Proposed Sidney landscaping ordinance unveiled

Planning Commission recommends approval as it heads to City Council


New large-scale construction projects in Sidney could be required to install landscaping under an ordinance discussed by the Planning Commission earlier this week.

The ordinance is intended to improve the appearance of the community and create a buffer between business and residential areas of the city, according to Sidney Zoning Administrator Ben Dayton.

The proposed rules were drafted through a joint effort undertaken by the Sidney Tree Board and city staff, including Dayton, Park Superintendent Tom Von Seggern and Public Services Director John Hehnke.

On Monday, the Planning Commission r...

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