Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 9, 2003
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The Natchez Democrat
NATCHEZ &045;&045; Those who want to see what the county’s comprehensive plan has in store for them may have to wait a little longer.
The Adams County Board of Supervisors had tentatively set Dec. 22 as the date of a public hearing on the proposed plan.
But in a special meeting Monday, supervisors voted to postpone such a hearing until early next year. An exact date has yet to bet set as of Monday.
When asked why the move was made, supervisors said it is simply because the plan isn’t finished yet.
&uot;There’s nothing for the public to see yet,&uot; said supervisors Vice President Darryl Grennell.
&uot;The supervisors haven’t even been able to see it yet,&uot; said supervisors President Lynwood Easterling. &uot;It (the hearing) is still going to happen in the near future, but it may be into next year.&uot;
Easterling said he stands by his assertion that such a plan is needed to protect homeowners’ property values, especially in situations where industries might move adjacent to residential areas.
&uot;Right now, if your subdivision doesn’t have covenants, you have no protection,&uot; he said.
The Central Mississippi Planning and Development District is working with the Southwest Planning and Development District to finalize the plan.
The comprehensive plan, which the county began working on in the 1990s, is meant to serve as a guide through 2020 for development of land, transportation and facilities in Adams County, those working closely with the plan have said.
It would include some zoning ordinances and would also show proposed improvements to schools, recreation,) and the Sheriff’s Office and administration buildings based on population projections.