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A Public Workshop On Monroe Zoning is Tonight

The Planning & Zoning Commission has been revising and updating Monroe's zoning regulations.

The second public workshop on updating and revising Monroe's zoning regulations will be held in the Masuk High School library at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

It will start with a welcome and introduction by P&Z Commission Chairman Patrick O’Hara followed by a presentation by Frank Fish of BFJ Planning, the consulting firm that has been working with the commission.

Those in attendance may take part in roundtable discussions over different aspects of the regulations before closing remarks are made.

Barney January 24, 2013 at 06:27 PM
This be a farming community and it be needing to stay that way. We be needing to declare more of the land here in town farm land. It be needing to be the way it be 40 years ago. I know this to be true because that be what I was told by my connections. That be the natural way Monroe be needing to look. Too many interlopers here loving an education. If you don't think the way us people do who be living here since the beginning you need to move to a fancy community. This not be a fancy community. I be knowing that more land here is being declared for farming only. It not be zoned for loving an education.
jim laguardia January 24, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Hey "barney" here is an idea, why not go since this is a workshop you can actually have a say in what goes on, instead of using a ridiculous persona and putting down things BEFORE they even happen?? I do realize I may be the pot calling the kettle black here, but at least I usually wait for them to do something I do or don't like before I type....
Barney January 24, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Jim you be spending too much time loving an education. You not be understanding that people who were born and raised here know what be best for Monroe. Interlopers be coming here and raising taxes on us. Then these education lovers move away and be leaving us folks here with the taxes to pay. You not be understanding this. We need be voting no on every budget so Monroe will be turning back the way it used to be 40 years ago. I be living here my whole life so I know this to be true.
jim laguardia January 25, 2013 at 12:08 AM
Sorry "barney" its still not funny, I for one had hoped to go tonight but I had to take my REAL mother to a REAL Dr appointment in a REAL other town.... See my point no one can take you seriously because of the ridiculous persona, just say what you want to say without the lame attempt at humor.
Hughes January 25, 2013 at 05:16 AM
I have my six figure income thanks to my great education. That should simple tell everyone that affluent educated individuals like myself opinions are always one hundred percent correct and beyond question . It is truly shocking that there seems to be so many uneducated backward individuals living here. The increase to the cost of living here which my opinions have helped create will force them to improve themselves or move.They should thank me for guiding them into this century. After all of my children graduate I will be moving to Florida or NC and I simply do not know how these lacking individuals and this town will survive.
jim laguardia January 25, 2013 at 05:46 AM
Too bad your "great education" didn't teach you it is "simply" not "simple" tell everyone..... Another fail
Tony Unger January 25, 2013 at 06:14 PM
This meeting last night was excellent. I wish more people had attended. Please try to make the next meeting and be a part of where Monroe is going. While I share some of the concerns about having farms. We live in a democracy where the majority rules. Tony
jim laguardia January 25, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Not sure why my other comment is still pending approval... But I had planned on going to this meeting but had to be elsewhere
James Wadsworth January 25, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Can someone from the P&Z explain what went down at this meeting? The only thing I heard is that significant portions of Monroe were declared farm land only. It would be appreciated if someone with knowledge on this subject could fill us in as this effects the whole town. Wish I could have attended.

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