The Valley County Commissioners voted Tuesday to publish a notice of their intent to dissolve the defunct City-County Planning Board. It is a housekeeping measure to clear the old joint board off the books since the city of Glasgow has informed the county of their desire to form a new city planning board.
Valley County has its own planning board. The old joint board has not met since around 2003, according to Commissioner Dave Pippin.
The old City-County Planning Board was formed by a county resolution in January 1959, after the city notified the county of its intention to form a city planning board. The county wanted a joint board, it was done. Some of its goals were “to promote the orderly development of the city and county and its environs, to improve the present health, safety, convenience and welfare of its citizens, to plan for the future development of this community...”
These are roughly the same goals the city is striving for today as it works on developing a Growth Policy. The Planning Board is part of the project.
“The old board became nonfunctional because the city used the County Planning Board for a lot of guidance,” Pippin said. “Now Glasgow is planning a Growth Policy. A city planning board is a good idea.”