City Hosts Public Meeting on Fluoride

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

The community conference room at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital downtown location on Gould Street was the site of a public meeting hosted by the City of Sheridan Thursday night on the topic of fluoridation of the City’s water supply.

Speaking on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association, Janet Berry took to the podium first to talk about how she feels fluoridation benefits the entire community.

Erin Adams with Clean Water Sheridan, a group opposed to fluoridating the water, spoke next.

Following a public comment period where several local dentists spoke in favor of fluoridation and a number of residents voiced their disdain for the chemical, Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller said that the Council will take all of the comments, positive and negative, into account before making any kind of decision about the future of fluoride in the City’s water.

Following the directive of the City Council’s decision in 2010, the City began fluoridating the water at the Big Goose and Sheridan Water Treatment Plants in January of 2015.

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Janet Berry represented the CDC and the ADA at Thursday night's meeting on fluoride. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Janet Berry represented the CDC and the ADA at Thursday night's meeting on fluoride. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Erin Adams with Clean Water Sheridan (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Erin Adams with Clean Water Sheridan (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Audrey Wiggins with Clean Water Sheridan (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Audrey Wiggins with Clean Water Sheridan (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Dr. Barry Wohl spoke in favore of fluoridation of Sheridan's water. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Dr. Barry Wohl spoke in favore of fluoridation of Sheridan's water. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Former State Representative Jack Landon spoke out in favor of fluoridating Sheridan's water. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Former State Representative Jack Landon spoke out in favor of fluoridating Sheridan's water. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson (Photo Ron Richter ©)
City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Linda Mccoul voiced her displeasure of fluoride in the water. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Linda Mccoul voiced her displeasure of fluoride in the water. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller moderated Thursday night's discussion on fluoride in the City's water system. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller moderated Thursday night's discussion on fluoride in the City's water system. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
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