The Moody County Commission is inviting the public to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Moody County Extension Building, 500 W. 1st Avenue in Flandreau, to discuss the newly proposed Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance that has been placed on the ballot for this upcoming election.
As Paul Lewis, Moody County State’s Attorney indicated, “The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to the public so they know exactly what they are voting on when they go to the ballot box.” Mr. Lewis continued, “It is not the County’s intent to persuade the public to vote one way or the other, but to layout all of the relevant facts and let the voters decide.”
When asked about the new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, Commission Chair Rick Veldkamp indicated that the new zoning ordinance is rather long, complicated, and takes a while to understand, which is why he expressed the need for every voter to understand the proposed law and the impacts that it can have upon the use of land throughout the entire County for many years to come.
Currently there is concern by both the Commission and many others throughout the county that there is quite a bit of misinformation circulating about what the ordinance will or won’t do.
If you would like to learn more about what is actually included in the new zoning ordinance in order to prepare yourself for the upcoming election, the Commission is inviting you to attend next week’s meeting.