RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council granted a special permit for gymnastics instructor Carrie Raymond to purchase and develop Lot 21 of the Five Mile Subdivision.
On Tuesday, Raymond shared details of her progress to date. She said she has established a limited liability company for the business, calling it Tongue River Twisters Gymnastics and Activity Center.
She has decided to work toward purchasing Lot 21 rather than all three lots at this time, and plans to connect to the city sewer line by the middle school rather than constructing a leach field.
Raymond has hired a contractor to coordinate with town engineer Chris Johnson and help her handle the permissions, licenses and easements.
As for the building, Raymond said she has bids coming in this week.
She has received verbal confirmation from the Wyoming Department of Transportation that she will be able to file a permit for access to the property as soon as she owns it. The access must be 75 feet from the neighbor’s driveway.
The parking lot for the facility will be paved initially for 11 spaces. Raymond hopes for project completion by early to mid-summer.
Raymond has 40 years of experience in the gymnastics industry as a student and a coach. She is a U.S. Gymnastics Association member with safety certification through USGA and is a certified developmental teacher.
She plans to use the center not only for the community, but also for Sheridan County as a whole to give kids another option for activities. She plans to offer yearlong classes, camps during the summer, preschool classes, Mommy and Me classes, tumbling for cheerleaders and, eventually, adult…
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