City Council Approves Agreement With SAWS For Infrastructure Upgrade

The Sheridan City Council held their second October meeting yesterday. They approved the 2nd reading of two ordinances that amended the development code requiring traffic studies and infrastructure agreements for certain new developments.

They also considered an agreement with the Sheridan Area Water Supply joint powers board that will allow design work to begin on a project at the Big Goose Water Treatment Plant. The recent upgrade to a 20-inch treated water line increased the system capacity. City Councilor John Heath says as a result, the treatment plant clearwell is not large enough to supply the upgraded system.

Much of the cost for the project will come from a grant awarded to the City by the Wyoming Water Development Commission. There are some costs which are not covered by the grant and the approved agreement limits the City’s liability by attaching a not-to-exceed figure of $21,000 for design costs. The consultant’s estimates put the City’s out of pocket costs to be just over $20,000.