Road ROW Just One of Many Conditions

Peter Clark speaks to commissioners Tuesday. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Peter Clark speaks to commissioners Tuesday. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Peter Clark, who's mayor of Ranchester and chairman of the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board, said county action Tuesday, that granted right of way on four county roads, is one of 22 conditions that the joint powers board must meet to secure a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The loan is needed to help finance a pipeline that will carry natural gas from Sheridan to the Tongue River Valley, to the towns of Ranchester and Dayton and three schools in the area. Commissioners in their action granted rights of way on Soldier Creek, Keystone, Wolf Creek and Dayton East roads, and waived utility licensing fees.

Clark said the joint powers board is hopeful that the project could go out for bid after the first of the year. But before that can happen, he said, there is still much work to be done.

He said he's still waiting on information on interim financing for the project. He said the interim financing is a key part of the project.

Residents of the two towns, along with Sheridan County School District 1, want natural gas service to replace the more expensive propane gas that the towns currently use. School District 1 owns the Tongue River Elementary and Middle schools in Ranchester and Tongue River High School in Dayton.

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Clark talks about project during commission meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Clark talks about project during commission meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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