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By LuAnn Schindler

Planning and zoning commission accepts resolution opposing perpetual land, water conservation easements


LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Discussion • Holt County Planning and Zoning Commission interim director Gene Kelly answers an audience question about perpetual easements during a Feb. 27 public hearing in O'Neill. Commission members Keith May, Rod Heiss and Grace Coleman listen to the conversation.

A resolution opposing perpetual land and water conservation easements will be included in Holt County zoning documents.

Planning and zoning commission members accepted the resolution from Holt County Supervisors, as is, on a 4-2 vote, during a Feb. 27 public hearing.

A handful of Holt County residents asked questions about Resolution 2021-32, which would "oppose the designation of lands in Holt County as wilderness, wilderness study areas, wildlife preserves, open space or other conservation easements that are perpetual in nature, thereby restricting public access to such lands and prevent...

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