Monday, February 25, 2013

Landowners continue complaints against Lake Maumelle Watershed zoning

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM

As noted in the previous post, environmentalists are concerned that the land-use ordinance set for vote tomorrow at the Pulaski County Quorum Court doesn't go far enough in protecting the Lake Maumelle Watershed. Meanwhile, landowners in the watershed have been even more vocal in their opposition of late. They believe that the ordinance goes too far and will damage their property values.

Kent Walker, attorney for anti-ordinance landowner Lorie White, sent a letter to members of the Quorum Court on Friday listing a series of concerns. Walker cites four issues: questions about an easement deal with planning board chair Ray Vogelpohl; landowners' fears of a financial hit from dropping property values to subsidize CAW water they do not use (many have their savings tied up in their property); a pending lawsuit that could undo the ordinance if successful; and a preference for an approach with more buy-in from landowners with a possible moratorium on development.

The letter claims that there is "little immediate threat to the water" and proposes delaying action.

See the letter here: landowners.pdf

Tags: , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (18)

Showing 1-18 of 18

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-18 of 18

Add a comment

More by David Ramsey

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Visit Arkansas

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Arkansas is the perfect place to try out this new health trend. Read all about the what, why, where and how here.

Most Viewed

  • UPDATE: Gun bill exemptions approved by Senate; NRA will fight them

    Sen. Jonathan Dismang ran into opposition but still passed his bill to add UAMS, the State Hospital and college athletic events and venues as exceptions to legislation signed yesterday to expand where qualified concealed carry permit holders may take weapons. The NRA will fight the changes in the House.
  • Governor signs concealed carry bill, but amendment coming

    UPDATE: Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the expanded concealed carry legislation, but some additional legislation is promised, at a minimum to exempt UAMS and the State Hospital from the expanded list of places where concealed weapons are allowed for those with a new permit that requires an additional day of training.
  • Health care in one picture

    Men.
  • VP Mike Pence to speak in Little Rock amid criticism of AHCA by Ark. congressmen

    Vice President Mike Pence will visit Little Rock tomorrow afternoon (Friday, March 24) the Republican Party of Arkansas announced today. He'll speak about health care. The visit will happen the day after the U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Trump Administration's preferred vehicle for Obamcare repeal.
  • The two cities of Little Rock: East/west, black/white

    The Little Rock City Board illustrated this week a community divided over public schools, another blow to the Little Rock School District and another illustration of the need for ward elections to the board.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation