Sheridan County was recently awarded $300,000 in community development block grant funds to allow for the expansion of the Public Health Building to accommodate the Sheridan Health Center, formerly known as the Free Clinic of Sheridan County.
A requirement of that funding was to conduct an environmental review of the site. That has been done and the County Commissioners Tuesday accepted the Finding of Significant Impact and approved the release of funds for the project. The Sheridan Health Center is currently located across from Sheridan Memorial Hospital in office space that is owned by the hospital. Commissioner Bob Rolston says that moving the Health Center into the Public Health Building makes sense for everyone.
The public has 15 days to contest the FONSI through Sheridan County and an additional 15 days to contest it through the Wyoming Business Council. The project of moving the Sheridan Health Center into the Public Health building consists of renovating 1,000 square feet of the existing building and the construction of an additional 900 square feet.