According to a University of Wyoming study, 11 counties in Wyoming have full county-wide zoning, six have partial zoning and six, including Johnson County, have no zoning. That may change soon.
The Johnson County Planning and Zoning Commission has finished their first draft of County Zoning Regulations after years of work compiling them. Public workshops will now be held over the next few weeks to allow the public to review them and give their opinions and suggestions on the regulations.
Johnson County Planner Rob Yingling said copies of the proposed zoning regulations are available in a number of places and in different formats.
The public workshops have been scheduled for September 28 and October 12 at the Kaycee School, and September 29 and October 13 at Buffalo High School. All of the workshops will begin at 7 pm.
So far only the four public workshops have been scheduled, but more will be added if it becomes evident at the first four that more time is needed for public input.
Once the Planning Commission feels the public has had an opportunity to comment, they will consider and review all comments and suggestions and then make make a recommendation to the county commission to either proceed with the regulations or not, Yingling said.
* Copies of the regulations can be had through Johnson County Planner Rob Yingling's office at 684-1907, any Johnson County Public Library Branch, or electronically on the county's website at www.johnsoncountywyoming.org