Pulaski County Commissioners Approve Land-Use Ordinance

Pulaski County Commissioners Tracey Shorter, Kenneth Boswell, Michael Tiede

In a unanimous decision by the Pulaski County Commissioners, Pulaski County now has at least some form of zoning regulation now with the Commissioners’ approval of the land-use ordinances and maps as presented by the planning commission.

According to Planning Commission President Don Good, the documents are based primarily on how the land is being used in terms of businesses, cemeteries, residential areas, and agricultural areas. Good also indicated that the land-use ordinances and maps will not require people to go through a lot of “red tape,” but are instead focused on protecting landowners.

One of the biggest problems with the construction of this proposal was starting from scratch, said Good. The Planning Commission relied heavily on what other communities have done, but adapted the proposal into something representative of Pulaski County and its strong farming economy.