Why would the County want to put thousands of acres of industry literally right across the street from Union Lake?
Now, don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
(Included in comment letter, originally from Joni Mitchell song that some readers may recall)
The county then shelved the Comprehensive Plan for four years, and for unknown reasons decided to resurrect it at a time when it is unsafe for any of us to participate in the process.
It does not seem logical that those individuals living close by this area would have their lifestyle taken away when so clearly there are other options.
The data and analyses that support major premises ... should be referenced in the Plan.
Since Rice County has no written plan yet of its own to address the growing threats of climate change and to specifically ensure protection of the environment, I suggest that the Rice County Comprehensive Plan would benefit from following the lead of Northfield’s Climate Action Plan to help it build-in safeguards with respect to land use.