Public Hearing Held On Subdivision Law Amendments

Potter County Today

subregsA public hearing was held Thursday night on proposed amendments to the Potter County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. The revisions have been crafted by the Potter County Planning Commission. PCPC members unanimously voted to recommend to Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover that the amendments be adopted.

No members of the public turned out for Thursday’s hearing, but two news reporters from the Potter Leader-Enterprise attended. Potter County Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich said the lack of attendance could be attributed to the fact that PCPC had ironed out wrinkles and areas of dispute prior to approving the amendments.

Dietrich summarized the changes, which deal with regulations covering development of new rental cabins, single-lot subdivisions for property owners’ family members, surface requirements for subdivision roads, minimum road frontage and other regulations. She pointed out that municipal officials, surveyors and developers had provided input on the amendments.

Dietrich said the PCPC believed the new regulations strike a balance that accommodates orderly development while prohibiting practices that can jeopardize public safety or create problems for property owners or local governments.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available at the Planning Office in the Gunzburger Building (274-8254). The commissioners are expected to vote on the Planning Commission’s recommendations at their Oct. 21 meeting (11 am).

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