Survey Says

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

The results of a community survey regarding water fluoridation were presented at Monday night’s Sheridan City Council meeting. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

The survey results were presented by Jim Shellenberger with Frontier Asset Management, and of the 12,363 surveys that were sent out to Sheridan water customers, 4,203, or 34 percent, were returned. Shellenberger said that 55 percent of the respondents did not want the City to continue fluoridating the water, while 45 percent wanted fluoridation to continue. Shellenberger discussed the security measures that were followed while collecting and tabulating the surveys.

Following the presentation, the City Council approved a resolution to cease fluoridation of the City’s water within a 24-hour period, and to pay up to $1,700 for the removal of the supply of fluoride that the City currently has on hand. City Utilities Director Dan Roberts said that they have an approximate four to six week supply that will need to be disposed of. He added that most of the equipment used in fluoridating the water will be able to be re-purposed.

We’ll have more from the Council meeting for you in future stores.

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