WPR News
8:47 am
Wed January 2, 2008

Gov. Concerned About Infrastructure Costs for Counties

Laramie, WY – Governor Dave Freudenthal says he's concerned that counties are paying too much of the infrastructure costs for new housing developments. He says this will be a topic for discussion at his public conference in Casper next week.

"County commissioners will tell you that their biggest demand is for roads," he said. "And most of those roads are not associated with new business enterprises as much as they are associated with people who have developed rural housing, and then the residents come in to the county and say, we need a new road, this road needs to be maintained, and next thing you know, you've had an impact on the county budget," he added.

The governor's conference is called
"Building the Wyoming We Want," and it's scheduled for January 10th and 11th at Casper College. About 350 people have already signed up for the conference. The governor says his office is trying to find more space so that they can accept more participants.