Johnson County Planner Rob Yingling discussed some of his concerns with the NW Water Line Project and the pending public informational workshops for residents in the area.
The public workshops, when scheduled, will give residents in the area of the water line project, roughly along Airport Road, specifics on how they can, if they so choose, hook up to the city water line by forming an improvement district.
Yingling requested the commissioners, in the future, keep him informed from the beginning on these types of projects even if they are given to outside entities such as WWC Engineering to complete.
Yingling said eventually all of these projects come back to the county for implementation and he now has a lot of catch-up work to do before he can understand the scope of the project and implement the informational workshops for the residents.
Yingling explained that just one problem area he has found since he started reviewing the project was in the application process.
He said the WWDC (Wyoming Water Development Commission) justified the project, asking for existing planning reports adjusting growth management in the project area, referencing an MOU (Memorandum Of Understanding) between the county and City of Buffalo which was never signed.
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Yingling, at the request of the commissioners, will work with WWC Engineering and the City of Buffalo to get more information for the upcoming public information workshops. He will also work with those entities and the county attorney to gather more information for the MOU with the City of Buffalo.
No dates for the public informational meetings have been set at this time.