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Zoning plans put on the backburner

Commissioners look to pending subdivision rules to solve oversight issue on large parcels

Can Crook County control its own future without zoning?

This question has been troubling the Crook County Commissioners, who dedicated time on Wednesday for further discussion on the problem of large-acre parcels and subdivisions cropping up with little opportunity for input from the county.

However, it’s unlikely the commission will consider moving forward on zoning until the soon-to-be-approved large-acre subdivision rules have been given a chance to solve ongoing concerns about lack of oversight on new development.

The Process

The new large-acre subdivision regulations, which the commission...