Slope solution back on table and rightfully so

Published 5:56pm Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Planning board members once again will turn their conversation toward slope thresholds in relation to the county’s building regulations during their upcoming meeting Feb. 14.

There is a reason slope percentages continue to come up again and again. Polk County needs them.

Commissioners rescinded the county’s mountainside and ridgeline protection ordinance (MRPO) ignoring a former steep slope proposal from the planning board. They did so despite a crowd of voices at the commission meeting who spoke in favor of protections of some sort for the area’s mountainsides.

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