Todd Kays, executive director of the First District Association of Local Governments, spoke Tuesday to Kingsbury County commissioners in the first of a series of four or five monthly meetings in which Kays will help the commission review changes in the law that might have an impact on zoning. “The first thing I would like to look at is development along lakes,” Commissioner Joe Jensen said.
Among the many subjects Kays and the commissioners will review in the next few months are planning and zoning along lakes, and changes in agriculture development, including a study on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO.)
“Its not rocket science. Its just time to revisit things and see why we think the way we do.” Kays said.
Kays said when many of the zoning and setback laws were first made, not many people had 1,000 head of livestock. “Now nobody is building a dairy with less than 3,000 head,” he said.