Three things you should know: Kemmerer City Council meeting


The Kemmerer City Council gather for its biweekly meeting on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. There was a public hearing about a bar and grill license. There were three items on the agenda.

1. New bar and grill license

Matt and Sheila Wright are opening a new restaurant called Kettle in what was formally the Hams Fork Grill.

“I just assumed everyone would put ‘the’ in front of it anyway,” Matt Wright said at the council meeting. Wright was there to get a bar and grill license from the city. The council granted the license after the public hearing and subsequent agenda item on the promise of a passing food service permit from the state.

Wright said the restaurant will be family style and open for lunch and dinner. His tentative times are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. six days a week. He said he plans on catering as well.

“I’m not closing for winter,” Wright said. “We want to keep people here for the winter.”

They are planning on opening the first week in November if everything goes to plan.

“There isn’t going to be a big thing,” Wright said. “One day I’m just going to switch on the open sign and that’s it.”

2. Snow dump access with Antler Motel

The city approached the Antler Motel for an easement for dumping snow. This would mean that when clearing the streets, the city could push the snow to an empty area owned by the Antler Motel. The contract states the city will pay the Antler Motel $936 over two years for the access. The council said this is for the convenience of the city and is cost-saving as well.

3. Dump box bids

The council discussed bids they received for installation of dump boxes, hydraulic systems and lighting on the new trucks for the city. They discussed several different options for the trucks and lighting as well as warranty. The council decided on the lowest cost option. The new trucks should be delivered in May or June if everything goes according to plan.

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