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Cheyenne Recreation and Events Sixth Penny propositions can make a huge impact in the community

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 7:29 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Early voting for the Sixth Penny Ballot is less than two months away. Before making a final decision on election day, the city of Cheyenne Community Recreation and Events wants you to know what you are voting for.

“Be prepared, do your homework ahead of time to go over all of those propositions and all the different projects,” said Teresa Moore, Director of Community Recreation and Events.

There are 14 propositions on the ballot, with some propositions featuring more than ten projects. The propositions are split up to cover needs within the city, county, and surrounding municipalities.

“Community Recreation and Events has several projects on the ballot; I would go through those. Within Proposition Six is a proposed project to replace a 50-year-old irrigation system. As you can imagine, after 50 years, it breaks continuously, so it really needs to be replaced, redesigned to be more efficient.”

The three million dollar project would replace the old irrigation in the cemetery and replace it with a brand-new system.

Moore says when it comes to community enhancement, there is no shortage of project candidates. A proposition to restore parts of the Greenway, a proposition to renovate the Johnson Pool and a proposition for a new gymnasium stand out among the fixer-uppers.

“The Greenway System now is 30 years old, so obviously some of those that were built 30 years ago, some sections, need to be replaced. This would provide funding to update those.”

Moore adds, the responsibility of providing youth sports and program now falls on the Rec and Events Department. Participation from the community is at an all-time high, and a Sixth Penny Project could help fund those programs.

“They’ve been very, very supportive of all the programs we that we have offered; so much so, we really don’t have the space and ability to grow those programs. Essentially, we can’t meet the demand.”

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