The Sheridan County Commissioners have agreed to spend $11,300 to help Shirley Weidt clean up her property.
The county's case against Weidt goes back decades, and is backed from numerous complaints from county residents regarding multiple abandoned vehicles and trailer homes on her property on Highway 14 west of Sheridan. The money will come out of the county's Parks and Beautification funds.
While it sounds like a lot to spend cleaning up just one property, Commissioner Terry Cram explains it's a best-case scenario that eliminates other expenditures in legal costs, incarceration, and time spent fielding public complaints.
The County has signed a contract with Mountain View Building, the lowest bidder for the project, to start hauling away the extra vehicles and mobile homes as early as this weekend. Cram says this time, Weidt has been very cooperative with the county, and he has high hopes that this investment will be a means to an end.
Public Works Director, Rod Liesinger, said Mountain View Building will keep any returns that may come from scrap metal and other salvaging of materials taken from the property, which is why they were able to bid so low.