The Sheridan County Commissioners spent most of their meeting Tuesday listening to public comment and discussing a conditional use permit request from Sheridan County resident Jill Small to host several outdoor antique and art shows on her property. The Small's live on Brinton Road and several neighbors voiced their concerns about heavy traffic and parking issues at the events.
Gillian Malone stated to the Commission that she doesn't want to see a precedent set on commercial development on Brinton Road and Molly Clark, who also lives on Brinton Road, expressed that she'd like to see the character of the road maintained. Despite the opposition from some of Small's neighbors, Commissioners unanimously approved the CUP request allowing Small to hold no more than two antique fairs annually. Commission Chair Mike Nickel says it was a thoroughly vetted process.
It's a fine line when it comes to property rights and addressing neighbors concerns says Nickel.
One of the thirteen conditions that were placed on the CUP states that should unsafe traffic conditions increase in the area along Brinton Road due to the events, or consistent parking issues arise, Public Works staff may schedule a review of the CUP anytime during the lifetime of the CUP.