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Smoke yet to clear for local man

OBSERVER Photo by Braden Carmen Sheridan resident Michael Schoenl claims he is still being impacted by smoke on his property.

SHERIDAN — For the second time in three monthly meetings, Michael Schoenl, a resident of the Town of Sheridan for 46 years, appeared before the Town Council to share the issues he has had with smoke settling on his property.

Schoenl, who first raised his concerns at a meeting in September, claims he has been impacted by excess smoke twice in the time since he initially spoke to the board – both in late October.

“Like I told you last time, I hope we get some kind of resolution. We’ve got to work on it somehow,” said Schoenl.

Town Supervisor John Walker II later responded, “We believe you, but I’ll be honest with you – morning, noon or night – I have not seen it.” Walker vowed to try to resolve the issue.

Among other news in the Town of Sheridan, the board is eying a water service for residents near Miller Road and South Roberts Road. Walker claimed that the majority of residents in the impacted areas expressed an interest in a water service through the town.

“None of this would happen overnight, and all of it would take grant money to do,” said Walker.

John Lowther comprised a list to gauge interest, then presented the list to Council Member Colleen Yerico.

The board is planning on holding a meeting for residents interested in the new water service at the appropriate time when more information is available.

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