Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies held for Sheridan Projects
June 02, 2014
Almost 200 dignitaries, community members and elementary school students gathered in Sheridan Friday to celebrate the completion of two important projects.
First, a small contingent gathered behind Stewart Hall at 6005 Far West Road for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony held to commemorate the completion of improvements to the community’s water supply and distribution system. For that project, Placer County installed a new well, storage tank, pump station and piping. Benefits include providing a fire hydrant at nearby Sheridan Elementary School and adding capacity for about 130 new water-system connections. The latter allowed the county to lift a long-standing moratorium on new connections.
Next, everyone gathered at Riosa Road and 12th Street to celebrate both the water-system expansion and improvements to Riosa.
The County improved Riosa Road between Ninth and 12th streets, installing subsurface drainage improvements, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, landscaping and a road-surface overlay.
Placer County Supervisor Robert M. Weygandt, Sheridan’s representative on the Board of Supervisors, and other speakers emphasized that collaboration among Placer County, the Sheridan Municipal Advisory Council, the community and other partners was critical to the success of both projects.
“The operative word is the partnership – the collaboration that went into both projects,” Supervisor Weygandt said.
The list of speakers also included Chairman Jim Houck of the Municipal Advisory Council and
Doug Colucci, an area specialist for USDA Rural Development. USDA helped fund the water-system improvements.
About 85 elementary school students were on hand to witness the ceremony – and to entertain the crowd with a song. Among them was Austin Walls, a student who helped Supervisor Weygandt and other dignitaries with the Riosa Road ribbon cutting. He was a special guest because his great-great-grandfather, Christian Andressen, settled in Sheridan in 1913.