Sheridan County Commissioners Hold Last Meeting In October

Earlier this month Sheridan County started the process to amend several development resolutions and set public hearings on those resolutions for December 1st. During their meeting Tuesday, Commissioners changed the hearing date on all the resolutions to December 15th.

Commissioners also approved several petitions by landowners who wanted to be included in local fire districts. This is part of an ongoing effort to find outlying properties not in fire districts and encourage property owners to join the districts. Those who do not join may be liable for costs of fighting any blaze on their properties.

Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastoch presented the Sheridan County Wildland Fire Mitigation Plan to the commissioners.

The plan includes recommendations for all fire districts to improve the safety for structures throughout the county.

In other business, the County will spend nearly $50,000 to remedy drainage issues near Airfield Lane. That contract was awarded to Hot Iron, Incorporated from Gillette.

And commissioners voted to enact a crop disaster designation in portions of the County. Poor grass productions followed by an infestation of grasshoppers has created a hardship for ag producers in eastern Sheridan County. The matter will now go to Governor Freudenthal for a recommendation.

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