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Archive for Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Douglas County Commission to consider rezoning requests

June 7, 2011

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Douglas County commissioners will consider several rezoning requests at their meetings Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Property rezoned during the construction of the Berry Plastics facility will be returned to agricultural land use in what county administrator Craig Weinaug called a cleanup item from the previous project. The total amount of land designated for the business project was not used and about 32 acres included in the request would return the land to its earlier land use specifications.

Commissioners will also consider rezoning about six acres of land located near the 700 block of Highway 40 from agricultural use to general business. Some residents in the area are opposed to the rezoning, citing increased traffic and the condition of existing commercial property as reasons for concern.

The commission is also expected to approve the purchase of new radios for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, an acquisition that will cost approximately $96,000. The funds for the new equipment and programming have already been set aside in the department’s budget and the upgrades are part of a federal mandate requiring the systems to move from analog to digital.

County commission meetings will be at 4 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at the Douglas County Courthouse, 111 E. 11th St.

Comments

kaywolfe 3 years, 3 months ago

As the land owner in the petition to rezone property at the corner of 700 rd and 40 Hwy, I am very disappointed in the reporting done by Joe Priener. His report made it sound like there were several residents who had concerns about the rezoning. There was one letter written with a concern, of the 16 households that were contacted because they are near the vicinity. I really don't feel it was accurate. I would have thought the newspaper could do better. Kay Wolfe

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