October 24, 2014

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Board ignores neighbors concerns
Written by thillman   
Thursday, February 06, 2014 12:26 PM


On Jan. 23, 2014, I went to an Ohio County board meeting, regarding a special variance, for an AMC (American Motor Cross) event, to be held in Ohio County.

I am an adjoining landowner, and at this meeting, found out that 9 out of 10 other adjoining landowners, were also against this event happening, the 10th for, is a relative of the event holder.

So I was sure, just by those numbers alone, this variance would not be granted. Well I was wrong. Four members attended the meeting, two for, one against, and one not voting (?)

So lets look at the facts.

Fact: again nine tax paying, adjoining landowners, who do not want the noise and traffic. Ignored by the board.

Fact: this is an agriculture area where farming, hunting, and enjoying the quiet of nature will be disturbed. Ignored by the board.

Fact: Ohio County road crew, concerned about road erosion. Ignored by the board.

Fact: this event will be held on the second weekend in October, which any hunter knows is bow season, which many of the landowners partake in. Ignored by the board.

Fact: Ohio County will NOT benefit, in any way, by allowing this event. Ignored by the board.


Disappointed with the board.

Den Lengerich

12285 South Fork Road



0 #1 2014-02-09 08:26
aren't there five board members? It is my understanding that an abstention is a no vote and an absence at a meeting is also a no vote. By my count the variance should have been voted down 3 to 2.