Johnson County

Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young said he's disappointed in how Wyoming's Legislature has handled a bill aimed at changing how Wyoming's community colleges are funded, and he doesn't believe House Bill 118 will get to the Senate.

Johnson County's Commissioners agreed to have the chairman sign the contract for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality improvement program (CMAQ) for 2016.

The Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees are looking at updating policy concerning social media and its use by faculty and students within the district, to better protect the district and its employees, but especially to protect the students.

The Buffalo City Council approved a request by the Buffalo Police Department to apply for a grant for funding DUI and speed enforcement.

Discussion in the Senate and House on the supplemental budget bill is continuing this week during the current legislative session in Cheyenne with over 70 amendments made to the bills in each legislative body, according to Wyoming Sen. Bruce Burns, of Sheridan.

Tucker Ruby had concerns about some of the wording in the contract and cautioned the commissioners to allow him to discuss and possibly negotiate a better legal position for the county in the contract.

Buffalo's City Council passed an Ordinance on third read approving a franchise agreement with Rocky Mountain Power to provide electric service to residents in the city.

Johnson County's Commissioners approved, after some discussion and input from the county attorney, a modified maintenance and service agreement with Cummins Rocky Mountain of Gillette to provide those services to generators at the county airport. The contract is for $1,104.95 per year.

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