Johnson County

A number of smaller items and issues were brought up and discussed at this week's Johnson County Commissioner's meeting.

The Buffalo High School Spirit Squad had requested the use of the parking lot at the Historic Courthouse for carwash fundraisers they were wanting to put on this summer.

Applications for the position of Johnson County Fire Warden were accepted by the Johnson County Commission up to their meeting June 18th and the commissioners then appointed Rick Farris as the new Fire Warden for the county.

At their Wednesday meeting, the Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees got an unfavorable report concerning reduced volume, revenue and how that will affect the upcoming budget for Fiscal Year 2014.

At their meeting this week, the Johnson County Commissioners got an update from County Planner Rob Yingling on the status of the Zoning Regulations Project, which he said is “wrapping up their final changes.”

At their Tuesday meeting the Johnson County Commissioners extended their existing agreement with Sheridan County to continue everyday operations at Lake DeSmet, an agreement in place since the lease with the Wyoming Game and Fish became a real possibility earlier this year.

The American Cancer Society will have its Buffalo Relay For Life events this Friday and Saturday at Buffalo's Washington Park, and this year will be bigger and better than ever, with new events and more fun planned during the two-day relay.

Johnson County Healthcare Center recently announced they have hired two new physicians that will be joining their staff later this year and in 2014.

At their meeting Tuesday, the Johnson County Commissioners voted to impose a partial fire ban in the county effective July 3rd, 2013.

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