My Side of the Fencepost

County needed this debate

By Jim Dickerson

Some Boone County residents may be getting tired, by now, of the ongoing debate about zoning regulations affecting livestock feeding operations in the county. It has taken some time, but it has been worthwhile.

The good news is that the County Planning Commission is now in the process of considering some final recommendations for changes to the zoning manual.

The bad news, for some, is that certain proposals they consider very important may not be included in the final revisions, and they didn’t get to hear a point-by-point public discussion by the Planning Commission members themselves on these particular topics.

Determining the future development of a county is an important job, and it is worth the time taken in discussion.

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