Zoning Task Force

The large number of variances to county zoning ordinances that are being considered by the Yankton County Commission has led to the creation of a task force to examine the issue.

Often the variance applications involve the size of storage buildings and Planning & Zoning Administrator Pat Garrity says the structures that are in use today tend to be larger than they were when the ordinance was written more than ten years ago.

Garrity says the number of variance applications that come before the commission shows that the ordinance needs to be examined and possibly re-written.

Garrity says he would like to see the new task force begin its’ work immediately.