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Sheridan’s Water Project and Town Employers Wages

Sheridan Town Council move forward with Water Project and increase town employee wages

With well #1 finishing it’s third round of chlorinating, Sheridan Town Council discussed the town’s water distribution system during its July 8 meeting. Also, the council approved a cost of living adjustment increase of 3 percent to town employees. 

Bids are opened for the next step in Sheridan’s Water Project. Contractors will bid for the job to upgrade the water mains, replacing at least two and other pipeline repairs. The council will decide on a contractor near the end of July, and plan to start around Labor Day. 

Mayor Bob Stump said that he is “eternally optimistic” about the time line provided for the mostly underground project. 

Town Council approved increasing town employees’ wages by 3 percent except the Mayor’s. The council will look into the budget to consider a higher percent increase for Mayor Stump. Currently, about 80 percent of the budget is committed. 

“The amount of paperwork and red tape you have to go through is insane,” Town Council Member Mike Walter said. “It’s pretty much a full-time job.”

Stump puts in 40-plus hours in a week, according to the council. Town council members agreed that Stump is a valuable asset to the town who needs an incentive to stay. 

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