Ordinance Review Information

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.

Next Meeting

There is no ordinance review work session scheduled by the Planning Commission at this time. Please check back for updates as soon as they become available.

Thank you for your interest in Codington County’s zoning ordinance.

Past Meetings

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, 2018A 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 letterDKaaz comment letterDRedlin comment letterJPatterson comment letterJWaldner comment letterBStormo comment postcardJGrotewold comment postcardTDagel comment postcardDZemlicka comment postcardELarson comment postcardDPlunkett comment postcardDFischer comment postcard; DSchmeling comment postcardMZemlicka comment postcardERaml comment postcardTLinderer comment postcardGZemlicka comment postcardBRaml comment postcardTRaml comment postcard; JBeskow comment postcard; LeroyMack comment postcardLeonMack comment postcardDThyen comment postcardMHenricks comment postcardJEvjen comment postcardWLindner comment postcard; PLindahl emailRSteen comment postcardKRaml comment postcardLWaege comment postcard; MKlatt email; PLynch emailBJohnson emailPJohnson email; CAppelhof comment postcardDRies comment postcardVPlunkett comment postcardJGentile 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).

Meeting Minutes: January 29, 2018 Minutes

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.

Meeting Minutes: August 28, 2017 Informational Meeting Minutes

 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