Cooperative Agreement Between City and County Put on Hold

Sheridan City Councilman Alex Lee (Photo by Ron Richter)
Sheridan City Councilman Alex Lee (Photo by Ron Richter)

A cooperative agreement between the City of Sheridan and Sheridan County for construction of Holloway Avenue from 11th to 15th Street has been put on hold. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

The Sheridan City Council this week tabled the cooperative agreement until their next scheduled meeting. The cooperative infrastructure agreement for Holloway Avenue was developed by city and county staff as the first joint project consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding for county road transfers that was recently approved by both the City Council and County Commissioners.

Since the closure of Dana Avenue, Holloway has been identified as a minor collector street with up to 900 vehicles using the road daily. The city currently owns the section of Holloway from 11th to 13th Street, however, the issue at hand for the council was taking over the ownership from 13th to 15th Street once the project is complete. Sheridan City Councilman Alex Lee said that Highland Avenue would be a better choice as a collector street.

Sheridan County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger stated to the council that the county plans to move forward with the project regardless of the council’s decision on the cooperative agreement. Lee followed up the statement from Liesinger with these comments.

The County Commissioners approved the agreement at their March 3rd meeting. The council is expected to once again address the issue at their April 6 meeting.

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