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Cody Mural Project Receives Grant Funds | Local News

Cody City Council has authorized Mayor Matt Hall and Council Chairwoman Diane Ballard to sign an agreement between the City of Cody and the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund for a Cody Mural Project Grant.

The Cody Public Art Committee submitted a grant application on behalf of the City of Cody for $22,440, but received $17,640 from the WCTF for the mural project, which is about a third of the cost total.

The grant will run from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. The arts committee is currently working on a project timeline to ensure the project is completed and funding is received within the grant period, according to minutes of the grant. city ​​council agenda.

At the July 6 city council meeting, Leslie Brumage, the city’s financial officer, indicated that the total cost of the mural project would be $51,780.

According to the agenda minutes, the Cody Art Committee has identified, in addition to the grant, private donations, corporate and foundation grants, government grants, and commercial sponsors to fund this amount.

“The Cody Public Art Group has decided to focus on murals now,” Ballard said at the meeting. “We are in communication with three potential locations.”

The council also heard from staff members, including Police Chief Chuck Baker, who briefed the council on traffic control and police presence at Xtreme Bulls, Cody Stampede rodeos and parades.

“For these four events, the total hours were 159 hours for the police department and 85 hours for the vehicles,” Baker said.

“I was told earlier that we got a lot of great feedback from the rodeo about the police presence and how our officers work with these groups,” Hall added.

Council Member Heidi Rasmussen commented on the effort that city staff had to put in for these events.

“I don’t think the public understands how much of a business these events are, from the police working around the clock to the streets being cleared at 5 a.m. to make sure the parks don’t run out of toilet paper and paper towels in the bathrooms,” Rasmussen said. “This is a massive undertaking that could not have been accomplished without the dedication of city staff, so we really appreciate all they have done.

Council also approved the final flat for the Dansie Minor subdivision, which is a 3-lot subdivision located at 140 Robertson Street.

“Everything is in order,” said city planner Todd Stowell.

The municipal council will meet again on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. for a working session.