Public Meeting for SRF funding for the Cheyenne Hydropower Project

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Public Notice: Public Meeting for SRF funding for the Cheyenne Hydropower Project

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Board of Public Utilities (Board) on behalf of the City of Cheyenne, Wyoming, will conduct a public meeting at 2:00 PM, local time, on October 7, 2020, via conference call. Public participation is welcomed and encouraged. Anyone may participate using the access information below:
• Dial-in number: (563) 999-2090
• Access code: 842032

The purpose of the meeting is to allow citizens to review and comment on a proposed amendment to the loan funding the Cheyenne Hydroelectric Generation Facility Project. This project, approved in 2013, will install an 875-kilowatt hydroelectric generator at the R.L. Sherard Water Treatment Plant. At the meeting, staff from the Board will present and discuss the status of the project and estimated cost to complete the project.

In 2013, the City of Cheyenne received a loan from the Wyoming Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund in combination of a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Green Project, principal forgiveness loan and a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Special Program Green Project, 0% interest loan. These loans are administered by the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments. The current loan amount is for $4,900,000 includes 25% principal forgiveness up to $750,000 and a 0% interest rate on the remaining $4,150,000 to be repaid in 20 years. The Board is requesting to amend the loan to include an additional $2,500,000 (total of $7,400,000) at 0% interest and a term of 20 years. The City of Cheyenne plans to repay the loan through budgetary savings from electricity costs and from revenue generated from the hydroelectric generation project.

A preliminary plan of the proposed project with cost estimates can be reviewed by contacting Clint Bassett, Manager Water Treatment Division, at (307) 635-7693.

Written comments are also welcome and must be received by 5:00 PM on October 9, 2020. Send written comments to Clint Bassett, Manager Water Treatment Division, 2416 Snyder Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82003.

Published: September 11, 2020 (Para español, visite deq.wyoming.gov)

Date: September 8, 2020