Earlier this week the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee hosted a two-day legislative forum at Sheridan City Hall. The forum was an opportunity for various agencies and organizations to address our local representatives before the General Session in January.
One individual that expressed concern to the legislators was Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastoch, who is worried about the administrative acts and procedures that have been coming down from the State.
Biastoch said that the election costs for all six fire districts within Sheridan County typically run around $13,000 per election. Another issue that Biastoch raised pertains to an item that the Legislature will address during the upcoming session.
Biastoch said that the proposed legislation, if passed, would take 10% of the E911 money and put it into a pool. Biastoch also stated that it's getting harder to recruit and retain the amount of volunteers that are needed to to keep all of the various volunteer fire departments within the county fully staffed.