Kane County Commission denies zone changes

Updated: Jan 7

The Kane County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, December 14, at 10 a.m., at the Kane County Courthouse.

The commission approved the consent agenda and minutes from the previous meeting on November 23, before entering into the regular session.

The commission approved redistricting school districts and voting precinct maps.

The commission entered into a public hearing regarding the adoption of the 2022 budget. Karla Johnson, as budget officer, went over the budget in detail. The commission did not take action on the approval of the budget during the meeting.

The commission denied a proposed zone change from Residential 1/2 to Residential 1 for a lot in the Ponderosa Villa subdivision. The decision was in accordance with a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission in response to concerns from neighbors about the additional uses permitted in Residential 1 zones.

The commission denied a proposed zone change from Agricultural to Commercial 1 for an RV and tiny home park on Antelope Trail. The denial was in accordance with the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission, and numerous residents had voiced opposition to the proposed change.

The commission opened bidding for the Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection (NRCS EWP) project and put a bid bond in place with Progressive Contracting. The project will be budgeted and approved with the rest of the 2022 budget at the next meeting on December 28.

An agenda item addressing an administrative permitting process letter for the Wave was tabled for future discussion.

The commission approved a letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding concerns about grazing allotments within the boundaries of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in light of Presidential Proclamation 10286, which was issued by President Biden on October 8. The proclamation restored the monument to its pre-2017 size and included language restricting grazing.

The commission approved a transfer of funds to Sub for Santa, a charity that provides Christmas gifts to children, the elderly and the disabled.

The commission approved a schedule of meetings for the coming year. The meetings will continue to be held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, but the starting time will be changed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are plans to set up live-streaming of meetings to enable remote participation, and the commission approved a contract with Municode for meeting and agenda software.

The commission approved a resolution authorizing the execution of an annually renewable master lease agreement between the county and the Municipal Building Authority.

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