Ranchester's town council gave first-reading approval to annexation of the water tank and town lagoon sites during the regular council meeting Tuesday night. Two more readings are required before the annexation becomes official.
In other action, the council tabled until the April meeting a proposed annexation of a portion of U.S. Highway 14 through town.
City fathers took under advisement a request by Chris Powers for permission to buy water from the town. Powers told the council he is currently purchasing water in Sheridan to haul to his place near Ranchester. Council members agreed they would like to provide water to him, but the matter needs additional study.