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Please Join Us Tonight and/or Write a Letter March 18, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — caroline@LFC @ 10:25 am
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This is a reminder that the ZJ Farm appeal is tonight, Wednesday, March 18th at 5:30pm at the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque St. in Iowa City in the 2nd floor boardroom.  Please join us in our support of Susan Jutz if you can make it.

If you can’t attend – please consider writing a letter of support.  Letters an be emailed to Johnson County Planning and Zoning and the Board of Supervisors – please cc Susan Jutz.  Email addresses follow at the bottom of this post.

At issue is whether or not public, community events can be held on Susan’s 90 acre farm without a special $250 conditional use permit issued by the County. Recently, the County determined that Susan would need to apply for the permit each time she invites groups of people out to her farm for farm tours and harvest events.  Susan is arguing that community events – field days, farm tours, harvest events – are an integral part of agriculture.  In essence, that they _are_ agriculture.

Contact emails:

Susan Jutz (ZJ Farm), localharvestcsa@southslope.net

Rick Dvorak (Planning and Zoning), rdvorak@co.johnson.ia.us

Terrence Neuzil (Supervisor), tneuzil@co.johnson.ia.us

Larry Meyers (Supervisor), lmeyers@co.johnson.ia.us

Sally Stutsman (Supervisor), sstutsma@co.johnson.ia.us

Rod Sullivan (Supervisor), rsullivan@co.johnson.ia.us

Pat Harney (Supervisor), pharney@co.johnson.ia.us

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