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6th Penny Specific Purpose Tax Renewal

The Albany County Commissioners, Laramie City Council and Rock River Town Council adopted GetTheFacts_buttona joint resolution establishing how the Specific Purpose Tax money would be used.  Referred to as the “6th Penny” sales tax, it must be used for specific capital construction projects only; it may not be used for general governmental operations.

The vote to renew will occur at the primary election on August 21, 2018.  For voting information in Albany County, WY click here.

For more Information Contact:

  • City of Laramie - Phone: 307.721.5226, Email, Website
  • Albany County - Email, Website
  • Rock River - Phone: 307.460.8752, Email, WebsitePenny Pie_slices
  • Laramie Regional Airport - Phone: 307.742.4164, Email, Website

On the Ballot for August 21, 2018

The total amount to be collected, if approved by voters, is $65,582,470 which will be split between Albany County ($11,928,825), Laramie Regional Airport Project ($7,065,375), the City of Laramie ($42,073,475) and Rock River ($4,514,795). A general list of projects proposed by each entity is provided below.  For more information please contact the sponsoring entity using the information above.

  • City of Laramie (64%)

    • City Streets & Storm Drainage....................................$22,137,747
    • Trails & Shared-use Paths............................................$2,135,446
    • New & Existing Parks.....................................................$6,821,080
    • Rec & Ice Center Improvements.................................$2,500,000
    • Community Beautification...........................................$1,000,000
    • Public Buildings Security & Renovations..................$3,352,981
    • Fire Training Facility......................................................$3,876,221
    • Aquifer Protection.........................................................$250,000
  • Albany County (18%)

    • Library Renovations......................................................$247,000
    • Fairgrounds Range Arena............................................$427,184
    • Road Improvements.....................................................$4,700,000
    • Road & Bridge Equipment...........................................$2,000,000
    • Road & Bridge Bldg Renovations...............................$100,000
    • Courthouse & Election Bldg Improvements...........$1,162,571
    • Sheriff Vehicles, E-Citation, Video...........................$1,105,000
    • IT Infrastructure...........................................................$1,422,512
    • Detention Center Renovations..................................$764,558
  • Rock River(7%)

    • Fire Protection Improvements...................................$455,073
    • Water Infrastructure....................................................$3,065,549
    • Sewer Infrastructure....................................................$95,000
    • Equipment......................................................................$450,000
    • Solid Waste Equipment...............................................$149,173
    • Road Improvements.....................................................$250,000
    • Town Hall Improvements............................................$50,000
  • Laramie Regional Airport (11%)

    • Airport Terminal Expansion.........................................$7,065,375

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