Briefs From Jo Co Commission Meeting

Briefs From Jo Co Commission Meeting

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their last meeting, discussed a number of items on their agenda and took no action on, deciding to wait for more information before giving a decision.

Approximately 80 acres of land owned by the county is being pursued by a landowner in southern Johnson County. The lands were seized by the county a number of years ago and the owners of adjacent lands are interested in purchasing the land from the county. The county will be looking into the matter to see what the proper procedure to follow would be in this circumstance, and will bring the matter back to the commissioners at a future meeting.

The Johnson County Library Board reported to the commissioners that they are now beginning to look into possible funding avenues for their proposed $3 million expansion project, and would like the county's help in applying for funding from the SLIB, pursuing grants and other funding sources. The commissioners suggested the board gather as much public opinion as possible during their scheduled meetings and bring the information back before the commission at their May 21st meeting or their May 28th work session.

Finally, a voucher asking for the county to pay a share of expenses for the NEWY, or Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leaders, to bring congressional representatives to Northeast Wyoming was tabled until their next meeting May 21st.

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