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August 17, 2005

McCook commissioners again delay vote on planned deaf town

From: Aberdeen American News, SD - Aug 17, 2005

Associated Press

SALEM, S.D. - The McCook County Commission has again delayed a final vote on a zoning ordinance that would allow construction of a town that serves people who use sign language.

A group against the Laurent project told commissioners Tuesday new information suggests part of the land south of Salem was zoned incorrectly.

Supporters and opponents now plan to make sure the ordinance is clear before taking it to the commission for a final vote.

Opponents could then gather petitions and force a public vote.

Commissioners have spent months grappling with the ordinance, which will govern future projects in the county.

Laurent needs a new zoning ordinance because the county's use-based zoning does not allow for construction of a town.

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