The Sheridan City Council voted to implement a 3% fee increase at Kendrick Municipal Golf Course over a three year period; however, the fee raise won't go into effect until the 2011 season. The fee increases will take some of the load off of the City's general fund, in particular any future capital improvement projects at the golf course. Councilor John Bigelow.
City Staff will work on incentives to try and bring more people to the golf course on slower days, such as Monday's and Tuesday's. The Council also approved four out of the five fee waiver requests that were brought before them. The only request that was not approved was from the Sheridan Area Rural Fire Protection District, who was seeking a $16,000 fee waiver request in plant investment fees for a new building at the Sheridan Airport Business Park.
City Public Works Director Nic Bateson says that the monies budgeted specifically for fee waiver requests will most likely not be included in the upcoming budget for the fiscal year.
The Council approved $4,559 in fee waivers and $16,900 in property abatement at 1135 and 1109 Crook Street. The property, owned by John Pruitt will be purchased by the City for $58,000, which will be paid for by optional one-cent funds earmarked for affordable housing. The property will be granted to Habitat for Humanity for possible expansion of their ReStore facility and to further expand their affordable housing mission.