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Commissioners Salute Retiring Planning Director

Retiring Fremont County Planning Director Bill Giordano is pictured with the Board of Commissioners who presented a resolution to him honoring him for his more than 31 years of service to Fremont County.

The Fremont County Commissioners set aside time at their April 28th regular meeting to salute outgoing Planning Department Director Bill Giordano.    Giordano retired from his post on April 30th after more than 31 years supervising the department.     A resolution read into the record noted that Giordano had earned the respect and admiration from members of the Fremont County Planning Commission and the Boards of Commissioners over the years for his diligence in preparation and review of planning documents and reports.

Commission Chairman Ed Norden took particular note of those words saying the Planning Commission had paid a lot of respect to Giordano over the years for the leadership he has exhibited.   Giordano responded, “It has been an honor and privilege to work with Fremont County for this long.  Thank you for all the support I have received to be hired and then continue to work here.”

Giordano is being replaced by Matt Koch, who as owner of Cornerstone Surveying, handled numerous applications which were filed over the years with Giordano and the Planning Department Office.

In other business that came before the Commissioners during the brief meeting the Board:

  • Approved a Special Review Use Permit for Jackie Tripp doing business as Play Dirty ATV Tours to operate her business from a site along US Highway 50 west 1.7 miles west of Texas Creek.   She plans to transport customers and ATV’s on trailers to the nearby Bureau of Land Management ATV trails at Texas Creek;
  • Approved a proclamation declaring May as Foster Care Month in Fremont County.  Carrie Porter of the Department of Human Services said that the Department is always in need of more foster care families noting that many children have to be placed in homes outside of Fremont County due to a lack of foster homes;
  • Heard a report from Budget and Finance Officer Sunny Bryant who reported that Fremont County retail sales tax collections from January and February totaled $581,817 which is $55,900 above collections from the same period a year ago.