One of the decisions that the Morgan County Commissioners have been putting off is the future of the county's Land Use Committee. If you recall, that committee was started about a year ago at the urging of former Commissioner Glen Stotler.
We made fun of it at the time because members were told they could talk about planning and development, but not about zoning. Of course, they ended up talking about zoning and all sorts of things.
Thing is, other than being a discussion group, the committee has no power, no vote on anything, no official standing.
Morgan County has had a planning commission for more than 35 years. Seems to us that they are the proper citizen board to discuss planning and zoning ideas, and they are the ones who should be advising the county commissioners on these issues.
If planning board members feel they need advice, they can talk to whoever they like or start their own advisory group. They shouldn't feel bound in any way by a committee appointed during last year's election campaign.
The Land Use Committee wasn't needed a year ago and it's not needed now.