WAPELLO — Louisa County Zoning Administrator Paul Choi may soon receive some assistance from former zoning administrator Greg Johnson. County officials told Choi about the possibility during Choi’s regular monthly update to the county board of supervisors on Tuesday.
According to the officials, Johnson, who retired from the position about one year ago, had offered to go with Choi on inspection tours around the county and provide other insight into the position.
Choi was hired as the zoning administrator about six months ago, following his appointment as an assistant county attorney. Supervisor Randy Griffin said Johnson’s experience in position would be helpful to Choi, who is not familiar with the rural parts of the county.
“There are times you are going to have to go out and look at some (projects) and Greg Johnson has offered to go out (with you),” Griffin told Choi, explaining Johnson’s past experience and knowledge of the county would be helpful.
“I would welcome that,” Choi replied.
The supervisors did not take any action on the proposal and said they would continue to discuss the possibility.
Choi also said he would investigate if any county zoning rules were being violated, after Griffin reported on complaints he had received about small buildings being pulled onto a property west of Columbus City and reportedly used for housing.
Zoning regulations could allow some temporary use, but Choi said he would need to know the circumstances before making any decision.