Bar and Grill License Fee Schedule Approved

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(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

The Sheridan City Council considered an ordinance at their meeting Monday night that is intended to set a fee structure for the two additional bar and grill licenses the City has received. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Senate File 155, which was approved earlier this year by the Wyoming Legislature and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead, provided two additional bar and grill licenses to the City of Sheridan. The Council approved an ordinance on first reading Monday night that sets a one-time fee of $10,500 for one of the new licenses, which will drop to $3,000 for renewal after one-year of operation and $1,500 for the third year of renewal.

Interim City Clerk Cecilia Good said that the City currently charges $1,500 annually for the four bar and grill licenses that are operational within the City. She said that according to state statute, that is the minimum that can be charged for a bar and grill license and the state is encouraging municipalities to change their fees to generate more revenue.

She said the City will begin advertising for the licenses this week and that the applications will be presented to the Council at a work session in October. Good said that they would like to award the licenses at the Council’s first meeting in November. The licenses will be available for use beginning January 1st of next year.

Also from the meeting, the Council approved first reading of an ordinance establishing a 10-year franchise agreement with Montana Dakota Utilities; approved a contract with Rocky Mountain Ambulance for emergency services; gave their approval to a resolution outlining operational changes to the community recycling and green waste drop sites; discussed the possibility of recording City Council work sessions; approved a banking services agreement with First Interstate Bank, and approved a resolution naming the park on West 5th Street, “Black Tooth Park”.

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