SEEDA Tables SAGE Request

The Sheridan Economic & Educational Authority joint powers board, which is known as SEEDA, has tabled a request from the Sheridan Artists' Guild Et al for $100,000 to complete the interior of a building in downtown Sheridan.

Action came in a special meeting of the board Monday. SEEDA board members agreed they like the project, but they're uncertain about whether SEEDA funds can be used for the project.

SEEDA board member and Sheridan City Councilman Jesus Rios talked about the issues involved.

Rios initially moved to deny the request, to prompt discussion of the matter, then moved to table the request indefinitely pending additional study. Rios said he loved the request, but more clarification was needed regarding whether the board can provide funds.

In addition to Laura Lehan, president of the artists' guild, which is known as SAGE, several other guild board members and supporters attended Monday's meeting to express support for the project.

SAGE bought the Montgomery building in downtown Sheridan and is seeking funds to renovate the building interior. SAGE has been in the old railroad depot building on Fifth Street for several years but that building no longer meets the organization's needs.