JACKSON HOLE, WYO \u2013 A special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners yesterday amounted to little more than an exercise in advanced Robert\u2019s Rules of Order. Tangled in a reconsideration of a vote taken last week, commissioners ended up agreeing to erase their thumbs down of the 440 W. Kelly housing project.\r\n\r\n\u201cI am reconsidering this because I want to honor the town\u2019s zoning. We can sometimes get sideways with the town because they want to control the zoning in the county and say no to things we want to do in the county, and vice-versa,\u201d said commissioner Greg Epstein at a special meeting of the BCC Tuesday. \u201cSecondly, I think, as the government, we\u2019re going to have to lead the way. After having some discussions with people over the past week, we\u2019re just going to have to step in there and put in a development that is manageable for the neighborhood.\u201d\r\n\r\nEpstein admitted the 16-unit proposal he and his peers shot down last week was probably too dense a project so he asked fellow commissioner Mark Newcomb whether he would withdraw his original motion and\/or make a new one for 12 units or 10 units.\r\n\r\nNewcomb hesitated at reducing the project even further (it was originally zoned and slated for up to 24 units), saying 10 or 12 units would likely require even higher subsidy in addition to the $1.7M purchase price for the property and would not be a prudent use of taxpayer money.\r\n\r\n\u201cI really can\u2019t go back from 16 to 12,\u201d Newcomb said.\r\n\r\nCommissioner Luther Propst said he might be amenable to a 10-unit version.\r\n\r\n\u201cI think if we were to go 10 units, that is still quite a leap. Ten units on that property with the support of the neighbors is better in the long-term for our housing program than 16 units with opposition from the neighbors,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nCommissioner Mark Barron reminded his colleagues that he championed 10 units all along.\r\n\r\n\u201cI stood strong on 10 units; 12 would be palatable,\u201d Barron said. \u201cWe can afford to be a little more lenient and compassionate with that neighborhood. If it eventually turns into large developments, so be it.\u201d\r\n\r\nChair Natalia Macker cut off discussion on 10- 0r 12-unit, reiterating that the issue at hand was whether the board wanted to reconsider its previous 2-3 vote to deny a 16-unit housing development at 440 W. Kelly after the town passed its same motion. Macker added that she did not wish to play ping-pong with a town council that was not present by coming up with different potential versions of a project.\r\n\r\nIn the end, Newcomb withdrew his motion from July 23 meaning, in effect, it never happened. That leaves the town and county to again revisit together a housing project at 440 W. Kelly at a future date\u2014this one undoubtedly to be a scaled back iteration in the 10-12 unit range.