City Council Addresses Homeowners Concerns

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City Council Addresses Homeowners Concerns
City Council Addresses Homeowners Concerns

The Sheridan City Council Monday night listened to concerns from Sheridan resident Nel Dahmke, who was representing a group of homeowners upset over a declaratory judgment against the City.

Phoenix Limited Partnership owns two tracts of land of the Ferries Minor subdivision near the intersection of Brundage Lane and Big Horn Avenue.

Phoenix Limited Partnership sued the City over their Zoning District Map that indicated that one of the tracts of land, not both, were zoned R-1 residential. This discrepancy in how the land was zoned altered the plans for development, because when Phoenix purchased the land in 2000, it was done under the impression that both tracts were zoned R-3 residential.

City Planner Robert Briggs says that it's still a mystery as to how the zoning mishap happened.

When Councilor Ryan Mulholland asked if there were any legal recourse the City could take regarding the judgment, City Attorney Greg Von Grosigk replied by saying that an appeal is not likely, but that he'd look into it further.

Briggs also added the City may want to adopt a new updated zoning map in the near future.

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