Recreation District Adopts Budget

The Sheridan Recreation District will spend just over $1.2 million in the fiscal year that started on July 1, about $60,000 more than last year.

The action came on Monday night, following a public hearing at 8 o'clock in the district office in Thorne-Rider Park.

District Director Richard Wright said a big boost to the budget came from an increase in activities that the district offers for adults and youth.

The recreation district manages parks and other public recreational facilities and programs throughout Sheridan, including Thorne-Rider and Kendrick Parks. Funds for activities, events and maintenance come from the city of Sheridan, a mill levy and user fees for those who participate in district programs.

In other action at the meeting, district board members re-elected Don Julian as president. Casey Osborn was elected vice president/treasurer, and Kim Anderson secretary. The board also has two at-large members. Scott Hininger is appointed by Sheridan County School District 2, and City Councilman Alex Lee represents the city.

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