Pavillion one percent project completed

*East Cedar Avenue in Pavillion received a payment overlay this spring, funded partially by optional one percent infrastructure funds. (Tauna Groomsmith / Pitchengine Communities) * (Pavillion, Wyo.) - The Town of Pavillion began saving for one percent infrastructure projects shortly after the tax was passed by county voters just under four years ago. After two years, enough funds were collected for several projects, including the purchase of some gravel for alley maintenance, a water filling station at the town's well, and an asphalt overlay on East Cedar Avenue, the street that also serves the Wind River Elementary School and the school district's bus barn. Pavillion Town Clerk Becky Hatcher said the East Cedar project, the one just recently completed, was paid for with $13,000 in one percent monies, with 30 percent of the total cost from Fremont County School District 6 to cover the paving on their property, and the balance from Pavillion's share of the county consensus funds provided by the legislature. The entire project cost was some $50,000. The town spent $23,000 in one percent funds for the water project, with the balance coming from the Wyoming Water Development Commission. "It takes us a long time to get enough funds for projects," she said, "And we've been able to use them for matching funds to get bigger projects done." Pavillion has only two businesses at the current time collecting the one percent tax, a tavern and a restaurant/C-store. On the schedule this year is the purchase of additional gravel for some alleyways that are currently impassable due to the recent rains. Town Councilor Tauna Groomsmith, in an email to, expressed her appreciation to county voters for approving the one percent tax. I love seeing where our one percent taxes are being spent," she wrote. "The pot holes were so hard on our school buses traveling to and from the bus barn. "Thank you Fremont County residents for supporting projects such as these." #county10 #news