Thursday, May 11, 2006

Washington County To Start Zoning?

I have gotten a semi-anonymous communication urging me to report on the efforts of the Washington County Quorum Court to begin zoning. The source notes that the county's own plan contains a goal of ...
"Goal 5: Establish Land Use Plan Stressing Use Compatibility

Develop a land use plan consistent with other jurisdictions that:

  • stresses uniformity in uses;
  • resolves conflicts among competing uses;
  • minimizes the adverse affects of “rurbanized” sprawl and
  • ensures adequate protection of uses in areas of transition between rural/urban or other areas of differing development intensities."
This was taken straight from Taken straight form http://www.co.washington.ar.us/

The meeting to discuss adding zoning requirements is going on right now. Obviously, Arkansas Watch believes in the right of individuals to control their own property as they see fit with minimal government intervention. Everybody understands that when you buy property in a city you are subject to zoning requirements, but rural residents never signed up for that deal.

AW is opposed to adding in restrictions on land use after the fact, so long as what you are doing is not hurting your neighbor's land (as in dumping toxic waste in the water table).

Someone give us a report, go there to sound off, or a little of both!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what happened at the meeting?

8:39 AM, May 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just one of a dozen reasons why county zoning is a terrible idea.

Let's not give the brown shirts even more domain to harass good citizens. For those of us who desire to have the Lawn Nazis scrutinize our landscapes, we can always move into the city limits.

11:10 AM, May 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was tabled until the next meeting

9:56 AM, May 15, 2006  
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