Sheridan County Commissioners held a special meeting on Thursday to enact a temporary freeze on subdivision applications for portions of the county. Those properties include all the land in the Class 5 Groundwater Vulnerability Area as defined by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. Commissioner Steve Maier tells us why they need the moratorium.
The freeze will last until the County completes its work amending the county zoning resolution and creating a groundwater protection area. Over the next several months the Commissioners will be taking public input on how Sheridan County should regulate development in those high vulnerability areas.
The zoning amendment was recommended by the University of Wyoming during their study and was also incorporated into the recently adopted Sheridan County Comprehensive Plan.