Protect our Rural Land

admin November 5, 2018

Protect our Rural Land
We had a Horse Farms Forever Marion Countygreat turnout for the Rural Land Management  Workshop. If you want to hear what was presented from the different organizations trying to help us preserve our rural lands click this link. It was a wonderful presentation organized by Horse Country Protection Program and Busy Shires Byerly. I was disappointed the Commissioners didn’t take the next step to develop a plan or ask questions . Apparently, this is a multi-year visioning and planning process
So our next opportunity to protect our rural land is by  adding language to our County’s Comprehensive plan. The plan is the guide for growth management and provides the framework for how Marion County will develop. This plan is reviewed every 7 years so if we want to encourage development inside of the urban growth boundary and protect the rural lands we need to attend these meetings and make our intent known.  We want toll roads prohibited in our rural lands. We want true protection for our farmland preservation area. Horse Farms Forever has consulted different experts and suggested language for the changes. There are 2 meetings this week. If you can attend one it would be great. You don’t need to make comments just show your support.
Tuesday, 11/06/2018 5:30 PM at Freedom Public Library, 1 hour meeting. Growth services will explain what changes have been proposed and take public comments.
 Friday 11/9 2 pm. This is a Commissioners workshop where they review the changes we have suggested . Please come so they know we mean business.  601 SE 25th Ave. Ocala 34471.