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Don’t set a precedent!

Published: Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 2:40 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 2:40 p.m. CDT

Tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m., the Bureau County Board is to make a decision on whether or not to allow the rezoning of land at 16769 1200 North Ave. in Wyanet from agriculture to resort and recreation.

This area has been a campground for about two years without county approval, as near as myself and my neighbors can ascertain.

We feel Bureau County would not want campgrounds springing up all over the county. In addition to the fact that until very recently, this campground has not been maintained.

According to a local realtor, our property values have been affected negatively. As for myself and my wife, we are honest hard-working folks, as are the other residents of Bureau County. We don’t ask for much in return, other than the peace and quiet tranquility and serenity that brought us to Bureau County in 1989.

The aforementioned is at risk for change. Our concern is this change could have a negative impact on all of the county, as we know and enjoy it.

Remember back some years ago when the Hennepin Canal was at risk to be closed and drained? The residents of Bureau County stuck together, and the canal is still here for our pleasure.

I would like to thank the county board in advance for taking the time and making the effort to address any safety, health and property de-valuation issues. Myself, my neighbors and many county residents would not want to see a precedent set for future campgrounds to invade all of Bureau County.

Richard Schoon

Wyanet

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