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Commissioners to review moratorium on growth

May 15, 2004|By TARA REILLY

Washington County's 11/2-year ban on major residential development in rural areas may be up for review next month, County Attorney Richard Douglas said.The County Commissioners plan to discuss the growth moratorium after a task force studying the county's proposed plan to rezone approximately 250,000 rural acres completes its report and submits it to the commissioners.

Douglas said the commissioners should have the report in June.

He said the moratorium was adopted in October 2002 and extended in October 2003.

The task force is reviewing several issues the rezoning plan addresses, such as the kinds of businesses allowed in rural areas and programs that would help property owners recover if the value of their land decreases as a result of rezoning.

- Tara Reilly

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