Dec 22

Bobolink Lane Development/Construction Dust Issuesf

Posted on December 22, 2021 at 2:59 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  I live on Bobolink Lane. There is considerable construction going on in this area for both lot development and housing construction. When excavation work is being performed, it would appear that some contractors attempt to prevent soil erosion through the sparing use of water and some do not try at all. Today, 12/21/2021, the winds are quite high and there is a contractor digging a foundation. There are times when you cannot see the house across the street due to the dirt being blow off of their construction site. Does the city building ordinance have any rules that should be followed when performing excavation work? I found this:  15.14.020.E. Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control in the unified development code but I am not sure this really addresses the issue. I have pictures of this, but I did not see a place to upload documents or photos.

A.  City of Laramie Code Admin staff are aware of the situation on Bobolink Lane and Grand View Heights new subdivision. Contractors have been approached regarding their responsibility to keep the dust down during the excavation and construction phases. Code Admin has directed them to take the necessary precautions to keep the dust and dirt down and maintained as much as possible. Unfortunately, recent high wind activity has compounded the situation. Code Admin staff will continue to monitor the situation and will keep in contact with the contractors throughout the development of this subdivision, reminding them of their responsibility.

Nov 30

How to amend City's nuisance ordinance

Posted on November 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  I would like to submit a request to amend the city's nuisance ordinance to exempt xeriscaped yards from the requirement that grasses have to be kept at a height of less than six inches (since these grasses have to go to seed to propagate). What is the procedure to amend ordinances? I've already talked to my city councilor about this matter but I assume there is a formal procedure I need to follow to have the request considered by the city council and whoever else needs to approve it.  Thank you for your assistance.


A.  Thank you for reaching out to the City on this topic. It is recommended that you reach out to Derek Teini, Planning Manager ( or 307-721-5245) to discuss the issue, how we handle this issue now, and how you would go about changing code if you choose to pursue that option. We look forward to hearing from you.

Nov 29

Municipal Services Billing Question

Posted on November 29, 2021 at 10:13 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  When will my next utility bill be available, and how can I access this amount?


A.  The most recent Municipal Services invoices were mailed on November 20th and the next billing will occur in December; approximately the 18th. Mail delivery dates may be affected due to past and upcoming holiday’s. Inquiries may be directed to Municipal Services billing staff by calling 307-721-5222, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the exception of holiday observances and building closures.