Equestrian Lifestyle and Enterprises Threatened in Barrington Hills
If it's happening here, it could happen in your town or county. Read from this Facebook post of July 17th and think about how you might be affected in a similar move by a government entity. Horsemen need to be united to preserve our rights to keep horses and have access to land.
Barrington Hills Chronicle Yesterday at 11:11am ·
A letter from concerned citizens regarding the proposed Drury amendment.
To All Interested in Saving Equestrian Barrington Hills and 5-
Asyou are aware two months ago, Jim Drury submitted an
amendment that would forever change the equestrian nature of Barrington Hills. It would effectively cancel all of the provisions of the present law, which has now been in existence for 15 months without one single complaint. Among other things the amendment would not allow any barn to board more than 4 horses without getting a special use permit and, based on the onerous requirements proposed for the permit, it is doubtful that any large barns would be able to comply with the criteria to obtain
one. There is no doubt that this amendment, if passed, would slowly phase out equestrian activity in the village through attrition, and few, if any, boarding facilities with more than 4 horses would be allowed. The Village’s Zoning Board of Appeals met in June and set up a timeline to discuss horse boarding for the July and August meetings, with the vote on the Drury amendment not to be considered until the September meeting, after the committee had explored all options and received other input and opinions. Then, in what was no doubt a carefully orchestrated tendentious plot by President McLaughlin and his cronies, the hearing on the Drury
Amendment was suddenly changed to Monday July 18th and the required notice sent out on the last allowable day, Friday July 1st.
This was the beginning of the July 4th weekend when most people were traveling and probably unable to notice the small-print legal notice in the Herald. This intentional deception is just another example of the nefarious conduct that has become a hallmark of the McLaughlin administration. It is imperative that as many people as possible pack the Village Hall on Monday night to speak against this amendment and the mendacious way that the administration handled the scheduling of the hearing. Please send this notice to as many people as possible and be at the Village Hall on Monday at 7:30 PM. See you then. READ A FOLLOWUP STORY ON FACEBOOK