The Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to waive building permit fees for the new addition to the historic Bradford Brinton Museum.
The museum addition project is estimated to cost more than $10.2 million, and the commissioners say the permit fees they unanimously agreed to waive would save them a total of roughly $50,000. Commissioner Tom Ringley explains why they waived the fees.
But Ringley wasn't alone in his support for the museum as the board unanimously agreed to save them that $50,000. He says the museum addition, once completed, could have an impact on tourism and help the county's economy.
The addition would extend present use at the museum and allow for more gallery space, more parking and a bistro. The developer is planning to have a minimum impact on the historic site by building directly into the hillside.