County to Go Smoke-Free

Sheridan County to go smokefree starting July 1st.
Sheridan County to go smokefree starting July 1st.

At Tuesday's Sheridan County Commission meeting, commissioners formally adopted a Smoke-Free policy that will go into effect for all County buildings, vehicles and equipment. It will not, however, include smokeless tobacco. Commissioner Bob Rolston says.

This does not mean, however, that employees will not have to take responsibility for their choice to use smokeless tobacco.

The policy will go into effect July 1st, and includes the Courthouse, the Courthouse Annex which houses the County Attorney's Office, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office, the Sheridan County Detention Center and the County Road and Bridge Shop, as well as the grounds surrounding these buildings. The policy on smoking also applies to the public.

Among other Commission business, commissioners considered and approved a utility easement on the Fairgrounds property; they considered and approved an amendment to their contract with the Department of Health for public health nursing services; they considered and awarded a bid in the amount of $1,175 to Gary T. Laya for restroom supply and maintenance at the Kleenburn Recreation Area; they considered and appointed Dr. Michael Strahan to another 5-year term on the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board, which will expire June 30, 2015.

Commissioners considered and renewed a Sheridan County scholarship for Margaret Taberna of Big Horn, with Justin Feaster as 1st Alternate; and they considered and approved an amendment of terms on the Law Enforcement Center Joint Powers Board Agreement.

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