Suwannee Democrat

Opinion

May 23, 2014

The Democrat Says: County's LDR move a plus

Live Oak —

The Democrat is happy to report that editorial objective number four has been achieved. At the start of the year, we created a list of five objectives we would like to see accomplished this year. The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners adopted an ordinance Tuesday night that created a new zoning category for the catalyst site and amended the allowable uses. 

This satisfied our goal, which was: “Update our LDRs and comprehensive plan to better protect resources and plan for growth.” 

The board took a step in the right direction to ensure our resources are protected while at the same time ensuring there are rules in place for potential businesses that may want to locate there. 

The commissioners made the right move when they elected to delete medical waste incinerators from the allowable use list. Although we want economic development and growth in the county, we believe this can be accomplished without potentially harming the well being of our citizens and beautiful county. Great move, commissioners. 

In the ordinance the board established a new zoning category for the catalyst site, now known as Catalyst Site Industrial (CSI). This will allow the entire 500 acre site to fall under one set of rules and one list of allowable uses. Well done. 

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