Commission Approves Airport Master Plan, Fire District Expansion, Vacates Powder Horn Ranch Lot

The Sheridan County Commission approved the airport master plan this morning, during a regular monthly meeting, along with six more enlargements to the Tongue River Fire District and a vacation of a lot on the Powder Horn Ranch.

Airport Manager John Stopka presented the master plan saying it's an update the FAA requires to be done about every 10 years. And though the booklet must be reprinted because the front portion has the old runway numbers, as earlier reported, he said he was asking for an approval today so as not to hold up any grants.

County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson brought forward the owner requests to be included in the Tongue River Fire District.

The requests are coming in as responses to a letter sent out by the county to owners of particular parcels that had slipped through the cracks and were not covered by a fire district, meaning the property owners would pay for any fire coverage if not part of the district.

County planner Mark Reid presented the proposal for the lot vacation request by Ron Prestfeldt and Powder Horn Ranch, prior to approval by the commission.

The commission also approved a resolution in support of National Agriculture Day and locally based agricultural producers in the county. We’ll have more on that resolution in upcoming news