By Elsa Heidorn
Laramie, WY – Sweetwater County commissioners have rejected plans to set up a man camp in the middle of Farson. The camp would have housed about 125 pipeline construction workers. The developer argued that the camp is needed because of Sweetwater County's severe housing shortage due to the boom in gas development. Mark Kot is the supervisor of community development in Sweetwater County and reviewed the proposal. He says the developer made a good presentation, but didn't answer all of the county's concerns. "There were many questions outstanding in the infrastructure area. Especially along the lines of water and sewer, the suitability of the existing sewage lagoons and the abilities of the local wells to provide adequate water supply," he said.
Kot says the county commissioners were also concerned that the camp might have a bad impact on the character of the Farson community.