Sixth Penny Tax

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The final tally for projects seeking sixth-penny-tax consideration will amount to $128.58 million. The committee charged with selecting projects for consideration released their final project listing last week, with Rock Springs Mayor Carl Demshar sending an official letter and listing to the Sweetwater County Commissioners early this week.The next step in the process is for the commissioners to decide which, if any, of the projects listed will be placed on the November ballot, Demshar said.Projects in the final listing include $59.29 million in infrastructure related projects for cities and towns throughout Sweetwater County. That amount breaks down to $19.71 million for work in Rock Springs, $14 million for infrastructure projects in Green River, $6.62 million for streets and sewer projects in Superior, $2 million to pave the main road into Bairoil, $8.2 million for streets and a pump station in Granger and $5.26 million for streets and sewer work in Wamsutter. Sweetwater County also has $3.5 million requested for various road-surface projects throughout the county.