Notes From Johnson County Commission Meeting

Johnson County Commissioners Jim Hicks, John Gibbs and Delbert Eitel
Johnson County Commissioners Jim Hicks, John Gibbs and Delbert Eitel

A number of smaller items and issues were brought up and discussed at this week's Johnson County Commissioner's meeting.

The Buffalo High School Spirit Squad had requested the use of the parking lot at the Historic Courthouse for carwash fundraisers they were wanting to put on this summer.
One of the dates, August 3rd, is the same day as the Fair and Rodeo Parade, and the commissioners wanted to make sure the organization wanted that date, as the parking lot is traditionally in use by those attending the parade.
The issue was tabled until the next meeting to make sure another date wouldn't work better for them.

County Planner Rob Yingling gave the commissioners an update on the NW Water Pipeline Project, saying he believes the city is close to ready to move on construction of the transmission line.
County residents in the area who may want city water will have the opportunity to form their own Special Improvements District (SID) and pursue that possibility.
Yingling said a meeting to help inform those area residents was scheduled for Thursday, June 27th at the fairgrounds.
More on that meeting will be coming in a story early next week.

Finally, Yingling and Deputy County Attorney Barry Crago told the commission that recent developments at the Shores of Lake DeSmet Subdivision have resulted in a situation they believe is illegal, according to county subdivision standards.
They will be discussing and reviewing the issue and will more than likely be preparing for some sort of litigation in the matter.

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