs hurting themselves trying to hoist a patient into the ambulance.
However, the terms of the grant state it can only be used for arts and culture or community improvement. Reyes will ensure a new cot fits within those parameters before the council authorizes the grant be used for one. Siglin mentioned other town improvements that could be made with the money should the new cot not be included in the grant.
Siglin’s remarks at the end of the meeting included state business such as a new billing system that could potentially save the Town of Lingle up to 4% on power costs. He also noted his disapproval of the special legislative session to be held in Cheyenne on vaccine mandates.
Siglin made mention of two community members who both passed away within the last ten days, Robert Abernathy and Levi Trout.
“On behalf of the town, we’d like to offer our condolences,” he said.
The meeting adjourned at 5:28 p.m. The next meeting will be held Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. at the Lingle Community Center.