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Zoning: Be careful what you wish for

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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 9:00 am

There are a lot of good reasons to restrict what might start up next to your house.

On the other hand, a definition of zoning is, “what other people say you can do with your property.” Let’s say it becomes written that chicken houses are banned in residential or ag/residential areas. That sounds great! But let’s say you like to have fresh eggs and keep a small chicken coop. Whoops. That’s gone, too.

So when you attend the zoning forum on Oct. 17, or any subsequent public meetings, please ask for measured progress to allow common sense latitudes. Don’t allow some wholesale motion that will tie everyone up in squabbles and zoning exemption appeals.