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City to discuss resolution supporting WAM Legislative action

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Sheridan City Council will discuss annexations, appointments and the Wyoming Association of Municipalities' message to the Wyoming Legislature at a regular meeting tonight. “Governor Mead has been a perennial supporter and outspoken advocate for Wyoming cities and towns,” said WAM President, Brian Dickson of the Lovell Town Council in a December press release. “We understand the pressures the state is facing with a downturn in oil and gas prices, and the weakness in the coal markets, and we know that the Governor had some very difficult decisions to make this year. We very much appreciate that he continues to prioritize funding for local government," Dickson said. Read the full message here . The City of Sheridan's Resolution 08-16 "Supporting WAM Legislative Action" states the following: "All 99 Wyoming cities and towns, which comprise the membership of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, rely on state sales and use tax revenues, ad valorem tax revenues and 'over-the-cap' funding as the primary revenue support for funding local government operations and services of direct benefit to residents and businesses of their respective community." The following issues will also be considered: - Ordinance 2163 City Initiated Annexation: Lots 1-3 Adkins Valley (Second Reading) - Ordinance 2164 City Initiated Annexation: 2100 Pheasant Draw Rd (Third Reading) - Ordinance 2165 City Initiated Annexation: Portion of Higby Rd (Third Reading) - Ordinance 2162, to annex the following: 3470 Big Horn Avenue Loop. (First Reading) - Appointment of Councilman Jesus Rios to SEEDA Board for term ending July 1, 2016 - Resolution 07-16 designating May 7 as our community “Trees for Trash” event, May 14th as Spring 2016 “Free Landfill Day”, and October 1st as Fall 2016 “Free Landfill Day” Sheridan Mayor John Heath will also recommend appointing Laura Lehan and Ian Hunter to the Police Civil Service Commission, according to the council agenda. *City crews plow Sheridan streets. Because of budget shortfalls at the state level, the city will vote on a resolution supporting WAM's reminder to the Legislature of the importance of local government funding. /