Johnson County

Johnson County Airport Board Chairman Gerald Fink gave an update to the county commissioners on the recent airport board meeting, touching on amounts they could charge for future hangar leases to ongoing work being done by the county at the airport.

The Joint Powers Board for the Buffalo/Johnson County Justice Center had their quarterly meeting with the county commissioners and approved and accepted a number of items the board had on their agenda.

Property owner John Iberlin brought a request before the Buffalo City Council to allow him to purchase a water tap for water service to his property in the county.

Johnson County's Commissioners approved Chairman Bill Novotny to sign a letter to lawmakers in Washington, DC asking for continued funding of the Safe Rural Schools (SRS) Program for Fiscal year 2016.

The Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming (PMO), with help from the Buffalo Police Department and Johnson County Sheriff's Office, will be conducting the spring Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday in Buffalo, to coincide with the National event taking place the same day.

Buffalo dentist Dr. Brian Cotant, who sits on the Johnson County Board of Health with Public Health Officer Dr. Brian Schueler, is also a proponent of adding fluoride to the city's drinking water, as he reported the the board during their recent quarterly meeting.

Johnson County's Commissioners and Sheriff Steve Kozisek are waiting on contracts from the State Department of Corrections so they can review them to determine if it would be in the county's best interest to enter into a contract to house state and Federal prisoners at the county detention center.

Registration is currently open for the upcoming 2016 Bluegrass Camps For Kids to be held July 6th through the 8th at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, the week before the 12th Big Horn Mountain Festival.

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