A recommendation last month by the Pottawatomie County Planning Commission to impose a one year moratorium on new rezonings and preliminary plats in Blue Township is coming back to that board for reconsideration.

The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved sending that recommendation back. Commissioner Greg Riat noted a desire to provide the planning commission with an overview of infrastructure capacity related to underground utilities like water and sewer.

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A majority of planning commissioners favored the moratorium because they don’t believe the county is keeping up with infrastructure needs in Blue Township, approving new developments before developing the right roads, sewer and water needs in that area.

Commissioner Pat Weixelman noted it’s complicated because of different interests in that area of the county.

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The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sunflower Room in the basement of the Public Works Building in Westmoreland.