Officials Plan Airport, Courthouse Upgrades

Local county officials talked about upgrades to the airport and courthouse during a recent meeting. Sheridan Media's Leslie Stratmoen has the report.

Sheridan County officials focused on upcoming projects during this week's meeting. In particular, they approved a grant application for state assistance to help with the cost of re-striping a taxiway, taxi-lanes and aprons at the county-owned airport in Sheridan. They also approved a bid for a reconstruction project at the county courthouse in downtown Sheridan.

According to the memo from airport Manager John Stopka, that was included in the meeting agenda packet, the State Aeronautics Division would pay 80 percent of the project at the airport, or $4,800, and the county would pay the rest, which is $1,200. The airport manager said he has money in the budget to cover the county's portion.

In regard to the courthouse, Commissioner Tom Ringley said the project's been ongoing.

He explained that making the changes to the courthouse is a sign of the times.

The project will cost nearly $64,000, with O'Dell Construction doing the work. The county's grants manager Mike Mackey said, in his memo to the commissioners, that the company is familiar with the area, because they completed the renovation of the third floor a few years ago. He said the work will be funded through a federal grant that's already in place offered through the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.

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