SHERIDAN — City council voted 5-1 Monday to approve a liquor license transfer to a property at 548 Mydland Road despite concerns from neighbors about the business proposed for that location.
Councilor Richard Bridger voted against the license transfer.
The building the Mydland Road business would occupy has not been built, but the business plan the property owners submitted to the city showed three-fifths of the planned building would be used for retail liquor sales, while the remaining space would house a bar and restaurant.
Four neighbors spoke against the license transfer, expressing concern about the property’s proximity to Sheridan High School and the Highland Park Elementary School, and raised questions about whether the property owners could be held to the business plan they had submitted to the city.
Council vice president Erin Hanke said the Mydland Road property is already zoned to allow retail businesses and she did not feel council had reason to reject the license transfer.
Mayor Roger Miller also pointed out that liquor licenses have to be renewed annually, which will allow the city to hold the property owners to the business plan they submitted.
Council approved a resolution allowing the Broderick minor subdivision, which will divide two lots, totaling .32 acres, into three lots zoned R-3 Residence. The site of the proposed subdivision is located at 87 E. Eighth St. and 1218 N. Gould St. No further development is planned at this time.
Council approved a resolution that will allow SSR Construction, which owns and operates the East County Park mobile home community, to build six new mobile home units on a .94-acre plot of land south of the park. The land SSR will use is zoned R-4, which is intended for mobile and manufactured home parks.
Council also approved an amendment to the city’s Recreation District agreement with Sheridan County School District 2 that will increase the size of the Recreation District board from five members to seven members.
City administrator Mark Collins presented an update on the city’s revenue from sales and use taxes. Revenue from sales and use tax is up 3.8 percent year to date, Collins said, which is above the 2.5 percent increase the city projected for the year when it formulated its budget.
Collins said he plans to present a more detailed overview of the city’s finances at the Oct. 15 council meeting.
As part of the consent agenda, council approved a $25,600 contract with Buffalo Computer Consulting to replace 32 of the city’s 192 computers as part of its five-year replacement plan.