Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

April 28, 2012

Will vote for Darryl Riegsecker

Mr. Mike Yoder is running once again for Elkhart County commissioner. He has been the main promoter of the zoning ordinance change and has consistently stayed on the same path irregardless of the will of the people. Only months after the public outcry of farmers, businessmen, developers, Realtors and the Amish against the proposed restrictive zoning ordinance, Mr. Yoder said, the community must adjust its policies, “the most relevant one right now is our land-use and zoning ordinances.”

“Sprawl” is, simply, tax-subsidized development, says Mr. Yoder.

During the zoning battle, the Farm Bureau Board passed a resolution opposing the zoning ordinance Draft E and served notice via a Wyoming-based land rights attorney, to the Plan Commission and the commissioners of its “intent to sue” if the ordinance were to become law. In an interview three months after the vote against the ordinance Mr. Yoder stated that “groups opposed to Draft E, namely the Elkhart County Farm Bureau board of directors and the Elkhart County Tea Party, need to identify their concerns in writing.” This comment made it appear as if these groups had not clarified their opposition. In fact, the Farm Bureau board had met personally with Mr. Yoder and provided all of their concerns in writing. The Farm Bureau only resorted to the filing via an attorney because they felt their plea to stop this onerous zoning change was not being heard.

Recently Mr. Yoder stated at the Farm Bureau candidate forum night that zoning is coming, so you better get ready. This ordinance was voted down in April 2011 by the Plan Commission and yet Mr. Yoder wants to resurrect it.

I will be voting for Darryl Riegsecker on May 8!

— Susan Chilberg

Elkhart

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