Earlier this month the Sheridan County Commissioners approved a new fee schedule that would cover most land use services provided by the county. The new schedule covers everything from conditional use permit applications to subdivision plats. Yesterday, commissioners took the next step in making the changes official. They approved amendments to several resolutions, including the county building standards resolution. The amendments removed all mention of specific fees and simply referenced the new fee schedule. County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger says the action should make fee adjustments more efficient.
The new fee schedule resolution was a result of an examination of county fees conducted over the last year. Many of the fees had not been adjusted in years and some had not changed since 1974. Liesinger says the updated fees are based on what it costs the county to provide each service.