WPR News
10:24 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Campbell Cty., Surrounding Communities Reach Deal on Impact Funds

Gillette, WY – A state agency has revised its plans for
helping local governments after hundreds of workers move to northeast Wyoming to help build a power plant.
The deal will mean slightly less money for Campbell County and slightly more money for surrounding communities.
Over a thousand workers are expected to help build Basin Electric's Dry Fork Station plant in Campbell County. Once that work force is in place, the workers are expected to generate additional tax revenue that will be used to help provide additional police and fire protection and other services.
The question is how the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council will disburse some 21 (M) million dollars in additional tax revenue. The council had been planning to provide 88 percent of it to Campbell County, but surrounding communities said that didn't leave enough
money for them.
After reconsidering, the council has agreed to provide 82 percent to Campbell County and the rest to surrounding communities.