Commission Considers Alltel Tower

Cell Phone Tower
Cell Phone Tower

The Sheridan County Commissioner's meeting was apparently the "place to be" on Tuesday, as their meeting room at Sheridan College quickly filled to "standing room only."

Most were "one issue" attendees, the first big issue being a request from Mate and Leslie Lube to rezone 9.72 acres off of State Highway 335 from Agricultural to Rural Residential. The Commissioners ultimately tabled the request, in part to give the property owners time to address concerns regarding ground water protection, as well as potential density issues. Commissioner Tom Ringley.

If approved, owner Leslie Lube said at the meeting the intent is to create a two-lot subdivision; one lot would be allocated to her ex-husband and the other, she says she would sell in so that she may purchase a home for herself and children.

The other issue garnering a lot of attention was the request to put an Altell cell phone tower on the property of Shannon Marquiss, off of Beatty Gulch Road. The commissioners unanimously rejected the request. Commissioner Ringley explains.

The commissioners also approved to consider a request made by 19 local bars and restaurants in conjunction with the Sheridan County Liquor Dealers Association, to expand the hours alcohol may be served on Sunday. Currently, alcohol may not be sold until noon on Sunday. The group is requesting that time be moved back to 6 a.m. Commissioners will begin hearings on this subject at their next meeting, scheduled for April 20th.

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