Sheridan's City Council held their second regular meeting of July last night. The City of Sheridan will apply for a nearly $500,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Administration to help use some landfill waste. The City recently completed a study to determine if there was a use for the gas generated by closed cells. The answer was, “Yes,” but it is not economically feasible without financial assistance. Interim Utilities Director Chris Knodel.
The Council approved the application to the EPA on a 5 to 1 vote with Councilor Steve Brantz casting the lone opposing vote. If the Federal government institutes a carbon credit program, the gas capture system would allow the City to accrue credits that could be sold for additional revenue.
In other business, the City Council also considered an ordinance change that would raise the limits on small project building fees from $1,000 to $3,000. In other words a project must cost at least $3,000 before requiring a permit. Electrical projects would not be affected. The ordinance would have a negative affect on revenues but the loss of those small project fees would not have a large impact on the budget.