To all horse owners, residents and people in Columbia County who just want to live life and be happy:
Recent proposed changes in zoning will effect me, my family and maybe you, too. Years ago I bought this property I am living at to finally realize my dream of horse ownership. Now the county wants to regulate how I use my property. They are infringing on my lifestyle, the enjoyment of my property, investments and interests I have in it, and limiting the number of horses.
What is next? Sorry, you have 1.5 kids too many, little Mikey has to go?
I was told that a very prominent person raised the question of controlling equine ownership, for the simple fact that horses stink! Does my voice count less? Am I being discriminated against because Im not famous or rich? What about my constitutional rights? Money and fame rule the County Commission? Must be true!
I am still wondering how the Silver Eagle Speedway got back into business with the neighbors opposing it. Last time I checked, bribes where illegal! By the way, every Saturday the races are getting louder and louder. Thank you, county commissioners!
It seems all I get for my taxes are headaches, heartaches, limitations, no police protection and I could get fined, too.
I drove past an open sewer line and I have to say that human excrement and waste smell a lot worse than a horse. My equine buddies do not stink! The sweet smell of horses is definitely preferable to stepping into a fresh pile of dog doo-doo. Maybe the famous person would like to start a campaign with that!
There are fly control products, my pastures are regularly pooper-scooped, and nobody ever complained.
If a person doesnt like horses, why buy in a neighborhood with some? It is not us (horse owners) who are infringing on subdivisions; they are crawling up on us! If it is just progress, than thats what stinks. Should I be the one to suffer? I dont think so! This whole business is nothing but a big pile of hogwash that does stink to heavens!
(Editors note: The proposed changes go before the Columbia County Commission at its Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting at the Government Complex Auditorium in Evans.)
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