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(1) mile Jurisdiction

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Wyoming Planning Association Members Forum Topic Request
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Name: Kate Grimes
Email: zoningtop@wyoming.com
Comments: A controversial zone change was recently approved in the County within the 1-radius of Town limits, which sparked a legal question by the Town Council whether their jurisdiction extended past the traditional 1-mile radius, as the Town`s population will exceed 2000 this year and suggested by:
W.S. 18-5-101 through 18-5-107, the word "unincorporated" means situated outside of cities and towns and when used with "territory" or "areas" it means territory or areas which are one (1) mile from the limits of a town or city having a population of two thousand (2,000) or less, two (2) miles from the limits of a town or city having a population between two thousand (2,000) and three thousand (3,000) and three (3) miles from the limits of a town or city having a population of three thousand (3,000) or over.”

The Council requested 2 different legal opinions. According to one the statute is vague but indicates the County may not have jurisdiction, but doesn`t expressly give it to the Town, with the issue being there is a 2 mile gap with no jurisdiction. It is being referred to the State Attorney General for an opinion.

Has your community confronted this issue, and if so what was the result?

Do you have specific ordinances or memorandum of agreement b/w the city/county to address the radius? How well or not does it work?

Also the Town released the legal opinions to the public so if you are interested email me and I will forward them.
Thanks for the input.

Severability of wind rights from surface rights

Name: Donald Threewitt
Email: d3witt@msn.com
Comments: Severability of wind rights from surface rights will be coming up in the next legislative session. There are obviously multiple implications of this on wind development, HBU, condemnation, taxation, local land use, etc. What are your main concerns regarding potential segregated ownership?

Private Cemetery

Name: Trish Chavis
Email: tchavis@natronacounty-wy.gov
Comments: I have received a request from a gentleman who has a 35 acre parcel of land and wants to bury his 8 yr old son on a portion.

According to subdivision exemptions he could create a cemetery lot but under State Statute 35-8-101 it says it needs to be platted and dedicated to the public and shall be the property of the County in which the Cemetery is situated.

Does anyone know how to create a "private" cemetery or where to find regs?

Cluster Subdivisions

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Wyoming Planning Association Members Forum Topic Request
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Name: Megan Lehman
Email: MBL08@ccgov.net
Comments: Cluster Subdivisions - Has anybody enacted the cluster design process in their subdivision regulations? Has anyone processes a cluster subdivision?

leases with regard to subdivision regulations where portions of a property under 35-acres are leased?

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Wyoming Planning Association Members Forum Topic Request
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Name: Rob Yingling
Email: jcplanner@vcn.com
Comments: W.S. 18-5-302 defines subdivision as the creation or division of a lot...for the immediate or future purpose of "sale", and defines "sale" as including "lease". How do Wyoming Counties address leases with regard to subdivision regulations where portions of a property under 35-acres are leased?

subdivision exemption of 18-5-306 (a) that involves the creation of 1 - 5 lots

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Wyoming Planning Association Members Forum Topic Request
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Name: Ray Price
Email: ray.price@fremontcountygovernment.org
Comments: How do other counties address the subdivision exemption of 
18-5-306 (a) that involves the creation of 1 - 5 lots?

Link to Statute:  http://www.wyopass.org/Upload/File/Counties___Planning__Zoning_Real_Estate_Subdivisions_18_5_301.pdf

Piece meal development solutions?

Name: April Getchius
Email: agetchius@cityofcasperwy.com
Comments: Any ideas or solutions to the problem of having a land owner on the city`s edge that piece meals development, deeding one parcel at a time and leaving the platting and annexation to the new owner. No master plan or ability to require one for the entire, larger, unplatted parcel?

Any Wyoming "public spaces" nominations for the Great Places in America program?
APA is looking for nominations of public spaces for the Great Places in American program.  By public spaces we mean gathering spots or part of a neighborhood, downtown, or any other area that helps promote social interaction and a sense of community.  Typical examples are parks, plazas, town squares, sites around public buildings, marketplaces, and so on.  They need to be ten years old or older to qualify.  For a complete look at the criteria, hit this link:   http://www.planning.org/greatplaces/spaces/characteristics.htm
 
So do we have any in Wyoming that can be nominated?  The second floor porch at Yellowstone Inn?  Areas of UW?  Cowboy Bar in Jackson (OK, not really on that one)?  What public places do we have in Wyoming that we consider to be GREAT, and if we can`t think of any, do we need to get some created?  

Joanne Garnett, FAICP
County vs. BLM regs on Cell tower placement

Name: Trish Chavis
Email: tchavis@natronacounty-wy.gov
Comments: I am looking for information on County Zoning Regulations vs. BLM and who has jurisdiction to regulate Cell Tower placement. Does the BLM have the authority to override the Statutes or Zoning Regulations? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

RV Camper Regulations (in town)

Name: Fred Crosby
Email: fred@totcodes.com
Comments: I`m looking for some specific regulations on RV camper parks, for location in City Limits. Does anyone have different regulations for a RV park, as apposed to a mobile home park in their towns?

Comp Plan Bubgets
A request was made asking how much folks spent or budgeted for comprehensive plans.  If you know approximately what your community spent please share