The Sheridan City Council voted at their final meeting of 2018 to table a resolution that would have put the long debated issue of the fluoridation of Sheridan’s water supply up for public vote in the next general election.
Brendon Kerns, attorney for the City of Sheridan, told counselors that he had some concerns with putting the issue up for vote on a general election, as it might go against state statutes.
Kerns added that even if the council had taken action at the meeting, the vote would not be binding, and the incoming city council could vote to overturn any decision that was made. Counselors were also concerned about the cost of putting the issue to vote on a ballot, as the projected cost would be almost as much as a special election.
Council decided to table the motion until the next meeting, when the city attorney would gather more information on the issue and inform them at the council work session on January 14th.