Just a few weeks ago, the Frankfort/Franklin County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission (Planning Commission) voted six to three against rezoning nearly 100 acres of land owned by Ron Tierney from Agricultural to Industrial.  The property is located at 690 Duncan Road. The Franklin County Fiscal Court’s planning staff had previously recommended a zone change to Industrial due to the subject property’s proximity to the surrounding industrial land and its designation within our existing Comprehensive Land Use Map as a future employment center. 

The six appointed members of the planning commission voting against the zone change request include Bill May, Brent Sweger, Paul Looney, Tim Luscher, Darrell Sanderson and Patti Cross. Some of these folks have extensive experience serving on our planning commission, and some have a long record of being roadblocks to economic progress and growth in our community over the past 30 years. Some members are personal and professional friends of mine. I’m very fond of many of them as individuals. My comments here refer to their approach and decision making as planning commission members.  

Rodney Williams

Rodney Williams

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