Sep 18

Green Waste

Posted on September 18, 2019 at 10:14 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  So why does the city no longer have a place to deposit branches for city residents to have them shred into organic mulch? About the time our trees were old enough to require pruning and would benefit from a mulch bed that all went away. I am just curious why, and where that all goes now because it seems like such a "green" way for those unwanted items to be recycled. Thank you in advance for your time.

A.  Drop-off of Green Waste is free at the Laramie Landfill. All green waste dropped off is diverted from the landfill and used to produce compost. Residents also have the option to sign up for curbside Green Waste Collection with McBride’s Yard Waste Collection Service at (307) 399-2028 or 

Sep 17

22nd & Reynolds Traffic Signal

Posted on September 17, 2019 at 12:51 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Has the city considered adding a stoplight to the very busy corner of Reynolds and 22nd (by the Middle School)? If they have considered it, but have chosen not to add the light, what is the reasoning?

A.  A traffic signal at the intersection of 22nd and Reynolds has been budgeted for and is currently being designed. Installation of the traffic signal is expected to occur by the end of this school year.

Sep 03

Misuse of Downtown Disabled Parking Spaces

Posted on September 3, 2019 at 12:03 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  The disabled parking spot on Grand and 2nd, outside the Laramie Main Street office is consistently taken by someone without a disabled permit dropping into a store for “just a minute.” I seem to watch non-disabled drivers sliding into that spot about a third of the time just as I’m pulling up. Can a permit for this spot be enforced more often or more readily? Given that people park for a short time and feel it’s fine to park for a short time, someone would need to be watching. Alternatively, there would be a 10-minute spot nearby for everyone to use.

A.  If you notice a vehicle parked in a designated disabled parking space without a proper disabled placard displayed, please call Dispatch at 721-2526 immediately and provide a description of the vehicle. The Laramie Police Department will respond as call load allows.