Horton Introduced as Interim RS City Planner

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Interim City Planner Steve Horton. Photo by Katie Glennemeier.

ROCK SPRINGS — Retired county planner Steve Horton was introduced at Wednesday’s city Planning & Zoning Commission meeting to be the interim Rock Springs City Planner for the next six months. Horton replaces Amy Allen, Acting City Planner.

In discussing his qualifications, Horton said that he had worked in a number of positions with the City of Rock Springs during the 1980s and 1990s.

“It was absolutely the most fulfilling time of my life,” Horton said regarding his previous city service. “I am happy to be back, serving for as long as I can.”

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Following the P&Z meeting, Horton said he had not really had time yet to sit down and formulate an agenda for the coming months, but his goal was essentially to keep the city planning office running in normal fashion.

“I want to keep things flowing,” Horton said. “I want to keep the applications coming in, keep people asking their questions, keep things going, and keep things running smoothly.”

Horton later added, “Next month I’ll probably have a longer list of things to do.”

In a light agenda schedule, the only other city action at the P&Z meeting consisted of a Minor Site Plan approval for Iron Cowboy Crossfit, 701 2nd Street, submitted by Dave Palmer of Palmer Construction, Inc., applicant.

Commission chairman Joe Drnas and vice chairman Mike Shaw along with commission members Gabe Bustos, Mathew Jackman, Sue Lozier, Keaton West,  Mark Erickson, and Lauren Schoenfeld attended the meeting. Commission member Tim Sheehan was absent.