My advice? Send the 'few' somewhere else
Existing stables: Evolution or extinction?

Whoa: What stable has paved parking?

FORT COLLINS, Colorado -- County commissioners interrupted the joint working session on new rules for horse stables Wednesday night, and challenged the direction proposed rules are taking. 
"I have never been to a horse boarding stable that has a paved parking area," said Larimer County commissioner Steve Johnson. "This is part of the problem. This is why no one is complying with the code."
"Ninety-nine out of 100 horse boarding stables in the county, nobody is complaining about," said commissioner Tom Donnelly. "It seems like this meeting is completely off track what we were talking about. I don’t even want to continue."
"Some of what we’re looking at here is much, much bigger than just horse business," said commssioner Lew Gaiter. "Let’s get the code right … We’re in the 21st century now, it's time to do some things differently."
Wednesday marked the last joint working session for the working group, planning commissioners (they have a preliminary advisory vote), county commissioners (they have the final vote), and county staff before the proposed new land use rules go to the public for feedback April 6.
Staff have proposed rolling horse stables into tough standards designed for general business, a stance many of the working group members oppose.
"Horses have agricultural uses," said working group member Trisha Swift. "You can’t just say, oh, it has to be just like a home occupation."
"I don’t understand the controversy being that difficult," said county commissioner Roger Morgan. "You need to have an access that is safe. The public is entitled to at least park their car somewhere where they don’t step into two inches of mud."
Existing stables: Evolution or extinction?

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