Plans are underway to host a pair of special meetings shortly after the New Year to gather input from the public on possible changes to Article 5 of Yankton County’s zoning ordinance which regulates livestock production agriculture.
Commission Chair Cheri Loest says the choice to wait until next year for the meetings was based on the need to have the board reorganized with new Commissioner Wanda Howey-Fox onboard.
Loest says a number of potential changes will be looked at including what size lots are allowed in areas zoned for agriculture.
Loest says the public’s input will be an important part of whatever changes, if any, are made.
Loest says it is possible that the county commission will add additional public meetings beyond the two planned for January on potential Article 5 changes.