It was standing room only in Council Chambers at Sheridan City Hall Thursday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there.
Members from the community packed the chambers in support of local businessman Ted Boggess, who owns and operates Ted's Towing, which is located at 584 East 8th Street. In 2008, a nearby resident filed an official complaint with the City, citing that the business was illegally operating in a an area that is zoned R-3 Residential.
Ted's Towing has been at that location for 35 years and has actually been granted two building permits from the city during that time. After hearing numerous testimonies of support from those that live near the business, and those who have benefited from Ted's generosity over the years, the Board of Adjustments granted a variance that will allow Ted's Towing to stay right where they are for as long as they wish. I caught up with Ted after the board's decision.
Board of Adjustments Chairperson, Nancy Drummond was impressed with the overwhelming community support.
The board's decision to grant the variance was unanimous, and was greeted with a loud round of applause from the many that showed up to show their support for Ted's Towing.