Cheyenne City Engineers Paid Poorly

Laramie, WY – The city of Cheyenne isn't paying enough to attract engineers and officials say the situation is slowing approval of development plans in the capital city. Tom Segrave is a city councilman and a developer. He says developers are getting frustrated with the city because the city is moving too slowly in reviewing development plans. City Engineer Ken Lewis says that salaries are to blame for the situation. The average salary for the city's four civil engineers and one engineering services director is 55-thousand dollars a year. A recent study found that's less than engineers make in Casper and cities in other neighboring states. Mayor Jack Spiker says the city may approve higher wages for city engineers in the fiscal year that begins July first. He says the city council will consider the issue next month.