Meeting January 14, 2019, at 9 am

There is a regular Pennington County Planning Commission meeting scheduled tomorrow, Monday, January 14, 2019, at 9 am.
Item 21 on the agenda deals with scheduling a SPECIAL MEETING to discuss the Croell Construction and Mining Permit Application.

We ask that you either attend the meeting tomorrow or send an email to the Planning Commission to request that this SPECIAL MEETING be scheduled in the late afternoon, at 3 pm or later so that those that work a regular work day can attend. This is the same meeting SPECIAL MEETING that was scheduled last Wednesday but was cancelled.

The address for your email to the Commission is:

Many of you have asked “What happened to the meeting last Wednesday scheduled for 3 pm? You now know that it was cancelled.

This was as much of a surprise to us as you. We found out about the cancellation at approximately 1 pm the day of the meeting. We sent out an email at about 2 pm but unfortunately it was a bit late and many of you showed up for the meeting. Thanks for doing so. Apparently, the Planning Director, P.J. Conover, realized that there was not enough time (30 days) from the day of publication to the actual meeting which is required by law.

This is the second time this has happened so we are skeptical of the stated reason. We assume that County Staff can count. Some are of the opinion this was a ploy to delay the meeting until there are more favorable conditions for approval. Nevertheless, the meeting was delayed.

We will keep you informed as the situation continues.
Thank you for your involvement.