County Parks and Rec board discuss Kleenburn, Three Poles areas

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Parks and Recreation Board, consisting of the county commissioners, met Tuesday to discuss election of officers and issues about park land in the county.

Commissioner Mike Nickel was elected board chairman, and Commissioner Terry Cram was elected secretary/treasurer. Commissioner Bob Rolston was reappointed to a five-year term on the board to end January 2019.

In the meeting, Nickel mentioned that several people had expressed concerns about trapping being done in the Kleenburn Recreation Area near Acme. Trapping is not expressly denied in the Kleenburn rules.

However, fishermen and other recreators said they have come close to stepping in traps and have had a few dogs get trapped.

The board voted to modify the rules to outlaw trapping in the area and will put up a new rule sign that includes the addition.

Secretary of the Public Land Users Committee Bill Adsit also spoke about plans for the Three Poles recreation area, which is used by BMX bikes and 4-wheelers for recreation. He said the committee is drafting a five-year master plan for the area, is working on fence repair and hopes to build an obstacle course for BMX bikers.

He also said the committee is developing an email list to advertise clean-ups of the area and get users more involved in care and upkeep.

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