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County looks to strengthen control over large-acre development

Is more control needed over what happens on Crook County land? The county commission is hoping its potential rules for large acre subdivisions will be enough but, as stated by Commissioner Kelly Dennis last week, may need to consider the idea of zoning.

The conversation cropped up during discussions of hiring a new secretary for the Growth & Development department to replace an outgoing employee, including what should appear on the job description for that person.

“I think we need to have a clear plan of where we’re going down the road to hire the right person,” said Tim Lyons. With land use a...