Story By: Spencer Porden
The Sheridan City Council will hold their last regular meeting of 2018 tonight, and with that, the outgoing city council members will vote to approve Sheridan’s ‘Streetscape Plan” which outlines some potential changes for Main Street.
The changes that are proposed in the streetscape plan include reduction of lanes from four to two between Loucks and 5th Street, a potential redesign of Grinnell Plaza that would exclude vehicle traffic, and “creating a node of activity and interest at the corner of 4th and Main.“
The streetscape plan comes with a mandatory resurface of Main Street that will take place in 2023 by WYDOT. City Council stated in their agenda for tonight’s meeting that the goals for Main Street are as follows: “1) Main Street is safe, comfortable, and accessible for all modes of travel and all age groups, 2) Main Street is economically vibrant, 3) Main Street functions as a gathering place for the community, 4) Main Street is connected to natural areas and parks, 5) Through traffic is mitigated on Main Street, and 6) What people love about Main Street is preserved.”
The City Council will also discuss the possibility of including a vote in the next general election that would allow a public vote on the controversial issue of fluoridation in Sheridan’s water supply.
The City Council meeting will begin at 7pm in the top floor of City Hall in Council chambers. The Public is welcome to attend and voice any opinions and concerns.