Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Mary Lee Carter supports the 3-acre ag lot proposal that passed
Planning Commissioner Mary Lee Carter just called me out during the meeting. Of course, I wanted to help her clear up her concerns so I decided to provide her with the information that she wanted, but in case you missed it on television here’s the scoop:
Mary Lee Carter, chairwoman of the Planning Commission, asked the deputy county attorney if she could ask me, "the press," a question. She was upset about the 3-acre editorial this week and how it was incorrect. I looked at her and nodded that she could ask me questions. She wanted to know if the editorial was corrected. It was corrected.
I wrote a blog post here about the 3-acre editorial and the error in it. The correction yesterday stated that it was the planning department that recommended the commissioners vote down the proposal to allow for 3-acre agricultural lots. But I gave the editorial department the wrong vote. Mary Lee Carter was absent from this vote, and the real vote count was 5-1 in favor of it. Mary Lee said she was sick and missed voting on what became the biggest issue so far this year for the county. I told her that the vote in the correction was wrong, but the bottomline is still the same: the Planning Commission recommended supervisors approve the 3-acre lot proposal. Ms. Carter said if she was here, she would have voted for it anyway.
I hope this puts to rest the confusion. Up next is a vote on whether there will be about $1,500 in fees to apply for a 3-acre lot division.