JC Commission Signs Agreement on Sand Creek

JC Commission Signs Agreement on Sand Creek

Years of negotiation, disagreements and possible litigation officially came to and end on Tuesday as the Johnson County Commissioners signed the agreement between the County and Sand Creek Ranch. Aaron Palmer has the story.

The agreement was reached last month as lawyers on both sides convinced all involved to settle before the issue went to court.

Commissier Smokey Wildeman said the county is satisfied with the agreement.

Other happenings at the commissioner's meeting Tuesday included them approving a retail liquor license for Folded Hills Ranch, and a liquor license transfer from Libby, LLC to Cowboy Saloon, LLC.

The commissioners got a preliminary plan and layout of the proposed courtroom and county office building being considered as an addition to the criminal justice center, which is currently under construction.

The commission got an update on projects County Planner Rob Yingling is currently working on.

University of Wyoming Johnson County Extension Office personnel introduced themselves to the council and gave updates on their plans for the year.

And the Board of Health held their first meeting of the year to introduce themselves and update the commission on their role in the county and give the commissioners updated contact information.

The Criminal Justice Center Joint Powers Board convened and nominated Wildeman as Chairman of the Board and Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess as Vice-Chairman. City of Buffalo Attorney Ben Kirven has drafted a new agreement between the city and county, which was approved by Buffalo's City Council and must now be approved by the county commission.

From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer with sheridanmedia.com news.

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