Over the objection of two neighbors and one Douglas County Commissioner, Fred Clark was given permission Wednesday night to go ahead with plans for a farm implement repair shop on his property at 759 E. 1100 Road.
Clark was given the conditional-use permit after a debate over the kinds of issues that are coming up more and more as the rural parts of Douglas County continue to see residential growth.
Commission Chair Dean Nieder said people who move to the rural parts of the county should know what they are getting into.
"Agriculture sometimes isn't quiet," Nieder said.
But Charles Jones, who was the only vote against the proposal, said the neighbors moved to the area with Clark doing one activity, and now he wants to do another. That puts the burden on Clark to satisfy his neighbors, two of whom wrote letters to protest the permit.
In other business, the county passed new speed limits for two sections of rock road and approved a conditional-use permit to allow Sharon Steele to build a golf driving range at 1964 N. 1550 Rd.
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