Council Holds Work Session on College Bond Issue

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The Sheridan City Council held the first of three works sessions Monday night focusing on the $15.85 million Sheridan College bond issue for renovation and expansion of the College's tech center. During his presentation, College President Dr. Paul Young used Walla Walla Community College in Washington as an example of how a college can play a role in economic development of the community.

The college in Washington rejuvenated their local community by implementing a course in wine making. Dr. Young explains how the college in Walla Walla can be linked to what's happening in Sheridan.

Young also touched on the amount of students that are being turned away because of the antiquated tech center on campus.

Richard Garber with Supporters for Sheridan College addressed the Council briefly, saying that in today's economic environment, turning away students is an economic crime. The next Council work session on the college bond issue will be Monday, July 29th from noon to 1 pm in Council Chambers at Sheridan City Hall. The third and final work session will be Monday, August 12th. The election for the Sheridan College bond will be Tuesday, August 20th.