Commission Endorses Senior Daycare

Carmen Rideout gave details on the senior daycare center. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Carmen Rideout gave details on the senior daycare center. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The vision of a daycare facility for senior citizens came one step closer into view Tuesday, with the Sheridan County Commission's sponsorship of a Community Development Block Grant.

The county's executive administrator Renee Obermueller told the group this is just another step in the process of going after the grant.

She was speaking, specifically, to Carmen Rideout, the executive director of the Sheridan Senior Center, about the proposed Day Break center.

Rideout responded by saying thank you for the endorsement, then described the program's function to the commissioners.

The grant is for a half a million dollars, which would cover more than half of the projected cost of $900,000, for which cash donation commitments of nearly $294,000 have already been made.

The total cost for the project includes a land donation valued at $106,400. According to the resolution approved Tuesday by the commission, the county's sponsorship of the grant would be contingent on the senior center's acquisition of the land prior to the signing of the grant agreement.

The facility would be a 31-hundred-square-foot structure located next to the senior center on Smith Street in Sheridan.

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