Keep Industry from Becoming Your Neighbor

As both industrial growth and the population continue to climb, we are faced with the task of planning the development of both these sectors with a harmonious coexistence. A lack of consideration for either will result in business interruptions for the industry sector. For the residential sector, a substantial loss of property values and quality-of-life. An example of such a situation is happening on the edge of the northern city limits in Milford, Indiana where a proposed 225 acreas surrounded by residential housing is being considered for rezoning to Industry 3. This is the heaviest industry allowed in Kosciusko County. This is your opportunity to speak out to the planners of the county. Tell them you want better planning for the use of our land. Insist they protect your neighborhood by modifying the county ordinance to include requirements for the separation of industry from residential areas. This is not a new problem and will not be resolved without many voices requesting a solution. We, the undersigned, oppose the heavy industrial development north of Milford and request land throughout the county be properly reserved for both industry and residential needs in a segregated manner. We request the Milford Town Council, the Kosciusko County Commissioners, the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals, and any other appropriate governing body to deny any request for zoning exception and/or variance, building permits, tax abatement, TIF financing, or other financial incentives for zoning conflicting with this segregation. In addition, we request the above named governing bodies determine that no Industry 3 zoned facility should be located near residential areas.

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