April 19th Sheridan County Commission Report

Sheridan County Commissioners (l - r) Terry Cram, Tom Ringley, Bob Rolston, Mike Nickel and Steve Maier
Sheridan County Commissioners (l - r) Terry Cram, Tom Ringley, Bob Rolston, Mike Nickel and Steve Maier

Sheridan County Commissioners made short work of their agenda Tuesday morning, getting through the 16 items in about forty minutes.

Commissioners approved renewal of Retail Liquor Licenses for 2011 – 2012 for sixteen County businesses. They approved three Limited Liquor Licenses; they approved transfer of ownership of one County Retail Malt Beverage Permit for the Arvada Bar from Charles A. Malli to Dennis A. Wood; and they approved one Retail Liquor License transfer of ownership and location for the Story Store – Old Fire Hall LLC, formerly owned by Piney Creek General Store Inc. Commissioner Terry Cram quipped, “This is easy when you don't have a WalMart apply.”

Commissioners considered and approved signing a Notice of Intent and County Planning & Zoning Resolution on the Dayton Northwest Rezone, which would temporarily freeze the division of land and change several thousand acres southwest and northwest of Dayton from Urban Residential to Agricultural.

County P&Z Commissioner Mike Mellgren told commissioners that this is to get the zoning in compliance with the Sheridan County Land Use Plan. At least two public hearings will be held, says Commissioner Cram.

In other business, Commissioners approved the 2011 Grant Application for Congested Mitigation Air Quality, or CMAQ, application for WYDOT-sponsored dust mitigation projects on 112 miles of county roadways. The grant application will request assistance in the amount of $411,970.60, with the County's share being $102,999.40 in Cap Tax Funds.

Commissioners awarded the Swaim Road Rehabilitation Project contractor bid to Knife River, Inc. in the amount of $475,192.

They approved a two-hour vacation of Johnson Street at Third Street in Big Horn on July 23rd for a parade to be held in honor of Big Horn's 130th Anniversary; and they approved extending Dr. Mike Strahan's appointment as Sheridan County Health Officer through August of this year.

On a vote of three against to two for, the proposed revision of the Animal Nuisance regulations failed. Commissioners Tom Ringley and Mike Nickel supported the document; Commissioners Bob Rolston, Steve Maier and Terry Cram cast “nay” votes. Cram explains.

The last agenda item, to consider a request from School District 3 requesting Commissioners take ownership of the former Arvada Elementary School building, was postponed and will be addressed at the May 3rd Commission meeting.

Announcements made at the meeting: FREE spring landfill weekends will be held April 30th and May 1st; May 7th and 8th and May 14th. April 20th is the deadline for Sheridan County Scholarship Applications to be turned in.

And because Sheridan County Circuit Court will be using the Commission Chambers during the Historic Courthouse remodel, the Sheridan County Commission will meet May 3rd and June 7th at Sheridan College, and on May 17th at the Dayton Town Hall.

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