City Council makes quick work of short agenda

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council kept its meeting short and simple Monday night. There was no old or new business to be discussed and no communications from staff, council or junior council. Total meeting time was approximately five minutes.

In its consent agenda, which is a list of items approved with one vote at the beginning of the meeting, the council approved a few commission reappointments and non-contiguous annexation agreements.

“A non-contiguous annexation agreement is an annex for a tract of land or subdivision that is not adjacent to city limits,” City Utilities Director Dan Roberts said. “In order for us to provide services of any sort — in these cases water and sewer — by resolution we are required to sign a non-contiguous annexation agreement. We use that as a service agreement for utilities.”

The lands receiving utility services are not physically annexed into city limits by the agreement. Lands must be adjacent to city limits in order to be annexed. The agreement simply allows city services such as water or sewer to be extended out of city limits for an extra out-of-city fee.

City sewer service was extended to lands owned by Peak Power Sports at 2275 Dry Ranch Road.

City water service was extended to one contiguous and three non-contiguous parcels owned by Jon Schoenfelder at 300 Washington St.

Roberts did note that city staff is in the process of improving its annexation process.

The council reappointed Thayer Shafer and Mike Giorgis to the Sheridan Planning Commission for terms ending Dec. 31, 2016. Dixie See was reappointed to the City of Sheridan Board of Adjustments for a term ending Dec. 31, 2016.

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Hannah Wiest is the government and outdoors reporter for The Sheridan Press. She has lived in Colorado and Montana but loves her sunny home state of Wyoming best. She joined The Press staff in February 2013.

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