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Washington County Government is Weird About our Property - Reciprocal Setbacks

In 2012, the Washington County Zoning Board tried to pass what they called Reciprocal Setbacks - which did not succeed and was not passed.

The easiest way to understand it would be that if a poultry operation located next to your home and your property was within a certain distance (400 feet for example), you could not build or repair structures on your property.  But the poultry operator could build anywhere on their property because they had an exemption. 
Zoning law not based on the best use of the land, but zoning law based on who's name is on the deed.
If it had passed - and it almost did - the effects would have been devastating to
both the farming community and home owners. 

It was basically a "steal from your neighbor" law.
These are clips from the August thru October 2012 Zoning Meetings.

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