What's Good and What's Concerning Focus in Meeting

Part of the crowd that gathered at Thursday night's meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Part of the crowd that gathered at Thursday night's meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)

People talked about what they love about Sheridan County and what issues or situations concern them the most as they met Thursday night to consider the next Sheridan County Comprehensive Plan.

The meeting at the Sheridan County Courthouse was the last of four meetings this week as county commissioners take the first steps to update the current comprehensive plan, which was adopted in 2008.

Commission Chairman Mike Nickel said commissioners would have liked to update the 2008 plan five years ago, in 2013.

Commissioners held meetings on the comprehensive plan earlier this week in Ranchester, Clearmont and Big Horn. County Planner Mark Reid said the four meetings kick off a process that's expected to take about 12 months and end with adoption by county commissioners of a new five-year comprehensive plan intended to drive county policy.

Reid said the 2008 plan served long and well, but there have been changes in the past 10 years, including a change in Sheridan County's economy and a drying up of state revenues.

All four meetings followed the same format, with attendees asked about, and voting on, the issues important to them. Responses will be used to develop the final comprehensive plan.

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Sheridan City Councilman Alex Lee signs in. Behind him is County Planner Mark Reid, and on the right is Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan City Councilman Alex Lee signs in. Behind him is County Planner Mark Reid, and on the right is Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Steve Maier, left, and Terry Cram were among the county commissioners who attended. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Steve Maier, left, and Terry Cram were among the county commissioners who attended. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Occupants of another of the tables at the meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Occupants of another of the tables at the meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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