City Leaders Talk About Green Trash, Utility Maps, Cap Tax

Dayton Council Member (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)
Dayton Council Member (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

Sheridan leaders learned city staff worked overtime during the recent winter storm event and calls to public works have gone from 50 a week down to two because of the city's new utilities web viewer.

The announcements were made during Monday night's meeting of the Sheridan City Council.

Public Works Director Nic Bateson said city workers were already set to work over time Friday when they galvanized at 2 in the morning to keep ahead of the snow, then had what he called a hectic weekend dealing with traffic at the landfill. With the power out at the landfill and service center, he said calls were transferred to dispatch.

The scales and other systems were down, too, so waits were 45 minutes long. By Monday, he said they'd brought in local contractors to help with the tree and brush overload and had hauled in extra trash containers.

Utilities service coordinator Mike Peacock said the new utilities map, now available online at the city's website, means maps of property details like roads, alleys and water lines are now just a click away. So the calls he gets at this point are from contractors, property owners, realtors and prospective buyers wanting to know how to access the web viewer. He directed everyone to check it out by going to, then gave a brief demonstration.

The council also heard details about proposed Cap Tax projects from county commissioners and city representatives, including a council member from Dayton. County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said all projects are listed by city and county on the website –

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