Maybe you’d like to show up 2PM tomorrow, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, and encourage the Marion County, FL, BOCC to adopt into the county’s Comprehensive Plan a Resolution they passed June 5, 2018, which would help head off future road boondoggles. The resolution opposes any Coastal Connector highway routes through Marion County.
DRAFT Areas of Opportunity, 4/6/2016
When: 2PM, Tuesday, January 14, 2019
McPherson Governmental Complex,
601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
What: Item 14.B.4. on the agenda is adopting the resolution into the county’s Comprehensive Plan.
As juries recently decided about easement for the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline (which Marion County also opposed), “full compensation” is not the same as “just compensation” for road rights of way, either:
J. It must be recognized that the issue is not simply the payment of “full compensation” to owners of the most valuable equine and agricultural properties in Marion County. Rather, it must be recognized that as a result of any of these corridors, the required right-of-way acquisitions and resulting construction of the proposed facility will not only damage, but may destroy many of these important operations in Marion County, and consequently, negatively impact the economic vitality and long-range growth of Marion County; and
Gouging pipelines or highways through farm or horse land or under rivers destroys what they traverse. No amount of compensation would be sufficient.
If you’re nearby, this would be good opportunity to stand up for water, environment, and property rights.
Janet Barrow Letter
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