Cathy Dyson writes about King George County.
Horses and subdivisions . . . the hoof beat goes on
The issue of horses in subdivisions isn’t dead yet. Resident Amy Reese asked the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to reconsider making a change to the subdivision ordinance that says horses aren’t allowed.
She pointed out that the way the code is written, she could put bison, camels or emus on her 10-acre property or in the barn she and her husband, David, had built, just not horses.
“Why does King George all of a sudden have an issue with that particular species?” she asked about horses.
Supervisors asked the Planning Commission to look at the issue after David Reese brought his case to the board in December 2011. Planners spent almost a year discussing the ordinance and determined that making a change to allow horses would cause more problems than it solved.
Supervisors agreed last month to leave the ordinance alone.
But after Amy Reese’s appeal, the board decided to talk with the Planning Commission about it again when the two groups get together on Oct. 2 to discuss the Comprehensive Plan. That meeting is planned at 5 p.m. in the board meeting room.