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Group files complaint related to tonight's zoning meeting
Updated on: 04.01.14

Attorney Wanda Jones has filed a formal complaint with the Indiana Public Access Counselor about tonight's Brown County Board of Zoning Appeals hearing.

Jones represents clients opposing Michael Farabaugh's petition for a special exception for a public camp on his property on Gatesville Road.

The complaint alleges tonight's meeting should have been moved to a larger location to accomodate a crowd bigger than what will fit in the County Office Building's Salmon Room, the largest meeting room on county property, and that Zoning Director David Woods should have anticipated that level of interest instead of "limiting occupancy."

The complaint also says notice requirements were not met because the meeting date was not reported correctly in the Brown County Democrat until the March 26 paper. It was reported in the paper the week of March 19 that the BZA would meet on March 26 -- the fourth Wednesday, the normal meeting date. The Democrat was not notified that the board would instead meet on April 1 until the day after the March 19 paper printed.

The complaint also notes that the Farabaugh zoning petition was tabled three times.

Jones asked the PAC's office to give the complaint "priority status." Usually, the public access counselor has 30 days to issue an advisory opinion on a complaint.

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