Earlier this month the Sheridan City Council postponed action on a request to extend City sewer services south to the Woodland Park Village Trailer Court. The trailer court has its own wastewater treatment facility and that infrastructure is failing. Royal Elk Properties owns the park and will spend over $150,000 to construct the service line to the current terminus of City sewer lines. City Public Works Director Nic Bateson says the agreement prohibits Royal Elk from making recoupment arrangements with nearby landowners to tie into the line.
Since the trailer park is outside the corporate limits, Royal Elk will pay rates that are nearly twice what a similar size park inside the City would pay for the sewer service. After a lengthy discussion the Council approved the infrastructure agreement with Royal Elk Properties and waived nearly $30,000 in plant investment fees. Part of that agreement was a promise of annexation. When the Sheridan corporate limits reach the trailer park, the property will be annexed into the City.