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Spotlight On
Bomber Mountain Civic Center
July 2024

You won’t drive around Buffalo for long without passing by Bomber Mountain Civic Center.  Originally built as a school in 1949, it is a sprawling labyrinth of additions, bolted on over the decades, to create more space as needs arose.   

For the past 8 years, Claudia Todd has served as the Facility Coordinator for Bomber Mountain Civic Center (BMCC). She is intimately familiar with the building and is responsible for its maintenance.

307NetInfo was curious after hearing some community members commenting on the facility and its future. So we stopped by to ask Claudia to provide an update on the current condition of the building and what benefit it is to the community.   Is it safe and in good condition or does it require costly, extensive repairs?  What are the operating costs? Who foots the bill? and what happens there?   

Listen in and find out some things that may surprise you!

Note:  Claudia Todd reports to JoCo First, the Joint Powers Economic Development Board responsible for BMCC. 

For more information contact:
Claudia Todd
Bomber Mountain Civic Center
63 n Burritt Ave
Buffalo WY 82834

t:   307 620 2458
e:  claudia@bmccwy.org

Bomber Mountain Civic Center 

 

Tensions with the WY GOP
Does it Matter?
July 2024

The Wyoming Republican Party is increasingly divided, marked by deepening discord and rancor. The rift is primarily between the Wyoming Freedom Caucus, self-described “true Conservatives” focused on family values, freedoms, and smaller government, and the “Wyoming Caucus,” a more traditional group reminiscent of Reagan-era conservatism. The latter criticizes the Freedom Caucus for its block-voting tactics, which they argue hinder debate and collaboration, ultimately undermining Wyoming’s best interests.

During the short 2024 Budget Session, legislators in both chambers struggled to reach a consensus and debate became increasingly terse and fractious. This division raises significant questions for voters in the 2024 elections regarding the future of Wyoming and the Republican Party’s legislative effectiveness.

Barry Crago, House District 40 Representative, aligns with the Wyoming Caucus way of thinking. He joined 307NetInfo and reflected on his two terms in office and the changing tenor of legislating, and shared his opinions on what voters should consider when choosing their candidates this year.

NOTE: This interview was recorded on May 15th, 2024, prior to the candidate filing period for Senate and House District seats. Barry Crago has since filed to run for Senate Seat 22 which represents Johnson County and an area of south-east Sheridan County.  

307NetInfo also invited Freedom Caucus members for interviews to present both perspectives together but has not yet received a response.

 

Securing the Vote
Ballot Counting with JC Clerk
June 2024

Johnson County Clerk Jackie Camino oversees the election process in Johnson County.  Clerk Camino provides an insider's perspective on whether voting in our county is truly fair and honest.  Find out more about the mechanisms and safeguards in place to ensure that voting in Johnson County can be trusted.

We delve into the intricacies of the election process, how votes are registered and counted, and address common concerns.  What are the measures taken to prevent fraud and ensure transparency?  What steps are being taken to maintain trust in our democratic process?

Note:  Mistrust in electronic tabulation of votes has circulated for the past two election cycles, despite the lack of hard evidence of material fraud in Wyoming or elsewhere across the USA.  Various entities and individuals in Wyoming are calling for a return to hand-counted ballots.  Critics and analysts argue that there is persuasive evidence that hand counts are more expensive, laboriously slow, and contain more errors. 

Buffalo City Council Meeting
July 2nd, 2024

Pledge of Allegiance 0:10
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes - June 18, 2024

NEW BUSINESS
- Councilman Camino - 6/18 meeting absence 1:35
- Resolution #1480 - A resolution to adopt the 2024
Wyoming Region 1Hazard Mitigation Plan 1:55
- Jackie Masterson - VOA Sevice 7:05
- Main Street Lighting Contract - Wescom Inc 18:35
- Resolution #1481 - A resolution approving a proposition to impose the one percent (1%)  Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax in Johnson County. State of Wyoming, for the exclusive purpose of funding specific purposes for specific amounts; the propositions to be voted on at the general election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 20:35

REPORTS
City Attorney Dennis Kirven 23:40
Building Inspector Terry Asay 22:55
Police Chief Sean Bissett 24:10
Public Works Director Kevin Silbernagel 
Brent Bennett, Sunset St Projecct 27:10

ORAL/WRITTEN COMMENTS 28:10
- Mayor Schrader - VOA Services

ANNOUNCEMENTS 29:20
City/County mtg -J ul 16 @ 7 am
City Council Meeting- Jul 16 @ 5 pm
City Offices Closed Jul 4
WYDOT STIP mtg - Jul 16 @ 1pm

APPROVAL OF BILLS 29:45

ADJOURN 30:40

County Commissioner Meeting
July 2nd, 2024

Call to Order 0:10
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of June 18 & 25 Minutes

Jim Gatchell Museum Association Presentation  1:20
FEMA Mitigation Plan Adoption Resolution 723  2:35
Johnson County Sheriff
- Department of Corrections Contract 9:35
- Summit Psychological Services Contract 11:10
- SHSP Grant - ballistic window film 15:25
- and mobile & handheld radios
- Resident deputy Kaycee 21:40 

Special District Appointments 22:30
- Solid Waste District
- Library Board

Catering Permits Jackie Camino, County Clerk 23:45
- Cowboy Bar & Grill

Resolution 724 Special Purpose Tax Commissioners (1% Tax) 26:45

Public Health Contracts 37:00
- MOU Maternal Child Services
- Children’s Special Health

Guardian Ad Litem Contract County Attorney 41:45
Drug Court Contract 44:30

Jo Co Commissioner Action Items 53:55.
- Pole Creek Vegetative Plan
- Magistrate position

Public Comment 55:50
- Jackie Masterson, VOA Services 
- Robin King, mental health services  59:25
- Bill Hawley, mental health services  1:03:10
- Dr Aimee Foster VOA 1:10:10
- Carol Buckingham, mental health services 1:16:40

Executive Session 1:18:50

Adjourn

JC Hospital District Board Meeting
June 26th 2024

Approval of Consent Agenda 0:10
Review and approve the prior month's Board meeting minutes 0:55

Chief of Staff Report 1:40
Leadership Reports
CEO Reports  40:55
JCHC Financial Performance 52:55
Credentialing 1:03:10
Budget Approval 1:13:40
Equipment Lease Approval 1:51:10
Loan Approval 1:56:10
Executive Session 2:18:25

Adjourn

A Practical Guide to Voting in 2024
County Clerk Camino
June 2024

It's a bit different for voters this year.  Jackie Camino, the County Clerk, who oversees elections in Johnson County,  explains the details of these changes and how they might affect you.

Find out what you need to know about registering to vote, party affiliation, absentee and early voting, and ID requirements.

If you didn’t vote in the General Election 2022, you may have been removed from the voter list.
Check with the County Clerk’s Office! 

Johnson County Clerk
76 N Main Street
Buffalo, WY  82834
307-684-7272
clerk@johnsoncowy.gov
Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Click here for more local election information 

For more information:
Check out Let's Vote Wyo
or Wyoming Secretary of State   

Absentee & Early Voting Dates  
It's a shorter period than previously! 
- PRIMARY ELECTION Jul 23 - Aug 19
- GENERAL ELECTION Oct 8 - Nov 4

Click here for 2024 Key Election Dates

Land Use Plan Open House
City of Buffalo
June 24th, 2024

City Of Buffalo held an Open House seeking public comment on future land use, zoning, and development.

It was emphasized that any Land Use Plan is advisory and for guidance only.  Wyoming statute prohibits land use plans from becoming mandatory regulation.   

Listen to the introduction that explains the purpose and context of the Land Use Plan, followed by a period of public questions.    

After this, attendees were invited to peruse the maps and presentation materials, ask questions, and provide comments individually.  This part of the meeting is not included in the audio.

You can find the maps and materials referred to here:
City of Buffalo Comprehensive Plan 2007.  See Chapter 11.

CIP GIS Application 

Urban Growth Boundary

Zoning Use Conflicts

For More Information Contact:
City Of Buffalo Planning Director, Terry Asay
City Hall, 45 N Main St, Buffalo ,WY 82834
T: 307 684 5566 Ext 6
E: planningdirector@cityofbuffalowy.com

Buffalo City Council Meeting
June 20th, 2024

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance 0:10
Approval of AgendaApproval of Minutes 
June 4, 2024 – Regular Meeting Minutes

Unfinished Business
Ordinance #1417 - 3rd and Final Rdg.  An ordinance providing an annual appropriation bill for fiscal year ending June 30, 2025 1:10

New Business
- Tim Cahal YMCA Klondike Rush St Closure Request 2:10
- Trap & Skeet Club Lease Agreement 3:30
- Resolution #1479 - A resolution adopting pay scales for the non-law enforcement departments of the Town of the City of Buffalo, Wyoming, and the efficient implementation of the scales. 12:35
- Resolution #1480 A resolution to place ban optional 2% lodging tax proposition on the general election ballot to be held in Johnson County WY on Nov 5, 2024 13:40
- Good Citizenship Award 17:55

Reports
City Attorney, Dennis Kirven 19:50
Building Inspector, Terry Asay 20:00
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 21:30
Public Works Director, Kevin Silbernagel 26:50
Brent Bennett, Sunset St Update 28:10

Oral/Written Comments (none) 29:25                               

Announcements 29:35
City/County mtg –Jun 18 @ 7 a.m.
City Council mtg – Jun 18 @ 5 p.m.
Planning & Zoning Board mtg Jun 25 @ 1 p.m.

Approval of Bills 29:55

Adjourn 30:10

City County Meeting
June 20th, 2024

Open 
JoCo First 0:10
Criminal Justice Center MOU 24:20
Bomber Mountain 34:10
Special Purpose Tax 34:30
Public Comment (none) 42:50
Jeff Shelley - City Pool  42:55

Announcements:
Joint Appropriations Cttee Meeting July 19th, 2024 @ 6:00 pm 

Next meeting July 16th 2024 @ 7:00 am 

Putting Johnson County On The Map
Johnson County Tourism Association
June 2024

As Memorial Day rolls around, tourists and visitors begin to flood our beautiful community. But how do they discover this hidden gem, and what convinces them to make Johnson County a key part of their vacation plans?

The Johnson County Tourist Association (JCTA) is dedicated to promoting our county to tourists and visitors. It’s been a big year for the Association, having taken on two full-time employees and a range of different projects. It’s unlikely that people here will see much of their efforts, as they are intended to reach an entirely different audience. However, their role is crucial, as tourism is a significant contributor to our local economy.

JCTA Board Member Brian Whitlock and Marketing Director Toby Carrig take us on a journey through the JCTA's vital work, exploring what makes Johnson County so enticing to visitors. What kind of tourists are we attracting, and what activities do they seek? How can we develop and grow this important cornerstone of our local economy, especially during the so-called “off-season?”

Who is footing the bill for the JCTA activities?  Their budget is around $250,000 annually.  Where does that money come from? 

You may have heard about a proposed increase in lodging tax from 5% to 7%. JCTA is leading this raise. What is it, why is it being proposed, and who will pay it?   
Remember to check out JCTA’s new website, visitbuffalowy.com, a comprehensive guide to attractions and events in Johnson County.

If you're involved in serving tourists, JCTA might be able to support you with promotion or employee training.  
Contact Toby Carrig
t  307-689-7068
e toby.jctawy@gmail.com

To find out more about Camporee mentioned in the conversation click here

 

Cemetery District Board Meeting
June 11th, 2024

Open 0:10
Public Comment (None)
Approve Agenda 40:10
Approve Vouchers 55:10
Approve Previous Meeting Minutes 1:25

Finance Report 4:20

Sexton Report 14:45
- Kaycee Update
- Willow Grove Update
- Memorial Day
- Irrigation System Update 
- Summer Staffing 
- Cremation Garden Update (paused and resumed 44:25

New Business
Bookkeeping Contract Update 33:15
Cemetery Hay Contractor 34:45

Rolling Agenda Items (None)
Executive Session (None)

Adjourn 49:20

Next Meeting 
Tuesday July 9th, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
Willow Grove Cemetery Office 

WYDOT Public Update Meeting
Buffalo Main St Improvement Project
June 11th, 2024

WYDOT's Public Update Meetings

For the next two construction seasons (2024 and 2025), Buffalo will experience high-impact road improvement from the north to the south ends of town. 

WYDOT will hold public updates during the construction seasons, highlighting project areas, details of the construction work, and advisories. 307NetInfo will publish audio recordings of all these meetings to keep you updated.   

Check out our dedicated page, the most comprehensive spot for all aspects of the project, including the very latest updates & advisories.
click here Buffalo Main St Project 
Stay informed!  Bookmark the page and sign up for email notifications!


During this short meeting, WYDOT provided updates for construction at
- south end of Buffalo
- Intersection of Hart St and Main St 
- South Bypass near Buckingham Lumber


Are You Looking for Work?

If you are over 18 and hold a Wyoming Driver's License, apply by calling 307 272 2387
Flaggers make $22 per hour.  

JCSD#1 Board Meeting
June 10th, 2024

Not Recorded
Regular Session
Pledge of Allegiance
New Agenda Item
Roll Call

Public Comment 2:40
Zach Davis
Kim Davis
Bill Joy

Additions/Accept Agenda 15:40

General Reports 17:10
District Level Reports
Principal Reports 19:10
Superintendent Reports 30:10
Director Reports 30:40
Rec Board Report 40:30
BOCES Report 44:30
BOCHES Report 44:50

Consent Agenda 45:10
Minutes
Warrants
Employment
Coaching/Activity Sponsor Renewal
Procurement Acknowledgement 55:00

Action Items
Policy Revision - second reading 1:24:10
Transportation Mechanic's Truck 1:31:40
ESSER III 1:33:40
Updated Superintendent Contract 1:37:10
Kaycee High School - exchange students 1:39:40
New 24-29 JCSD#1 Strategic Plan 1:41:55
24-25 JCSD#1 Initiative 1:43:10

Other Business
From the Board 1:45:00
Summer Retreat/BBQ w/ Sheridan 1,2,3 1:45:55
District Policies Summer Approval 1:51:20
July Work Session 1:54:40
July Board Meeting

Executive Session 1:56:40
Personnel & Legal W.S. 16-4-405-(a)(ii)(iii)

Next Board Meeting
Mon July 8th, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
JCSD#1 Admin Building, Buffalo

Rural Healthcare District Board Meeting
June 10th, 2024

Open 0:00
Approve Agenda 0:15
Approve Minutes
Approve Treasurer’s Report 1:50

Buffalo Director’s Report 8:00
Kaycee Director’s Report 16:25

Old Business
New Building 21:45
Budget Fiscal Year 24-25- Approve Final Budget 26:20

Call for Old Business
QuickMed Invoice Question 31:25

New Business
Audit Fiscal Year 2023-2024 35:00

Call for New Business (none) 

Public Comment (none) 38:20

Review Vouchers 38:45

Executive Session - Personnel  39:10
(No action taken)

Adjourn

Next Regular Board Meeting
July 8, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
JC Planning Office, Buffalo

Buffalo City Council Meeting
June 4th, 2024

Call to Order 0:10
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes - May 21, 2024 Reg. Meeting Minutes

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 1:20
Ordinance #1417, 2nd Rdg -An ordinance providing an annual appropriation bill for fiscal year ending June 2025

NEW BUSINESS
- 5/21 Council absence – Councilman Madsen 1:45
Trap & Skeet Club/4-H Shooting Sports, Jim Dawson
request to place building on city property 2:10
- Pool Concessionaire Agreement 26:10
- Regina Kottke, Ceci Lane  repair/drainage issues 26:40
- Resolution #1478 – A resolution to amend the personnel     policy of the City of Buffalo 26:55
- Mayor’s Appointment 27:55
   Robert Fox, Buffalo-Johnson Recycling Center JPB 

REPORTS
City Attorney, Dennis Kirven 28:25
Building Inspector/Planning Director, Terry Asay 28:55
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 29:30
Public Works Director, Kevin Silbernagel 32:25
Brent Bennett 34:10

ORAL/WRITTEN COMMENTS   
Chamber of Commerce Update, Amber Eggers 35:20
  
     
ANNOUNCEMENTS 42:40
City/County mtg –Jun 18 @ 7 a.m.
City Council mtg – Jun 18 @ 5 p.m.
Planning & Zoning Board mtg Jun 25 @ 1 p.m.
WAM Convention Jun 5 – 7 – Pinedale
Outdoor Pool opens Jun 8

APPROVAL OF BILLS 43:10

ADJOURN 

County Commissioner Meeting
June 4th, 2024

Call to Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes May 21, 2024

General County Business
- MOU Federal Land Access Program (FLAP)  0:30
- Comments on Lake De Smet camp areas
- National Old Growth Amendment US Forest Service 15:30
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Allocations  18:55
- Eagle View Contract for Aerial Mapping 21:35

Vouchers 30:40

Public Comment
JCTA Lodging Tax Increase, Jody Sauers 32:45
New Commissioners Assistant - Kristen Kenyon 35:30
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Amber Eggers 35:55
St Francis Animal Shelter, Laura Ulrich 41:55
Request for audibility,  Gerry Spiering 43:30

Adjourn 46:00

City of Buffalo
Dept Head Meeting
June 4th, 2024

Open 0:10
Buffalo Community Ice Rink 0:25
City Pool Lifeguards 41:30
Recreation Board Funding Update 50:20
Trap & Skeet Building 54:40
Criminal Justice Center MOU 58:40
Pool Concessionaire Agreement 1:04:35
Major Capital Construction Projects Update 1:06:10

Department Head Items
Legal 1:17:00
Clerk 1:19:50
Police Chief 1:22:35
Building Inspector/Planning Director 1:23:55

Board Liaison & Council Updates
Councilor Madsen 1:25:40
Vice-Mayor John Camino 1:20:30
CouncilwomanCamino 1:32:15
City Clerk 1:33:20

Close 1:36:05

Next Dept Head Meeting
Tues July 2. 2024 @ 7 am

WYDOT Public Meeting
Main St Project Update
May 29th, 2024

Phase 1 of this extensive project begins next week. WYDOT held a brief public meeting outlining project updates and what to expect.   

Right now, we are inputting up-to-date information, but watch out for 307NetInfo's dedicated webpage for the construction project, including important updates and notices coming very soon!

For an overview of the project click here

For any questions or to subscribe to WYDOTs email notification list contact:

Laura Dalles at WYDOT
Public Relations Specialist
(e) laura.dalles@wyo.gov
(t) 307 435 6604

 

Buffalo City Council Meeting
May 21st, 2024

Call To Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda 0:30
Approval of Minutes - 
May 7, 2024 Regular Meeting Minutes

New Business
Mural Repair Contract 1:00
Ordinance #1416 – 1st Rdg -An ordinance providing an annual appropriation bill for annual
appropriation for fiscal year ending June 30, 2025.
Longmire Days Requests 5:10
Street Closure – E Fetterman from Main to Lobban 7 a.m. July 19 through 6 p.m. July 21
Street Closure – Angus from Wester to Burritt July 19 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Parade – July 20 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Western to Angus, Angus to Main, Main to Fort, Fort to BMCC parking lot
Designated Open Container - Sports Field Complex July 20 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Designated Open Container July 18-21 from 10 am-11 pm

Main Street Downtown
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 8:00
Kerry Aggen – Water meter replacement project 8:55

Reports
City Attorney, Dennis Kirven 15:30
Building Inspector, Terry Asay 15:40
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 16:00
Public Works Director, Kevin Silbernagel 16:15
Brent Bennett 18:00

Oral/Written Comments 18:15

Announcements  19:55    
Planning & Zoning Board mtg May 28 @ 1 pm
Dept Head mtg  - Jun 4 @ 7 a.m.
City/County mtg –Jun 18 @ 7 a.m.
City Council mtgs – Jun 4 & 18 @ 5 p.m.
City Comprehensive Plan survey available through May
City Council filing period May 16 – 31
City offices closed May 27 – Memorial Day

 Approval of Bills 24:00

Adjourn 25:25

County Commissioner Meeting
May 21st, 2024

Call to Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval May 7, 2024 Minutes

General County Business
Kaycee Library Update 1:00
Lodging Tax Request 25:30
Catering Permits 39:45
Chris LeDoux Days Requests 40:40
Public Health Contracts 42:45

Vouchers 57:15

Public Comment 58:25
- Bob Perry, Airport Board

Adjourn 59:30

 

 

Challenges for JCSD#1?
May 2024

Governor Gordon vetoed legislation to eliminate gun-free zones in most public places, including schools, across the state in March this year. Although shot down for now, it’s widely expected to be just a matter of time before it is presented again and passed into statute. This issue evokes strong reactions and is a far more complicated topic than many people realize. Supt. Auzqui addresses some of the challenges and the District's next action. 

At the end of any school year, staff turnover is anticipated. But with teaching experiencing a nationwide decline in new teachers entering the profession combined with an upswing in the number of teachers leaving the profession, how is CSD#1 faring in attracting and keeping staff? 

For more information about recent resignations, click here

As federal Covid-related funding ends, Superintendent Auzqui explains how the money JCSD#1 received was spent.  What impact did it have?  How much will the district feel the pinch? 

Cemetery District Board Meeting
May 14th, 2024

Open 0:10
Public Comment (none)
Approve Agenda 0:25
Approve Vouchers 1:50
Approve Previous Meeting Minutes 2:40

Finance Report 3:20

Sexton Report  15:20

Old Business 28:40
- Wall Repair

New Business 28:50
- Columbarium discussion

Preliminary Budget Approval 45:40

Executive Session 1:53:40
Personnel Discussion

Adjourn 

JCSD#1 Board Meeting
May 13th, 2024

1. Regular Session
Pledge of Allegiance 0:10
Roll Call
Public Comment 1:40
BHS Gallery Presentation 1:50
Teacher of the Year 4:10
Whitney Foundation 6:10
Additions/Accept Agenda 14:40

2. General Reports
District Level Reports - Preliminary Budget 15:10
Principal Reports 34:40
Superintendent Reports 55:10
Director Reports  56:40
Rec Board Report 1:08:50
BOCES Report 1:09:40
BOCHES Report 1:10:40

3. Consent Agenda 1:11:2
Minutes
Warrants
Employment
Classified Staff Renewal

4. Action Items
Preliminary Budget - Approved 0:10
Salary Recommendations - Approved 1:2
Policy Revision - second reading 5:35     
Policy Revision - first reading  7:40
Communication Plan  10:50
Access Control 37:30   

5. Other Business
From the Board 47:50
Graduation Dates Reminder 52:50
Initiative 49:20    
Repealing Gun Free Zones 55:00
ESSER III 1:00:40. 
June Work Session 1:02:20
June Board Meeting 1:03:30

6. Executive Session 1:03:45
Personnel & Legal W.S. 16-4-405-(a)(ii)(iii)

Adjourn

Rural Healthcare District Board Meeting
May 13th, 2024

Open 0:15
Approve Agenda 0:20
Jake Wright, New Building 0:40
View & Approve Minutes General Meeting 24:45
View & Approve Treasurer’s Report 25:15

Buffalo Director’s Report 28:50
- Sheridan Memorial Hospital: Inter-facility Transfer Agreement
- AirMethods reimbursement for airport transports

Kaycee Director’s Report 1:09:20
- On-Call Pay Rate
- Kaycee Payroll Budget

Old Business
Budget Fiscal Yr 2425 Approve Preliminary Budget 1:

New Business (none)1:42:10 

Public Comment (none) 1:42:15

Review Vouchers 1:42:30
Adjourn 2:03:20

Police Chief addresses concerns about illegal immigrants
May 11th, 2024

 

On May 8th, 2024 at the regular meeting of City of Buffalo Department Heads, Police Chief Sean Bissett addressed public concern arising from incidents involving police earlier in the month.

Listen to Chief Bissett’s detailed report and explanation of events made at the meeting. 

This meeting of City Department Heads and City Council is held monthly on first Tuesday of the month 7:00 am at City Hall. 

Reid Rasner for US Senate
Town Hall
May 11th, 2024

Reid Rasner is challenging incumbent John Barrasso for his Senate seat in Washington, DC, arguing that Senator Barrasso has failed to protect or champion Wyoming’s interests effectively. Since announcing his candidacy in August 2023, Rasner has been rallying support across the state.

A self-proclaimed "disruptor," Rasner is a businessman from Casper with limited political experience. He believes his fresh ideas and perspectives resonate with Wyoming voters and promises to be a formidable challenger to the status quo.

Listen to the full audio from the Town Hall event at The Virginian Restaurant at The Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, WY. The event was conversational, taking questions from attendees, without prepared speeches or statements, and addressed a wide range of issues important to voters.

Listen and decide for yourself how well Reid Rasner’s views align with your own and if he should win your vote. .

For more information:
Click here ReidRasner.com

We apologize for poor audio quality.  We have done everything possible to improve it but are limited by the acoustics of the venue and background noise.

Spotlight On The BATS Bus
May 2024

You’ve probably seen them around?  Or maybe you’ve noticed the spanking new barn by the Senior Center on W Fetterman St?  The BATS Bus is a little-known gem of a service to Buffalo and surrounding area.   BATS is short for ‘Buffalo Area Transit System’ which perfectly describes the service. 

Need a ride?  BATS Bus is a convenient and affordable option.  Even as far afield as Sheridan and Gillette.  Many people think it’s just for Seniors but it’s for anyone and everyone who wants to get from A to B. 

Find out more.  How to catch a ride, how much it costs, and how it can give a person some valuable independence.   

For more information
wybats.com
Or call 307 684 9551

 

Buffalo City Council Meeting
May 7th, 2024

Call to Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda
Approval of April 16, 2024 Minutes

New Business
Saturdays in the Square, Dusty Hill 1:00
JC Tourism Association, Jody Sauers & Toby Carrig 3:00
Proclamation - Poppy Day May 10 12:00
Proclamation - Mental Health Month May 2024 13:50
Proclamation - Arbor Day May 8 23:20
Resolution #1477 - Resolution determining the amount of taxes to be raised for municipal purposes for the City of Buffalo.  Fiscal yr ending June 30, 2025. 24:40
Federal Project STP-E-P591009 Revised concurrence letter 25:30
Lease Agreement - 149 Stockyard road 26:50
Request to access city water outside city limits - Troy & Michelle Muffet 27:45
WAM Voting Delegate 29:50

Reports
City Attorney, Dennis Kirven  30:50
Building Inspector & Planning Director, Terry Asay 31:00
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 32:15
Public Works Director, Kevin Silbernagel 34:00
Brent Bennett, Nelson Engineering 34:15

Oral/Written Comments 36:25
Cindy Woolston & Kerry Aggen - City Water
Kerry Aggen - Water Meters 

Announcements  41:10
City Budget mtg - May 13@ 1pm
City/County mtg - May 21@ 7 am
City Council mtg - May 21@ 5 pm.
Planning & Zoning Board mtg May 28@ 1 pm
City Comprehensive Plan survey available through May
City Council filing period May 16-31

Approval of Bills 41:45

Adjourn 42:00

County Commissioner Meeting
May 7th, 2024

Call to Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of April 16, 2024 Minutes

General County Business
Forest Service Law Enforcement, Sheriff Odenbach 1:00
County Commissioner Scholarships 3:10
Catering Permits, Jackie Camino 4:00
Problem Gambling Funds, Commissioners 7:15

Vouchers 15:40

Public Comment
JC Tourism Association Jody Sauers, Toby Carrig 16:30
Bob Perry, Kaycee Library Improvement

Adjourn 20:45

 

City of Buffalo
Dept. Head Meeting
May 7th, 2024

Open 0:00
149 Stockyard Road Lease Agreement 0:15
WYDOT 2024 Revised Agreement 1:20
WAM Resolutions 3:50
Bald Mountain Sanitation Lawn Care Agreement 6:00
Major Capital Construction Projects 11:00
- Street Lighting
- Wells Project
- Waste Water Plant / Water Meter Replacement
- Sunset Ave Construction

Department Head Items
Public Works, Kevin Silvernagel 16:45
County Attorney, Dennis Kirven 19:50
Municipal Clerk, Julie Silbernagel 43:30
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 44:50
Planning Director/Building Inspector 51:40

Council Items
Mike Madden, Food Truck Permits 1:01
Mayor Schrader, City Pool

Adjourn 1:04

Saturdays In The Square '24
Who is Playing?
May 2024

There's truly nothing like basking in the warmth of a summer day and temporarily letting go of the world's worries and immersing in the magic of live music.

'Saturdays in the Square', hosted at Crazy Woman Square in Buffalo, has garnered quite a following.  This year, three dates have been scheduled, promising an array of talented musicians hailing all the way from Bozeman to Nashville.

While the events draw folks from out of town, they are primarily for local people to enjoy great live music without having to travel far from home.

Dusty Hill, from Lobban Street Music, the organization behind Saturdays In The Square is always scouting out new bands.   He recently stopped by to unveil who is set to grace the stage this summer.

Find out more about the lineup of musicians, how they are chosen, and what to expect from this year’s Saturdays In The Square.   

Make sure to mark your calendars! Gather your tribe and head to Crazy Woman Square for an unforgettable experience.

Click here for Summer '24 dates and artists

For more information:
Saturdays In The Square
email: lobbanstreetmusic@gmail.com

Property Tax Refund
Do You Qualify?
April 26th 2024

The Property Tax Refund program has been expanded this year to include households with up to 145% percent of the Median Household Income for Johnson County ($107,184). The application period is open until June 3rd, and it’s worth checking if you are now eligible.  

Applications should be made through the Johnson County Treasurer’s Office (not the County Assessor). 

Johnson County Treasurer Carla Bishop explains more about the program, eligibility, and how to apply.

The thresholds and refunds vary county by county.  
In Johnson County you are eligible if:
  - WY resident for 5 years
  - Resident in the property for 9 months of the year
  - Household income below $107,184
  - Assets below $156,900 per adult 
  - Paid 2023 taxes on your home

For more information:  Prpty Tax Refund Flyer

Still unsure if you qualify?  JC Treasurer’s Office is here to help. Call or stop by in person to find out more. 
JC Treasurer Carla Bishop
76 n Main St, Buffalo,  WY 82834
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tel: 307 684 7302
Email: cbishop@johnsoncowy.gov

www.johnsoncountywyoming.org

For online applications click here

 

Pack Like A Pro
Back Country Horse Packing
April 26th 2024

Horse backpacking offers unique advantages for exploring the most secluded and serene areas of Wyoming.  On horseback, you can travel further, stay out longer without sacrificing necessities, and keep the wilderness pristine.   Many riders have come to deeply treasure the experience, perspective, and companionship of extended horseback adventures.  

But horse packing is not as simple as just loading up your gear and heading out on the trail.  Taking time to understand proper techniques not only builds your confidence but also ensures a more enjoyable and less stressful adventure for both horse and rider. 

Whether you are a complete newcomer to horseback packing or have experience there is much to be gained from developing your skills and expertise.   

Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen, a local group, is putting on a free clinic on Sat May 4th that provides hands-on guidance from experienced instructors whatever your level of expertise.

Listen and find out more about the clinic and the local chapter of Back Country Horsemen.

For more information about the clinic:
Horse Packing Flyer-3

For more information about Back Country Horsemen: 
Floyd Roadifer: e froadi1@gmail.com
Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen 
https://www.facebook.com/cpbch.org

Back Country Horsemen of America 

JC Hospital District Board Meeting
April 24th 2024

Approve previous Board meeting minutes 0:00
Approve Consent Agenda 0:45
Chief of Staff Report 1:45
Leadership Reports 7:00
Leadership Development Presentation 20:00
Evaluation Update Discussion 58:30
CEO Report 1:24:00
JCHC Financial Performance 1:38:30
Credentialing 2:04:15
Executive Session 2:08:30

Adjourn

Open House about Richardson Park
Possible Sewer Extension
April 23rd 2024

Handout Richardson Park 4:25:24

Note:  If you received a copy of the handout at the meeting it was missing Page 2.

Richardson Park is comprised of approximately 100 homes.  None are hooked to City sewer or water services.  County Planner Jim Waller is concerned that septic systems are aging out and the small lot sizes severely limit options for replacement.   

One solution could be extending City sewer up to the Richardson Park Subdivision boundary. 

Listen to the Open House hosted jointly by the City and County. The purpose was to explain the key issues and provide a Q&A session for property owners.

For more information:
Jim Waller
Johnson County GIS Manager/County Planner
307-684-1907
e-mail:  jwaller@johnsoncowy.gov

http://www.johnsoncountywyoming.org

Jeff Shelley, County Commissioner 
shelley@johnsoncowy.us
307 684 7272

Scott Madsen, City Council
smadsenbuffalo@gmail.com
307 684 5566

A New Focus for JCSD#1?
What Will Be The Impact?
April 22nd, 2024

JCSD#1 is poised for a transformation if its new draft Strategic Plan is adopted, marking a pivotal shift in the district's culture.

Unlike the decade-old existing plan which heavily emphasized students, the new strategy broadens its focus to incorporate staff development and support.

Strategic plans should serve as an essential tool for aligning all stakeholders—staff, students, parents, and the community —toward shared objectives, effectively acting as a blueprint for success. However, over 90% of organizations fail to implement their plans effectively. 

What will be the implications of these changes of students and staff?  How significant is this shift in direction for everyone involved?   Supt. Auzqui explains and outlines what is needed for it to succeed. 

The Road to Excellence?

Identifying the specific combination of ingredients that lead to higher levels of achievement and performance can be challenging. In February 2024, a group of twelve from JCSD#1 journeyed to schools in Thermopolis, Worland, and Powell to discover quite what it is that has those schools attaining enviable ‘high performing’ status. 

What strategies and practices did they discover that could be implemented or adapted at JCSD#1?
The enthusiasm and energy from the group, comprising school board members, teachers, and administrators, was palpable following their visit.  Could their insights be the key to unlocking new levels of excellence within JCSD#1?

BHS Principal Gib Ostheimer, Dean of Students Chris Cox, Supt. Charles Auzqui,  School Board Trustees Casey Rodriguez & Marcia Goddard, and Kasshan Mathson BHS School Counselor review their visit.  

Camporee 2024
Good News or Bad News?
April 2024

Have you heard about Camporee 2024? If not, you definitely should. From August 5-11th, for the first time, Gillette will host this immense youth camping event at the Camplex, expecting a staggering 60,000 attendees from around the globe.

Camporee will turn the Camplex into a pop-up city populated by young Seventh-Day Adventist Pathfinders aged 10 to 15. Held every five years, Camporee serves as a pivotal experience in the church’s Pathfinder program, which parallels scouting with a religious dimension. These Pathfinders will be setting up camp and purchasing all their necessities locally. 

What about the wider impact? It's not only Gillette that will feel the effects. Surrounding areas, including Buffalo, are also set to experience an influx of Camporee visitors, and Gillette locals seeking a retreat from the influx. 

There are both potential benefits and undeniable challenges that come with the event.  Organizers have been preparing for three years from previous Camporees, especially those held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Consider the logistics needed to support a population more than twice the size of Gillette's usual 38,000 residents. 

Regional Emergency Management Coordinators are bracing for significant local impact. For local businesses, this could mean a surge in customers; however, this could also put a strain on services and infrastructure. 

The timing compounds the impact.  Camporee lands right after Johnson County Fair & Rodeo, coincides with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and all amidst WYDOT's construction projects on roads north and south into Buffalo. 

Emergency Management Coordinators at the forefront of preparing our region discuss how this could impact work and play in Johnson County and point to issues that local businesses and service providers should be preparing.

For more information:
Camporee 2024 https://www.camporee.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maasaimaracamporee2022

Jimmy Cataline
JC Emergency Management Coordinator
26 N DeSmet Ave
Buffalo, WY 82834
Office: (307) 684-2761
Cell: (307) 620-0837

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnsonCoWYEMC

What's Up With The Water?
Buffalo City Water
April 2024

We take for granted that we turn on the tap and have a reliable and plentiful source of potable water on demand.  But have you ever paused to consider what it takes to get it from the source to your glass?

307NetInfo took a ‘deep dive’ into business at the Water Treatment Plant.    Find out where our water comes from, and the journey it takes to get to your house.  What happens to it along the way?  How much is it treated?  Is that enough or too much?    Some people have commented on unpleasant ‘taste and odor’ from time to time.  If it tastes bad, is it bad to drink?   

Find out more in our conversation with City of Buffalo representatives responsible for providing this essential service. 

For More Information:
Environmental Protection Agency 

Wyoming Water Quality Standards

Kevin Silbernagel, City of Buffalo Public Works Director, oversees Buffalo’s water supply. 
You can reach him at:
Email: ksilbernagel@cityofbuffalowy.com
Phone: 307 684 5566

City Hall, 46 N Main St, Buffalo WY 82834

 

Buffalo City Council Meeting
April 16th, 2024

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes April 2, 2024

New Business
WYDOT Main St @024 - City concurrence 1:05
City Comprehensive Plan Survey

Reports
City Attorney, Dennis Kirven (none)
Building Inspector/Planning Director, Terry Asay (none)
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 4:55
Public Works Director 7:45

Oral/Written Comments (none)  8:50

Announcements
Planning & Zoning Board mtg Apr 24 @ 1 pm
Dept Head Meeting May 7 @ 7 am
City/County Meeting May 21 @ 5 pm
City Council Meetings May 7 & 21 @ 5 pm
City Budget Meetings Apr 22, May 6 & 13 @ 1 pm
City Comprehensive Plan survey throughout April

Approval of Bills  9:40

Adjourn 10:00

County Commissioner Meeting
April 16th, 2024

Call to Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of April 2, 2024 Minutes

General County Business
Budget Hearing Resolution #720 1:00
Approve Comprehensive Land Use Plan Contract 4:20
1% Allocations 7:20
Novo Benefits Update 8:20
Resume 1% Allocations 26:00
    i. Prior Year Reversions
    ii. 2024 Allocations

Preliminary Budget Discussion 41:15
    1. Final Bill Pay Date - June 25th
    2.Budget Hearing Schedule
    3. Final Budget Hearing Date
TANF Application Approval 45:30
Cybersecurity Grant Renewal Approval 47:40
Approval 2024 Election Districts
(Precincts/Polling Places) 53:20Approval of Covid-19 Grant Amendment 57:55
North/South Bypass Project 1:01:55

Vouchers 1:16:45

Letters to US Game & Fish opposing Grizzly Bears, opposing grizzly bears Big Horn Nat Forest 1:18:00


Public Comment 1:
Jim Waller - Richardson Park Open Hous 1:19:00

Adjourn 1:20:40
Executive Session - personnel

City County Meeting
April th, 2024

Update for Main St Project 0:00
Interim Legislative Meetings in Buffalo 5:20
4-H Shooting Sports (Building Lease) 6:35 
Round Table 25:50
Richardson Park Public Meeting, Julie Silbernagel
City Comprehensive Plan, Myra Camino
Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings, Shane Schrader
Richardson Park Public Comments, Jeff Shelley 28:30
Affordable Housing, Jerry Spiering  
Extension Office Remarks 30:20
Tourism Board (Jody Sauers) 30:45

Close 33:20

Next Meeting May 21 @ 7:00 am

 

County Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Commissioner Bill Novotny
April 15th, 2024

The last Johnson County Comprehensive Land Use Plan was adopted in 2005.  Much has changed in Johnson County since then, leading County Commissioners to contract a new comprehensive plan.   

Some people are wondering if it’s worth the $100,000+ price tag, others suspect this is a backdoor way of introducing county zoning.

JC County Commission Chairman Bill Novotny discusses the scope and purpose of this new plan and how it will be a valuable resource for local government.   

Land Use Plan Open House
City of Buffalo
June 24th, 2024

City Of Buffalo held an Open House seeking public comment on future land use, zoning, and development.

It was emphasized that any Land Use Plan is advisory and for guidance only.  Wyoming statute prohibits land use plans from becoming mandatory regulation.   

Listen to the introduction that explains the purpose and context of the Land Use Plan, followed by a period of public questions.    

After this, attendees were invited to peruse the maps and presentation materials, ask questions, and provide comments individually.  This part of the meeting is not included in the audio.

You can find the maps and materials referred to here:
City of Buffalo Comprehensive Plan 2007.  See Chapter 11.

CIP GIS Application 

Urban Growth Boundary

Zoning Use Conflicts

For More Information Contact:
City Of Buffalo Planning Director, Terry Asay
City Hall, 45 N Main St, Buffalo ,WY 82834
T: 307 684 5566 Ext 6
E: planningdirector@cityofbuffalowy.com

Buffalo City Council Meeting
June 20th, 2024

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance 0:10
Approval of AgendaApproval of Minutes 
June 4, 2024 – Regular Meeting Minutes

Unfinished Business
Ordinance #1417 - 3rd and Final Rdg.  An ordinance providing an annual appropriation bill for fiscal year ending June 30, 2025 1:10

New Business
- Tim Cahal YMCA Klondike Rush St Closure Request 2:10
- Trap & Skeet Club Lease Agreement 3:30
- Resolution #1479 - A resolution adopting pay scales for the non-law enforcement departments of the Town of the City of Buffalo, Wyoming, and the efficient implementation of the scales. 12:35
- Resolution #1480 A resolution to place ban optional 2% lodging tax proposition on the general election ballot to be held in Johnson County WY on Nov 5, 2024 13:40
- Good Citizenship Award 17:55

Reports
City Attorney, Dennis Kirven 19:50
Building Inspector, Terry Asay 20:00
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 21:30
Public Works Director, Kevin Silbernagel 26:50
Brent Bennett, Sunset St Update 28:10

Oral/Written Comments (none) 29:25                               

Announcements 29:35
City/County mtg –Jun 18 @ 7 a.m.
City Council mtg – Jun 18 @ 5 p.m.
Planning & Zoning Board mtg Jun 25 @ 1 p.m.

Approval of Bills 29:55

Adjourn 30:10

County Commissioner Meeting
June 20th, 2024

Call to Order 0:10
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes May 21, June 4

Jim Gatchell Museum Association Presentation 1:20 (none)
Camporee Update 1:55
Additional comments: Fire Preparation 8:30
Resolution #722 Lodging Tax 11:10 
Catering Permits (Retroactive) 20:50
- Southfork - Pig Wrestling 6/14/24
- Frontier Ironworks Cowboy Bar & Grill 6/8/24
Coal Screening 22:55

Vouchers 26:10

County Attorney Amendment to agreement for boat ramp on Lake De Smet 27:50

Public Comment
Jody Sauers, Kristen De Galard JCTA Camporee concerns 31:00

Announcements 37:45

Adjourn 38:00

City County Meeting
June 20th, 2024

Open 
JoCo First 0:10
Criminal Justice Center MOU 24:20
Bomber Mountain 34:10
Special Purpose Tax 34:30
Public Comment (none) 42:50
Jeff Shelley - City Pool  42:55

Announcements:
Joint Appropriations Cttee Meeting July 19th, 2024 @ 6:00 pm 

Next meeting July 16th 2024 @ 7:00 am 

Putting Johnson County On The Map
Johnson County Tourism Association
June 2024

As Memorial Day rolls around, tourists and visitors begin to flood our beautiful community. But how do they discover this hidden gem, and what convinces them to make Johnson County a key part of their vacation plans?

The Johnson County Tourist Association (JCTA) is dedicated to promoting our county to tourists and visitors. It’s been a big year for the Association, having taken on two full-time employees and a range of different projects. It’s unlikely that people here will see much of their efforts, as they are intended to reach an entirely different audience. However, their role is crucial, as tourism is a significant contributor to our local economy.

JCTA Board Member Brian Whitlock and Marketing Director Toby Carrig take us on a journey through the JCTA's vital work, exploring what makes Johnson County so enticing to visitors. What kind of tourists are we attracting, and what activities do they seek? How can we develop and grow this important cornerstone of our local economy, especially during the so-called “off-season?”

Who is footing the bill for the JCTA activities?  Their budget is around $250,000 annually.  Where does that money come from? 

You may have heard about a proposed increase in lodging tax from 5% to 7%. JCTA is leading this raise. What is it, why is it being proposed, and who will pay it?   
Remember to check out JCTA’s new website, visitbuffalowy.com, a comprehensive guide to attractions and events in Johnson County.

If you're involved in serving tourists, JCTA might be able to support you with promotion or employee training.  
Contact Toby Carrig
t  307-689-7068
e toby.jctawy@gmail.com

To find out more about Camporee mentioned in the conversation click here

 

Cemetery District Board Meeting
June 11th, 2024

Open 0:10
Public Comment (None)
Approve Agenda 40:10
Approve Vouchers 55:10
Approve Previous Meeting Minutes 1:25

Finance Report 4:20

Sexton Report 14:45
- Kaycee Update
- Willow Grove Update
- Memorial Day
- Irrigation System Update 
- Summer Staffing 
- Cremation Garden Update (paused and resumed 44:25

New Business
Bookkeeping Contract Update 33:15
Cemetery Hay Contractor 34:45

Rolling Agenda Items (None)
Executive Session (None)

Adjourn 49:20

Next Meeting 
Tuesday July 9th, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
Willow Grove Cemetery Office 

WYDOT Public Update Meeting
Buffalo Main St Improvement Project
June 11th, 2024

WYDOT's Public Update Meetings

For the next two construction seasons (2024 and 2025), Buffalo will experience high-impact road improvement from the north to the south ends of town. 

WYDOT will hold public updates during the construction seasons, highlighting project areas, details of the construction work, and advisories. 307NetInfo will publish audio recordings of all these meetings to keep you updated.   

Check out our dedicated page, the most comprehensive spot for all aspects of the project, including the very latest updates & advisories.
click here Buffalo Main St Project 
Stay informed!  Bookmark the page and sign up for email notifications!


During this short meeting, WYDOT provided updates for construction at
- south end of Buffalo
- Intersection of Hart St and Main St 
- South Bypass near Buckingham Lumber


Are You Looking for Work?

If you are over 18 and hold a Wyoming Driver's License, apply by calling 307 272 2387
Flaggers make $22 per hour.  

JCSD#1 Board Meeting
June 10th, 2024

Not Recorded
Regular Session
Pledge of Allegiance
New Agenda Item
Roll Call

Public Comment 2:40
Zach Davis
Kim Davis
Bill Joy

Additions/Accept Agenda 15:40

General Reports 17:10
District Level Reports
Principal Reports 19:10
Superintendent Reports 30:10
Director Reports 30:40
Rec Board Report 40:30
BOCES Report 44:30
BOCHES Report 44:50

Consent Agenda 45:10
Minutes
Warrants
Employment
Coaching/Activity Sponsor Renewal
Procurement Acknowledgement 55:00

Action Items
Policy Revision - second reading 1:24:10
Transportation Mechanic's Truck 1:31:40
ESSER III 1:33:40
Updated Superintendent Contract 1:37:10
Kaycee High School - exchange students 1:39:40
New 24-29 JCSD#1 Strategic Plan 1:41:55
24-25 JCSD#1 Initiative 1:43:10

Other Business
From the Board 1:45:00
Summer Retreat/BBQ w/ Sheridan 1,2,3 1:45:55
District Policies Summer Approval 1:51:20
July Work Session 1:54:40
July Board Meeting

Executive Session 1:56:40
Personnel & Legal W.S. 16-4-405-(a)(ii)(iii)

Next Board Meeting
Mon July 8th, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
JCSD#1 Admin Building, Buffalo

Rural Healthcare District Board Meeting
June 10th, 2024

Open 0:00
Approve Agenda 0:15
Approve Minutes
Approve Treasurer’s Report 1:50

Buffalo Director’s Report 8:00
Kaycee Director’s Report 16:25

Old Business
New Building 21:45
Budget Fiscal Year 24-25- Approve Final Budget 26:20

Call for Old Business
QuickMed Invoice Question 31:25

New Business
Audit Fiscal Year 2023-2024 35:00

Call for New Business (none) 

Public Comment (none) 38:20

Review Vouchers 38:45

Executive Session - Personnel  39:10
(No action taken)

Adjourn

Next Regular Board Meeting
July 8, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
JC Planning Office, Buffalo

Buffalo City Council Meeting
June 4th, 2024

Call to Order 0:10
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes - May 21, 2024 Reg. Meeting Minutes

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 1:20
Ordinance #1417, 2nd Rdg -An ordinance providing an annual appropriation bill for fiscal year ending June 2025

NEW BUSINESS
- 5/21 Council absence – Councilman Madsen 1:45
Trap & Skeet Club/4-H Shooting Sports, Jim Dawson
request to place building on city property 2:10
- Pool Concessionaire Agreement 26:10
- Regina Kottke, Ceci Lane  repair/drainage issues 26:40
- Resolution #1478 – A resolution to amend the personnel     policy of the City of Buffalo 26:55
- Mayor’s Appointment 27:55
   Robert Fox, Buffalo-Johnson Recycling Center JPB 

REPORTS
City Attorney, Dennis Kirven 28:25
Building Inspector/Planning Director, Terry Asay 28:55
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 29:30
Public Works Director, Kevin Silbernagel 32:25
Brent Bennett 34:10

ORAL/WRITTEN COMMENTS   
Chamber of Commerce Update, Amber Eggers 35:20
  
     
ANNOUNCEMENTS 42:40
City/County mtg –Jun 18 @ 7 a.m.
City Council mtg – Jun 18 @ 5 p.m.
Planning & Zoning Board mtg Jun 25 @ 1 p.m.
WAM Convention Jun 5 – 7 – Pinedale
Outdoor Pool opens Jun 8

APPROVAL OF BILLS 43:10

ADJOURN 

County Commissioner Meeting
June 4th, 2024

Call to Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes May 21, 2024

General County Business
- MOU Federal Land Access Program (FLAP)  0:30
- Comments on Lake De Smet camp areas
- National Old Growth Amendment US Forest Service 15:30
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Allocations  18:55
- Eagle View Contract for Aerial Mapping 21:35

Vouchers 30:40

Public Comment
JCTA Lodging Tax Increase, Jody Sauers 32:45
New Commissioners Assistant - Kristen Kenyon 35:30
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Amber Eggers 35:55
St Francis Animal Shelter, Laura Ulrich 41:55
Request for audibility,  Gerry Spiering 43:30

Adjourn 46:00

City of Buffalo
Dept Head Meeting
June 4th, 2024

Open 0:10
Buffalo Community Ice Rink 0:25
City Pool Lifeguards 41:30
Recreation Board Funding Update 50:20
Trap & Skeet Building 54:40
Criminal Justice Center MOU 58:40
Pool Concessionaire Agreement 1:04:35
Major Capital Construction Projects Update 1:06:10

Department Head Items
Legal 1:17:00
Clerk 1:19:50
Police Chief 1:22:35
Building Inspector/Planning Director 1:23:55

Board Liaison & Council Updates
Councilor Madsen 1:25:40
Vice-Mayor John Camino 1:20:30
CouncilwomanCamino 1:32:15
City Clerk 1:33:20

Close 1:36:05

Next Dept Head Meeting
Tues July 2. 2024 @ 7 am

WYDOT Public Meeting
Main St Project Update
May 29th, 2024

Phase 1 of this extensive project begins next week. WYDOT held a brief public meeting outlining project updates and what to expect.   

Right now, we are inputting up-to-date information, but watch out for 307NetInfo's dedicated webpage for the construction project, including important updates and notices coming very soon!

For an overview of the project click here

For any questions or to subscribe to WYDOTs email notification list contact:

Laura Dalles at WYDOT
Public Relations Specialist
(e) laura.dalles@wyo.gov
(t) 307 435 6604

 

Buffalo City Council Meeting
May 21st, 2024

Call To Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda 0:30
Approval of Minutes - 
May 7, 2024 Regular Meeting Minutes

New Business
Mural Repair Contract 1:00
Ordinance #1416 – 1st Rdg -An ordinance providing an annual appropriation bill for annual
appropriation for fiscal year ending June 30, 2025.
Longmire Days Requests 5:10
Street Closure – E Fetterman from Main to Lobban 7 a.m. July 19 through 6 p.m. July 21
Street Closure – Angus from Wester to Burritt July 19 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Parade – July 20 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Western to Angus, Angus to Main, Main to Fort, Fort to BMCC parking lot
Designated Open Container - Sports Field Complex July 20 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Designated Open Container July 18-21 from 10 am-11 pm

Main Street Downtown
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 8:00
Kerry Aggen – Water meter replacement project 8:55

Reports
City Attorney, Dennis Kirven 15:30
Building Inspector, Terry Asay 15:40
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 16:00
Public Works Director, Kevin Silbernagel 16:15
Brent Bennett 18:00

Oral/Written Comments 18:15

Announcements  19:55    
Planning & Zoning Board mtg May 28 @ 1 pm
Dept Head mtg  - Jun 4 @ 7 a.m.
City/County mtg –Jun 18 @ 7 a.m.
City Council mtgs – Jun 4 & 18 @ 5 p.m.
City Comprehensive Plan survey available through May
City Council filing period May 16 – 31
City offices closed May 27 – Memorial Day

 Approval of Bills 24:00

Adjourn 25:25

County Commissioner Meeting
May 21st, 2024

Call to Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval May 7, 2024 Minutes

General County Business
Kaycee Library Update 1:00
Lodging Tax Request 25:30
Catering Permits 39:45
Chris LeDoux Days Requests 40:40
Public Health Contracts 42:45

Vouchers 57:15

Public Comment 58:25
- Bob Perry, Airport Board

Adjourn 59:30

 

 

Challenges for JCSD#1?
May 2024

Governor Gordon vetoed legislation to eliminate gun-free zones in most public places, including schools, across the state in March this year. Although shot down for now, it’s widely expected to be just a matter of time before it is presented again and passed into statute. This issue evokes strong reactions and is a far more complicated topic than many people realize. Supt. Auzqui addresses some of the challenges and the District's next action. 

At the end of any school year, staff turnover is anticipated. But with teaching experiencing a nationwide decline in new teachers entering the profession combined with an upswing in the number of teachers leaving the profession, how is CSD#1 faring in attracting and keeping staff? 

For more information about recent resignations, click here

As federal Covid-related funding ends, Superintendent Auzqui explains how the money JCSD#1 received was spent.  What impact did it have?  How much will the district feel the pinch? 

Cemetery District Board Meeting
May 14th, 2024

Open 0:10
Public Comment (none)
Approve Agenda 0:25
Approve Vouchers 1:50
Approve Previous Meeting Minutes 2:40

Finance Report 3:20

Sexton Report  15:20

Old Business 28:40
- Wall Repair

New Business 28:50
- Columbarium discussion

Preliminary Budget Approval 45:40

Executive Session 1:53:40
Personnel Discussion

Adjourn 

JCSD#1 Board Meeting
May 13th, 2024

1. Regular Session
Pledge of Allegiance 0:10
Roll Call
Public Comment 1:40
BHS Gallery Presentation 1:50
Teacher of the Year 4:10
Whitney Foundation 6:10
Additions/Accept Agenda 14:40

2. General Reports
District Level Reports - Preliminary Budget 15:10
Principal Reports 34:40
Superintendent Reports 55:10
Director Reports  56:40
Rec Board Report 1:08:50
BOCES Report 1:09:40
BOCHES Report 1:10:40

3. Consent Agenda 1:11:2
Minutes
Warrants
Employment
Classified Staff Renewal

4. Action Items
Preliminary Budget - Approved 0:10
Salary Recommendations - Approved 1:2
Policy Revision - second reading 5:35     
Policy Revision - first reading  7:40
Communication Plan  10:50
Access Control 37:30   

5. Other Business
From the Board 47:50
Graduation Dates Reminder 52:50
Initiative 49:20    
Repealing Gun Free Zones 55:00
ESSER III 1:00:40. 
June Work Session 1:02:20
June Board Meeting 1:03:30

6. Executive Session 1:03:45
Personnel & Legal W.S. 16-4-405-(a)(ii)(iii)

Adjourn

Rural Healthcare District Board Meeting
May 13th, 2024

Open 0:15
Approve Agenda 0:20
Jake Wright, New Building 0:40
View & Approve Minutes General Meeting 24:45
View & Approve Treasurer’s Report 25:15

Buffalo Director’s Report 28:50
- Sheridan Memorial Hospital: Inter-facility Transfer Agreement
- AirMethods reimbursement for airport transports

Kaycee Director’s Report 1:09:20
- On-Call Pay Rate
- Kaycee Payroll Budget

Old Business
Budget Fiscal Yr 2425 Approve Preliminary Budget 1:

New Business (none)1:42:10 

Public Comment (none) 1:42:15

Review Vouchers 1:42:30
Adjourn 2:03:20

Police Chief addresses concerns about illegal immigrants
May 11th, 2024

 

On May 8th, 2024 at the regular meeting of City of Buffalo Department Heads, Police Chief Sean Bissett addressed public concern arising from incidents involving police earlier in the month.

Listen to Chief Bissett’s detailed report and explanation of events made at the meeting. 

This meeting of City Department Heads and City Council is held monthly on first Tuesday of the month 7:00 am at City Hall. 

Reid Rasner for US Senate
Town Hall
May 11th, 2024

Reid Rasner is challenging incumbent John Barrasso for his Senate seat in Washington, DC, arguing that Senator Barrasso has failed to protect or champion Wyoming’s interests effectively. Since announcing his candidacy in August 2023, Rasner has been rallying support across the state.

A self-proclaimed "disruptor," Rasner is a businessman from Casper with limited political experience. He believes his fresh ideas and perspectives resonate with Wyoming voters and promises to be a formidable challenger to the status quo.

Listen to the full audio from the Town Hall event at The Virginian Restaurant at The Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, WY. The event was conversational, taking questions from attendees, without prepared speeches or statements, and addressed a wide range of issues important to voters.

Listen and decide for yourself how well Reid Rasner’s views align with your own and if he should win your vote. .

For more information:
Click here ReidRasner.com

We apologize for poor audio quality.  We have done everything possible to improve it but are limited by the acoustics of the venue and background noise.

Spotlight On The BATS Bus
May 2024

You’ve probably seen them around?  Or maybe you’ve noticed the spanking new barn by the Senior Center on W Fetterman St?  The BATS Bus is a little-known gem of a service to Buffalo and surrounding area.   BATS is short for ‘Buffalo Area Transit System’ which perfectly describes the service. 

Need a ride?  BATS Bus is a convenient and affordable option.  Even as far afield as Sheridan and Gillette.  Many people think it’s just for Seniors but it’s for anyone and everyone who wants to get from A to B. 

Find out more.  How to catch a ride, how much it costs, and how it can give a person some valuable independence.   

For more information
wybats.com
Or call 307 684 9551

 

Buffalo City Council Meeting
May 7th, 2024

Call to Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda
Approval of April 16, 2024 Minutes

New Business
Saturdays in the Square, Dusty Hill 1:00
JC Tourism Association, Jody Sauers & Toby Carrig 3:00
Proclamation - Poppy Day May 10 12:00
Proclamation - Mental Health Month May 2024 13:50
Proclamation - Arbor Day May 8 23:20
Resolution #1477 - Resolution determining the amount of taxes to be raised for municipal purposes for the City of Buffalo.  Fiscal yr ending June 30, 2025. 24:40
Federal Project STP-E-P591009 Revised concurrence letter 25:30
Lease Agreement - 149 Stockyard road 26:50
Request to access city water outside city limits - Troy & Michelle Muffet 27:45
WAM Voting Delegate 29:50

Reports
City Attorney, Dennis Kirven  30:50
Building Inspector & Planning Director, Terry Asay 31:00
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 32:15
Public Works Director, Kevin Silbernagel 34:00
Brent Bennett, Nelson Engineering 34:15

Oral/Written Comments 36:25
Cindy Woolston & Kerry Aggen - City Water
Kerry Aggen - Water Meters 

Announcements  41:10
City Budget mtg - May 13@ 1pm
City/County mtg - May 21@ 7 am
City Council mtg - May 21@ 5 pm.
Planning & Zoning Board mtg May 28@ 1 pm
City Comprehensive Plan survey available through May
City Council filing period May 16-31

Approval of Bills 41:45

Adjourn 42:00

County Commissioner Meeting
May 7th, 2024

Call to Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of April 16, 2024 Minutes

General County Business
Forest Service Law Enforcement, Sheriff Odenbach 1:00
County Commissioner Scholarships 3:10
Catering Permits, Jackie Camino 4:00
Problem Gambling Funds, Commissioners 7:15

Vouchers 15:40

Public Comment
JC Tourism Association Jody Sauers, Toby Carrig 16:30
Bob Perry, Kaycee Library Improvement

Adjourn 20:45

 

City of Buffalo
Dept. Head Meeting
May 7th, 2024

Open 0:00
149 Stockyard Road Lease Agreement 0:15
WYDOT 2024 Revised Agreement 1:20
WAM Resolutions 3:50
Bald Mountain Sanitation Lawn Care Agreement 6:00
Major Capital Construction Projects 11:00
- Street Lighting
- Wells Project
- Waste Water Plant / Water Meter Replacement
- Sunset Ave Construction

Department Head Items
Public Works, Kevin Silvernagel 16:45
County Attorney, Dennis Kirven 19:50
Municipal Clerk, Julie Silbernagel 43:30
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 44:50
Planning Director/Building Inspector 51:40

Council Items
Mike Madden, Food Truck Permits 1:01
Mayor Schrader, City Pool

Adjourn 1:04

Saturdays In The Square '24
Who is Playing?
May 2024

There's truly nothing like basking in the warmth of a summer day and temporarily letting go of the world's worries and immersing in the magic of live music.

'Saturdays in the Square', hosted at Crazy Woman Square in Buffalo, has garnered quite a following.  This year, three dates have been scheduled, promising an array of talented musicians hailing all the way from Bozeman to Nashville.

While the events draw folks from out of town, they are primarily for local people to enjoy great live music without having to travel far from home.

Dusty Hill, from Lobban Street Music, the organization behind Saturdays In The Square is always scouting out new bands.   He recently stopped by to unveil who is set to grace the stage this summer.

Find out more about the lineup of musicians, how they are chosen, and what to expect from this year’s Saturdays In The Square.   

Make sure to mark your calendars! Gather your tribe and head to Crazy Woman Square for an unforgettable experience.

Click here for Summer '24 dates and artists

For more information:
Saturdays In The Square
email: lobbanstreetmusic@gmail.com

Property Tax Refund
Do You Qualify?
April 26th 2024

The Property Tax Refund program has been expanded this year to include households with up to 145% percent of the Median Household Income for Johnson County ($107,184). The application period is open until June 3rd, and it’s worth checking if you are now eligible.  

Applications should be made through the Johnson County Treasurer’s Office (not the County Assessor). 

Johnson County Treasurer Carla Bishop explains more about the program, eligibility, and how to apply.

The thresholds and refunds vary county by county.  
In Johnson County you are eligible if:
  - WY resident for 5 years
  - Resident in the property for 9 months of the year
  - Household income below $107,184
  - Assets below $156,900 per adult 
  - Paid 2023 taxes on your home

For more information:  Prpty Tax Refund Flyer

Still unsure if you qualify?  JC Treasurer’s Office is here to help. Call or stop by in person to find out more. 
JC Treasurer Carla Bishop
76 n Main St, Buffalo,  WY 82834
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tel: 307 684 7302
Email: cbishop@johnsoncowy.gov

www.johnsoncountywyoming.org

For online applications click here

 

Pack Like A Pro
Back Country Horse Packing
April 26th 2024

Horse backpacking offers unique advantages for exploring the most secluded and serene areas of Wyoming.  On horseback, you can travel further, stay out longer without sacrificing necessities, and keep the wilderness pristine.   Many riders have come to deeply treasure the experience, perspective, and companionship of extended horseback adventures.  

But horse packing is not as simple as just loading up your gear and heading out on the trail.  Taking time to understand proper techniques not only builds your confidence but also ensures a more enjoyable and less stressful adventure for both horse and rider. 

Whether you are a complete newcomer to horseback packing or have experience there is much to be gained from developing your skills and expertise.   

Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen, a local group, is putting on a free clinic on Sat May 4th that provides hands-on guidance from experienced instructors whatever your level of expertise.

Listen and find out more about the clinic and the local chapter of Back Country Horsemen.

For more information about the clinic:
Horse Packing Flyer-3

For more information about Back Country Horsemen: 
Floyd Roadifer: e froadi1@gmail.com
Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen 
https://www.facebook.com/cpbch.org

Back Country Horsemen of America 

JC Hospital District Board Meeting
April 24th 2024

Approve previous Board meeting minutes 0:00
Approve Consent Agenda 0:45
Chief of Staff Report 1:45
Leadership Reports 7:00
Leadership Development Presentation 20:00
Evaluation Update Discussion 58:30
CEO Report 1:24:00
JCHC Financial Performance 1:38:30
Credentialing 2:04:15
Executive Session 2:08:30

Adjourn

Open House about Richardson Park
Possible Sewer Extension
April 23rd 2024

Handout Richardson Park 4:25:24

Note:  If you received a copy of the handout at the meeting it was missing Page 2.

Richardson Park is comprised of approximately 100 homes.  None are hooked to City sewer or water services.  County Planner Jim Waller is concerned that septic systems are aging out and the small lot sizes severely limit options for replacement.   

One solution could be extending City sewer up to the Richardson Park Subdivision boundary. 

Listen to the Open House hosted jointly by the City and County. The purpose was to explain the key issues and provide a Q&A session for property owners.

For more information:
Jim Waller
Johnson County GIS Manager/County Planner
307-684-1907
e-mail:  jwaller@johnsoncowy.gov

http://www.johnsoncountywyoming.org

Jeff Shelley, County Commissioner 
shelley@johnsoncowy.us
307 684 7272

Scott Madsen, City Council
smadsenbuffalo@gmail.com
307 684 5566

A New Focus for JCSD#1?
What Will Be The Impact?
April 22nd, 2024

JCSD#1 is poised for a transformation if its new draft Strategic Plan is adopted, marking a pivotal shift in the district's culture.

Unlike the decade-old existing plan which heavily emphasized students, the new strategy broadens its focus to incorporate staff development and support.

Strategic plans should serve as an essential tool for aligning all stakeholders—staff, students, parents, and the community —toward shared objectives, effectively acting as a blueprint for success. However, over 90% of organizations fail to implement their plans effectively. 

What will be the implications of these changes of students and staff?  How significant is this shift in direction for everyone involved?   Supt. Auzqui explains and outlines what is needed for it to succeed. 

The Road to Excellence?

Identifying the specific combination of ingredients that lead to higher levels of achievement and performance can be challenging. In February 2024, a group of twelve from JCSD#1 journeyed to schools in Thermopolis, Worland, and Powell to discover quite what it is that has those schools attaining enviable ‘high performing’ status. 

What strategies and practices did they discover that could be implemented or adapted at JCSD#1?
The enthusiasm and energy from the group, comprising school board members, teachers, and administrators, was palpable following their visit.  Could their insights be the key to unlocking new levels of excellence within JCSD#1?

BHS Principal Gib Ostheimer, Dean of Students Chris Cox, Supt. Charles Auzqui,  School Board Trustees Casey Rodriguez & Marcia Goddard, and Kasshan Mathson BHS School Counselor review their visit.  

Camporee 2024
Good News or Bad News?
April 2024

Have you heard about Camporee 2024? If not, you definitely should. From August 5-11th, for the first time, Gillette will host this immense youth camping event at the Camplex, expecting a staggering 60,000 attendees from around the globe.

Camporee will turn the Camplex into a pop-up city populated by young Seventh-Day Adventist Pathfinders aged 10 to 15. Held every five years, Camporee serves as a pivotal experience in the church’s Pathfinder program, which parallels scouting with a religious dimension. These Pathfinders will be setting up camp and purchasing all their necessities locally. 

What about the wider impact? It's not only Gillette that will feel the effects. Surrounding areas, including Buffalo, are also set to experience an influx of Camporee visitors, and Gillette locals seeking a retreat from the influx. 

There are both potential benefits and undeniable challenges that come with the event.  Organizers have been preparing for three years from previous Camporees, especially those held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Consider the logistics needed to support a population more than twice the size of Gillette's usual 38,000 residents. 

Regional Emergency Management Coordinators are bracing for significant local impact. For local businesses, this could mean a surge in customers; however, this could also put a strain on services and infrastructure. 

The timing compounds the impact.  Camporee lands right after Johnson County Fair & Rodeo, coincides with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and all amidst WYDOT's construction projects on roads north and south into Buffalo. 

Emergency Management Coordinators at the forefront of preparing our region discuss how this could impact work and play in Johnson County and point to issues that local businesses and service providers should be preparing.

For more information:
Camporee 2024 https://www.camporee.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maasaimaracamporee2022

Jimmy Cataline
JC Emergency Management Coordinator
26 N DeSmet Ave
Buffalo, WY 82834
Office: (307) 684-2761
Cell: (307) 620-0837

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnsonCoWYEMC

What's Up With The Water?
Buffalo City Water
April 2024

We take for granted that we turn on the tap and have a reliable and plentiful source of potable water on demand.  But have you ever paused to consider what it takes to get it from the source to your glass?

307NetInfo took a ‘deep dive’ into business at the Water Treatment Plant.    Find out where our water comes from, and the journey it takes to get to your house.  What happens to it along the way?  How much is it treated?  Is that enough or too much?    Some people have commented on unpleasant ‘taste and odor’ from time to time.  If it tastes bad, is it bad to drink?   

Find out more in our conversation with City of Buffalo representatives responsible for providing this essential service. 

For More Information:
Environmental Protection Agency 

Wyoming Water Quality Standards

Kevin Silbernagel, City of Buffalo Public Works Director, oversees Buffalo’s water supply. 
You can reach him at:
Email: ksilbernagel@cityofbuffalowy.com
Phone: 307 684 5566

City Hall, 46 N Main St, Buffalo WY 82834

 

Buffalo City Council Meeting
April 16th, 2024

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes April 2, 2024

New Business
WYDOT Main St @024 - City concurrence 1:05
City Comprehensive Plan Survey

Reports
City Attorney, Dennis Kirven (none)
Building Inspector/Planning Director, Terry Asay (none)
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 4:55
Public Works Director 7:45

Oral/Written Comments (none)  8:50

Announcements
Planning & Zoning Board mtg Apr 24 @ 1 pm
Dept Head Meeting May 7 @ 7 am
City/County Meeting May 21 @ 5 pm
City Council Meetings May 7 & 21 @ 5 pm
City Budget Meetings Apr 22, May 6 & 13 @ 1 pm
City Comprehensive Plan survey throughout April

Approval of Bills  9:40

Adjourn 10:00

County Commissioner Meeting
April 16th, 2024

Call to Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of April 2, 2024 Minutes

General County Business
Budget Hearing Resolution #720 1:00
Approve Comprehensive Land Use Plan Contract 4:20
1% Allocations 7:20
Novo Benefits Update 8:20
Resume 1% Allocations 26:00
    i. Prior Year Reversions
    ii. 2024 Allocations

Preliminary Budget Discussion 41:15
    1. Final Bill Pay Date - June 25th
    2.Budget Hearing Schedule
    3. Final Budget Hearing Date
TANF Application Approval 45:30
Cybersecurity Grant Renewal Approval 47:40
Approval 2024 Election Districts
(Precincts/Polling Places) 53:20Approval of Covid-19 Grant Amendment 57:55
North/South Bypass Project 1:01:55

Vouchers 1:16:45

Letters to US Game & Fish opposing Grizzly Bears, opposing grizzly bears Big Horn Nat Forest 1:18:00


Public Comment 1:
Jim Waller - Richardson Park Open Hous 1:19:00

Adjourn 1:20:40
Executive Session - personnel

City County Meeting
April th, 2024

Update for Main St Project 0:00
Interim Legislative Meetings in Buffalo 5:20
4-H Shooting Sports (Building Lease) 6:35 
Round Table 25:50
Richardson Park Public Meeting, Julie Silbernagel
City Comprehensive Plan, Myra Camino
Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings, Shane Schrader
Richardson Park Public Comments, Jeff Shelley 28:30
Affordable Housing, Jerry Spiering  
Extension Office Remarks 30:20
Tourism Board (Jody Sauers) 30:45

Close 33:20

Next Meeting May 21 @ 7:00 am

 

County Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Commissioner Bill Novotny
April 15th, 2024

The last Johnson County Comprehensive Land Use Plan was adopted in 2005.  Much has changed in Johnson County since then, leading County Commissioners to contract a new comprehensive plan.   

Some people are wondering if it’s worth the $100,000+ price tag, others suspect this is a backdoor way of introducing county zoning.

JC County Commission Chairman Bill Novotny discusses the scope and purpose of this new plan and how it will be a valuable resource for local government.