Commissioners review proposed P&Z ordinance

County officials spent all day Tuesday reviewing and discussing the proposed Bingham County Zoning Ordinance.
The officials taking part in this discussion were Bingham County Commissioners Cleone Jolley, Ladd Carter and Whitney Manwaring, Planning & Zoning Administrator Allen Jensen, Bingham County Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mark Cornelison, Planning & Zoning (P&Z) staff and P&Z commissioners.
The review of the ordinance was completed by 4:30 p.m.
During the morning session, definitions were reviewed. For example, Carter questioned why there would be requirements for a shared driveway.
"If it's a private drive on private property, why would there be requirements in the proposed ordinance?" Carter asked.
After some discussion, the entire section was eliminated.
To be consistent, the term "Board" refers to the County Commissioners, as in Board of County Commissioners.
When the term "Commission" is used, it refers to the P&Z commissioners.
The P&Z staff will make sure the terms are consistent when used in the document.
No date has yet been set for a public hearing on this proposed ordinance, said Jolley.
"We are waiting for a to see a clean copy of our work," Jolley said. "We are waiting for it be printed up so we can see if it's really what we want it to say."
At least one public hearing will take place after the county commissioners vote on the proposed ordinance.