Commission rejects residents’ appeal, moves forward with land use change

After rejecting an appeal made by nearby residents Monday evening, the Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed to transmit a proposed Future Land Use Map amendment to the state for review.

Commissioners held two public hearings during their meeting Monday on the amendment application for a 55-acre parcel located on Foley Road across from the Buckeye mill which landowner Foley Timber & Land Co. hopes could be the future site of a new business here. The proposed amendment is intended to change the property from the Mixed Use Rural Residential land use category to an Industrial land use.

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