City Council Approves Price for Police Building Remodel

Sheridan's City Council has approved a guaranteed maximum price of more than $1.7 million for a project to remodel the police department side of the Law Enforcement Building.

Action came at the city meeting Monday night following a presentation by Police Chief Richard Adriaens. The chief said a condition and needs assessment was conducted on Sheridan police facilities in 2007, and he talked about some of the problems found.

He said there are no convenient or safe means of holding juveniles, the dispatch center is overcrowded, and nothing about the building complies with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

In other action Monday night, the council gave second-reading approval to an ordinance granting the Cloud Peak Ranch Twentieth Filing Rezone, and another ordinance establishing a public benefit fund. Paul Demple, executive director of the Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center gave a presentation on the center's activities in the community, including recent measures to improve access to services. He said the center has also recently started a job coach.

Mathers Heuck with the city's parks department presented an update of the recent community build at the new Poplar Grove Park, part of the Poplar Grove development off Skeels Street. And Zack Houck, president of the Sheridan Tree Board, read a resolution proclaiming April 23 as Tree Day in Sheridan and Wyoming Arbor Day.