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Wheat Belt challenges sign ordinance;

Highway 30 project doubling efforts


October 27, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

Wheat Belt CEO Tim Lindahl challenged the city's sign ordinance Tuesday before the city council after the company received a citation for its 2104 Illinois St. facility. Though Wheat Belt does not qualify for a citation under the ordinance's language, Lindahl argued, the sign was covered to avoid incurring a fine.

Tim Lindahl, Wheat Belt PPD CEO, protested Sidney's sign ordinance Tuesday after the company's 2104 Illinois St. facility was cited.

The Wheat Belt building was used in promoting the ordinance, Lindahl claimed at the regular meeting of the City Council.

"If I had known we were to be one of the intended targets for this code we would have voiced our concern at that time," he said.

Wheat Belt continues to use the Illinois Street facility, Lindahl said.

"We have ceased to use it as our daily headquarters operation," he said. "Beyond utilizing it for warehousing, we use it for our contractors p...

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