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In April of 2017, the Codington County Planning Commission started the review and update of its zoning ordinance. After numerous invitations being sent, publication of special public notice in the newspaper, notifications on the County’s website, describing the upcoming meeting on the County Commission’s meeting webcasts, and calling into local radio stations, on April 17, 2017 the Planning Commission held its first meeting to gather information. Since that time, the Planning Commission has created a plan to gather information from the public and experts in areas that questions have been posed if deemed necessary. Please continue to reference this page for current information and public meeting dates.
There are no meetings scheduled at this time to discuss new or changing ordinances.
Thank you for your interest in Codington County’s zoning ordinance.
August 23, 2021, 7:30 pm – The Codington County Planning Commission held a public hearing on this date and time regarding Ordinance #75, Permitted Uses, regarding the issuance of local cannabis establishment permits and/or licenses.
August 19, 2021, 4:15 pm – The Joint City of Watertown/Codington County Board of Adjustment held a public hearing on this date and time regarding Ordinance #76, Definitions and Ordinance #21-35, both pertaining to cannabis regulations and uses within the Joint Jurisdiction Area.
June 10, 2021, 4:15 pm – The Codington County Planning Commission held a public hearing on this date and time regarding Ordinance #73.
Ordinance #73 – A Temporary Ordinance regarding the Issuance of Local Medical Cannabis Establishment Permits And/Or Licenses
June 10, 2021, 4:15 pm – The Codington County Planning Commission and the City of Watertown Planning Commission held a joint public hearing regarding Ordinance #74 and Ordinance 21-24 (both titled).
Ordinance #74 – A Temporary Ordinance Regarding the Issuance of Local Medical Cannabis Establishment Permits And/Or Licenses in the Joint Jurisdiction Area
March 15, 2021: Ordinance #72, Shop-Style Homes and Existing Farmsteads
Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to Ordinance #72
April 28, 2020: Ordinance #70
Monday, April 15, 2019: The Codington County Planning Commission and Codington County Board of Commissioners held a joint public hearing at its meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Codington County Extension Complex regarding proposed Ordinance #69, An ordinance amending Chapter 3.04 Agricultural District of Article III District Regulations and Chapter 5.21 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) of Article V General Provisions, of Ordinance 65.
Proposed Ordinance Amendment: Ordinance 69 Section5_21 CAFO
Public Comments Received: John West letter
Monday, March 18, 2019: The Codington County Planning Commission reviewed a current draft of changes to regulations upon Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) following the regular business of the Board of Adjustment meeting at 12:00 p.m. at the Codington County Extension Complex, 1910 W. Kemp Avenue, Watertown, SD.
Agenda: March 18, 2019 Meeting Agenda
Ordinance Draft: Chapter 5_21 Update Draft 1
Minutes: March 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes
February 19, 2019: The Codington County Planning Commission held an ordinance review work session following the regular business of the Codington County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment Meeting scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at the Codington County Extension Complex located at 1910 W. Kemp Avenue in Watertown, SD.
Discussion included proposed changes to the ordinance or agricultural/residential development policies based upon the January 24, 2019 discussion.
Agenda: February 19, 2019 Agenda
Minutes: February 19, 2019 Minutes
January 24, 2019: The Codington County Planning Commission held an ordinance review work session at 1:00 p.m. at the Codington County Extension Complex located at 1910 W. Kemp Avenue in Watertown, SD.
Minutes: January 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes
The purpose of this meeting was to review the results of surveys regarding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) and residential development in the county, to review other public input received since April 2017; and for the Planning Commission to review and discuss county policies relating to residential development and its relationship to CAFO’s and other agricultural development.
June 7, 2018: The Codington County Commission held a public hearing regarding the proposed amendment to Ordinance #68, Wind Energy Systems (Gabel 522032 Amendment 6-7-18), at the Codington County Court House at 14 1st Avenue Southeast in Watertown. Following public hearing and board discussion, Commissioner Gabel’s amendment proposal failed. The Wind Energy System Ordinance #68 was passed unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners as originally proposed at the May 8, 2018 meeting (without the amendment).
May 8, 2018: The Codington County Commission held a public hearing and second reading of Ordinance #68, Wind Energy Systems (Ord 68 – WES Draft) at the Codington County Court House. During board discussion, after the public hearing was closed, a motion was passed to hold a public hearing on an amendment to proposed Ordinance #68 (Gabel 522032 Amendment 6-7-18). A public hearing will be held by the County Commission regarding the proposed amendment at 9:30 am on Thursday, June 7 at the Codington County Court House.
April 16, 2018: A public hearing was held by the Codington County Planning Commission to recommend approval of Ordinance #68, Wind Energy Systems. This recommendation passed unanimously.
Meeting Minutes: April 16, 2018 Meeting Minutes
April 10, 2018: A public hearing was held by the Codington County Board of County Commissioners to adopt Ordinance #67, an ordinance amending Article IV Administration (Ordinance 67 – Article IV Admin Amended 03-19-18). This ordinance passed unanimously.
Meeting Minutes: (pending)
March 19, 2018: A public hearing regarding the administrative section (Ordinance 67 – Article IV Admin Amended 03-19-18) of the zoning ordinance was held.
Meeting Minutes: March 19, 2018 Minutes
Ordinance Draft: Ordinance 67 – Article IV Admin Amended 03-19-18
March 12, 2018: Ordinance working session regarding Chapter 5.22 Wind Energy Systems (continued from 2/14/18)
Meeting Minutes: March 12, 2018 Meeting Minutes
February 14, 2018: Ordinance working session regarding Chapter 5.22 Wind Energy Systems
Meeting Minutes: February 14, 2018 Minutes
Presentation: 02-14-18 Codington Wind Survey Presentation
Ordinance Draft: Chapter 522 Proposal 020718 (wind energy)
Public Comments Received: WBauer comment letter; DKaaz comment letter; DRedlin comment letter; JPatterson comment letter; JWaldner comment letter; BStormo comment postcard; JGrotewold comment postcard; TDagel comment postcard; DZemlicka comment postcard; ELarson comment postcard; DPlunkett comment postcard; DFischer comment postcard; DSchmeling comment postcard; MZemlicka comment postcard; ERaml comment postcard; TLinderer comment postcard; GZemlicka comment postcard; BRaml comment postcard; TRaml comment postcard; JBeskow comment postcard; LeroyMack comment postcard; LeonMack comment postcard; DThyen comment postcard; MHenricks comment postcard; JEvjen comment postcard; WLindner comment postcard; PLindahl email; RSteen comment postcard; KRaml comment postcard; LWaege comment postcard; MKlatt email; PLynch email; BJohnson email; PJohnson email; CAppelhof comment postcard; DRies comment postcard; VPlunkett comment postcard; JGentile email; JGentile – OEHM Wind Turbine Codington Ordinance Feb 12; Town of South Shore letter
January 29, 2018: Review suggested changes to Article IV of the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance #67).
Ordinance Draft: CodCoZoneOrdArtIV012918
December 18, 2017: Todd Kays, Director of First District of Local Governments, presented a detailed summary of the results of a survey of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operators in Codington County.
Meeting Minutes: December 18, 2017 Minutes (amended 4/16/2018)
Presentation: 2017 CAFO Producer Survey Results
August 28, 2017: Presentation by Ken Woodmansey, South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Feedlot Permit Program, describing the DENR permitting process and answer questions.
SD DENR presentation: 2017 DENR presentation
June 19, 2017 and July 17, 2017: As part of the normal meeting at each of these meetings, the Planning Commission discussed and reviewed the letter to accompany the survey for the CAFO producers; and the survey to be posted on the county’s website for the entire public. For minutes of these meetings, see the main Zoning Office page.
May 15, 2017: Continue to gather public comment about what rules or topics should be reviewed and/or changed and to explain ideas on how the rule should be changed and discuss survey to be sent to existing producers of all sizes in Codington County.
Meeting Materials: Zoning Ordinance Outline Kick-Off Meeting District Outline
Slides presented: 5-15-17 CodCoOrdUpdate Compatibility Mode
Meeting Minutes: May 15, 2017 Ordinance Review Work Session Minutes
Comment List: (electronic version not yet available)
April 17, 2017: Gather public comment about what rules or topics should be reviewed and/or changed and to explain ideas on how the rule should be changed.
Meeting Materials: Zoning Ordinance Outline Kick-Off Meeting District Outline
Slides presented: 4-17-17 CodCoOrdUpdate
Meeting Minutes: April 17, 2017 Ordinance Review Meeting Minutes
Comment List: 4-17-17 Public Comments