...Rules. Our society runs smoothly because of rules. We stop at red lights, we drive on the right side of the road, etc. We have all these rules, but from time to time, they need to be changed or adapted for the greater good. Which is why we are here. The zoning regulations - which were well thought out at the time they were codified - say the property in question is zoned rural and cannot be used for commercial purposes...
The Applicants do not have the right to operate as a commercial entity at this time!
They are requesting that the Community agree that their land use is compatible with the community.
The community spoke and the outcome was appealed.
The Applicant and the Community presented discussion about the unresolved issues at this weeks public hearing.
My disappointment Thursday is that in my opinion, the Applicants did not address the unresolved issues. During the Applicants discussion, it appeared that the Applicant was still not aware of the recomondations were contained in the 91 page report including the responses from DNR and the County. The Board of Zoning Appeals appears to have found issue with what they heard and denied the Application.
We are all entitled to our opinions, and we each have different ways of comunicating with others to gain consensus. But when opinions conflict we should seek fact, rules, case law etc. to resolve the conflict.
At the end of the day... we have to come to an agreement regarding the ajacent land that works for everyone, and we are not there yet.