Sheridan Commission Approves Re-zone Request

At their regular meeting Tuesday morning, the Sheridan County Commission considered and then approved a re-zone request from Susan Lewis and Janet Shober.

The roughly 73-acre property, located just east of Sheridan off Highway 14 and East Ridge Road, is currently zoned as (A) Agricultural, and the owners wish to change to (RR) Rural Residential.

Although no formal plans have been submitted to the county yet, the purpose of the re-zone is to enable the development of a conservation design subdivision.

Todd Grieg, representing the petitioners in the re-zone, spoke to the commission, explaining why he thought the property is a good choice for development.

A number of neighbors and residents in the area of the property spoke to the commission, saying they were against the re-zone and the subdivision that is expected to be developed if the re-zone is approved, citing light noise, runoff problems, loss of agricultural land, and other concerns for reasons to oppose it.

The commission, after consideration, said any concerns raised would be addressed in the subdivision process if the landowners choose to develop it, and numerous public meetings would be needed before the subdivision could be approved in the future.

But as of Tuesday’s meeting, all the commission was considering was a re-zone of the property, which they approved on a unanimous vote.

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Ezra Petersen
1 month ago

I understand if you are a neighbor being worried about runoff problems. But loss of agriculture land If it was not your land? Which I assume it wasn’t otherwise you would not be the neighbor but the landowner. Why do you care if there is a loss of agriculture land next to you? If you bought land in this area thinking the neighbor was just going to graze cattle maybe you did not see that this is one of the states in the bottom of
Agricultural output. This isn’t an agricultural state, ranching and farming are but a speck on our economy and even more so when you look at the national numbers.

Cindy Livingston
1 month ago

It may be that people who are against it see us losing that home town feel and it just another subdivision and loss of land able to grow hay or to support livestock. For those who are neighboring, chances are they will lose their country feel. I am not sure there is much of a view out there but “view” means different things to different people. However, people may need to better research who they are voting on to the County Commission! I do think that we are losing that small town closeness that was once Sheridan. It is really sad.

1 month ago

O yay…more houses that no one here can afford