Main Street grant approved
August 22, 2019
A Wyoming Business Council grant to pay for a feasibility study regarding a second grocery store in Green River was approved by the Green River City Council Tuesday night.
The grant amounts to $8,080 and will pay for a study to investigate the possible locations and development of a grocery store downtown. The store under consideration is Wild Sage Market, a natural foods co-op seeking to establish a physical store in Green River. Wild Sage Market will provide the $2,020 in matching funds for the study. The city won’t provide funding for the grant.
“It’s certainly an issue folks in Green River have talked about for years,” Mayor Pete Rust said.
He admits that while Wild Sage Market wouldn’t be a supermarket on par with markets owned by Kroger or Albertsons, he thinks a natural-foods market would be a good fit for Green River and has personally supported Wild Sage Market’s efforts to establish itself.
The Council approved a contract amounting to $244,427.03 with Electrical Connection for post fire mechanical and electrical repair work at the Green River Transfer Station. According to Council documents, the company’s bid was higher than the insurance adjuster’s estimate and the difference will be made up from the city’s Solid Waste Fund.
The Council approved a service agreement between the city and Golden Hour Senior Center for $22,000. According to Council documents, the allocation was approved with the 2019-2020 budget, but the senior center requested changes to the agreement.
Tim Knight was reappointed to the Green River Planning and Zoning Commission. His term ends Aug. 31, 2022.