Gibson Co Residents Still Concerned Over Zoning

Gibson County residents are still expressing concerns about a new zoning proposal for the 1-69 corridor.

A public meeting was held by the Gibson County Citizens Against Zoning and the Indiana Farm Bureau.

It was a chance for the public to express their concerns to County Commissioner Stephen Bottoms over the proposed zoning ordinance.

The land use planning ordinance is meant to incorporate more residential and commercial zoning near I-69.

Some people told Eyewitness News they are not ready for development all at once and would prefer it be a slower process.

Commissioner Bottoms says the next step in the process is creating an area planning commission with county officials and five appointed citizens.

The commission will help draft the proposed ordinance that will be reviewed and voted on by County Commissioners.

"Things are going to change as far as  more people flooding in here" said Daniel Lefler "we are going to need more law enforcement and more things to grow with it so right now we just like our close knit community and we would love for it to stay that way."

"What this is, is to put in a frame work that local citizens and farmers that are here and others can make a good decision and adopt a plan that can assure growth that raises everyone's values" said Attorney Mike Schopmeyer.
 


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