Sheridan Media News previously reported the Sheridan County Commissioners contracted $11,300 for a private contractor to clean up a private property on U.S. Highway 14. Ryan Healy, was hired by the Sheridan County Attorney as a Special Deputy to handle the case. He says Shirley Weidt, the property owner, will have to pay the county back for cleanup costs for her property. He said this scenario has come about after a court order instructed Weidt to clean her property on her own. Since that wasn't done, the county stepped in.
A question was raised why the county is putting time and resources into this specific lot of land, especially when it's not the only one with a similar problem in the county. Healey said contributing factors include the large number of complaints from the public and the fact the property is so visible from a public road.
The county contracted with Mountain View Builders to have the property cleaned at the beginning of this week. The cleanup may start as early as this weekend.