Zoning Rules Amended for Parts of County

David Crook, back to camera, accepts congratulations from commissioners on his service award. (Photo by Pat Blair)
David Crook, back to camera, accepts congratulations from commissioners on his service award. (Photo by Pat Blair)

An amendment friendlier to some of the older areas in Sheridan County won approval from county commissioners at their meeting Tuesday.

Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution establishing a Traditional Neighborhood Overlay Zone for the areas platted as the town of Parkman, Parkman Addition, Mattox Addition, the town of Big Horn, Downer Addition, Sayer Subdivision, Woods Addition, the Woods Subdivision of Block 9, town of Ucross, town of Model, the town of Arvada, and the Arvada First and Second Additions.

County Planner Mark Reid talked about the history behind the resolution.

Reid said the suburban-type platting standards adopted by the county in 1985 really don't work well for the older lots in those long-standing townsites and subdivisions. The resolution adopted Tuesday, among other provisions, reduces the minimum yard requirement.

In other action Tuesday, commissioners presented Chamber Bucks and a certificate of appreciation to David Cook, a 10-year employee of the county sheriff's office, and accepted a $20,000 grant from the office of Homeland Security. The funds will be used to buy WYOLINK portable radios and accessories.

Commissioners also approved a replat of the Powder Horn Ranch Minor 36 Subdivision, which will convert two existing lots into one lot.

Also approved was a request for a large acreage grant of exemption that will allow a tract in the Blue Grass Meadows Minor 2 subdivision to be divided into two tracts. The tracts would contain a total of just over 113 acres.

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Crook, at right, with his award. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Crook, at right, with his award. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Emergency Management Coordinator Bruce Edwards talks about the Homeland Security grant, which commissioners accepted. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Emergency Management Coordinator Bruce Edwards talks about the Homeland Security grant, which commissioners accepted. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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