Commissioners approve jail contract extension

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SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners accepted an agreement with the city of Sheridan Tuesday that has the city paying the medical bills of municipal prisoners until a long-term jail contract is reached.

Sheridan County had been paying the medical expenses, though the bill had amounted to less than $1,000 since the city ended its contract with the county in 2013.

In late September, Sheridan County issued an ultimatum asking the city to either pay $91.23 per jail day for inmates housed on municipal ordinances, or find somewhere else to book prisoners by Oct. 30.

The agreement signed Tuesday extends that deadline to Dec. 31.

County commissioners also accepted an agreement with the Wyoming Water Development Commission to do a study in Clearmont on a new location for a well and alternative water treatment options.

The town’s current wells are more than 40 years old, and Clearmont Mayor Chris Schock previously said residents have complained about the taste.

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deemed the water potable, the sodium and fluoride content came in high at a respective 476 parts per million and 2.9 parts per million.

Regardless of whether the study is a success, the well can be deeded to Clearmont or back to the county.

In other business:

• Commissioners approved a supervised fireworks permit for Edward Salvatore and Bruce Burns. The permit is for the Ucross Christmas Party, set for Dec. 12 in the park at Ucross.

• County Commissioner Terry Cram noted that fire restrictions are still in effect. Those restrictions will stay in effect until county fire chiefs are ready to remove them.

By |November 4th, 2015|

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