JACKSON, Wyo. \u2014 Town and county boards agreed to disagree over two workforce housing projects, splitting the baby on 430\/440 West Kelly in town and the Rains property on the West Bank. At a joint meeting Monday, officials reconsidered a previous stalled motion to go their separate ways on two distinct housing projects. Previously, the town council and the board of county commissioners (BCC) could not agree on how to proceed with 430\/440 West Kelly. During the discussions, several of the 10 electeds talked about essentially swapping two properties slated for housing. Both appeared to be non-performing real estate assets for either entity which are hung up on zoning or other intricacies. After a reconsideration brought by commissioner Mark Newcomb, the BCC voted 4-1 Monday (with Mark Barron opposed) to authorize the Jackson Teton County Housing Authority to transfer ownership of 3590 North Kennel Lane (commonly referred to as the \u201cRains\u201d property) to Teton County and 430\/440 West Kelly to the Town of Jackson. Town councilman Jim Stanford voiced his opposition although he did not have a vote in BCC\u2019s reconsideration. \u201cI thought we had put this to rest. We are a small community. Jackson is part of Teton County. People expect us to make decisions together. This is a shortcut to selling the Rains property. I\u2019m not interested in shortcuts,\u201d Stanford said. \u201cIf this is the direction everybody wants to go, I think it is a lousy idea.\u201d Stanford added that if the town was then shut out of a say on the Rains property, he, for one, would like to explore defunding the Housing Authority as far as the town contributes to that department. Barron also disagreed with splitting over the inability to get anything on the ground at West Kelly. \u201cChecks and balances are important,\u201d he said. \u201cI don\u2019t believe separating one board from another is moving forward. These decisions should be difficult. The only thing stopping us is the clock. We keep running out of time.\u201d \u201cI couldn\u2019t disagree more,\u201d BCC chair Natalia Macker responded. \u201cWe\u2019ve done the joint planning and we are now at the point of separate execution. We should allow ourselves the ability to course-correct.\u201d Newcomb added that he did not agree the solution was a way for the county to fast-track the sale of the Rains property. He also did not see the decision as a \u201cdivorce,\u201d per se. Future of Rains and Kelly It just so happened that an opportunity to get free of the Rains property would be on the agenda later that same JIM on Monday. The Weiss family, who own much of the land surrounding 3590 North Kennel Lane, made an offer on November 1, 2019 to purchase the 5-acre parcel for $1.4M. The property had been listed by the Housing Authority for $2.2M. It was purchased in 2007 using SPET funds for $1.95M. The three-way power play pitted the Weiss family\u2019s desire to kill any workforce housing in the neighborhood against the town\u2019s overall desire to have the county bear some of the burden of housing and not dump everything in town against the county\u2019s desire to make something (anything) happen after owning the vacant property for nearly 13 years now. Phelps Swift on behalf of the Weiss family said the offer was a fair one, even though it would mean the HA would eat some $600k on the deal. \u201cThere\u2019s a lot of blue sky in your listing price,\u201d Phelps said. \u201cIt was purchased in 2007 with no oversight. They paid a million over the price of the market at that point. It was ill-conceived when they bought it, still ill-conceived today, and it will be 10 years from now if you ever build on it.\u201d Phelps added that \u201cthrowing 26 to 33 homes\u201d on that parcel would not be in keeping with the current neighborhood character and \u201ceveryone on Teton Village Road would not be happy\u201d about it. With the fate of the parcel soon to be at the discretion of the county only\u2014as previously decided and pending paperwork\u2014town reps took a final opportunity to urge their county peers to resist the itch to sell off the property and think about building housing on it. Mayor Pete Muldoon said though he was in favor of listing the Rains property, he wasn\u2019t thrilled with the lowball offer and still wanted to see it developed into affordable housing of some kind. Councilman Johnathan Schechter said the earlier decision to split on the Rains and Kelly parcels \u201cset a series of dominoes in motion and this the first one.\u201d Stanford said he was going to take one last opportunity to voice his opinion on the West Bank property. \u201cThe sad fact, the plain fact of the matter is West Bank residents create just as many impacts, if not more, on this community than the residents who live in town. Yet, we who live in town, the citizens of town, are being asked to shoulder all of the impacts and all of the housing has to go in town,\u201d Stanford lamented. \u201cWe have lacked the resolution to follow through on . The opportunity to build on housing for our community on five acres would be a colossal whiff for our Housing Department, who\u2019ve let this go.\u201d Commissioner Barron interjected. \u201cI would have loved to hear these sentiments about developing in appropriate places in the county, outside of the town, when a private citizen came forth with 84 acres of one hundred percent deed-restricted land for this community at no cost to the public,\u201d he said, referring to Larry Huhn\u2019s rejected offer to build affordable housing at Hog Island. Both the town and county properties (West Kelly and Rains) will have their fate decided at future meetings of each respective board.