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More than 10 citizen comments requesting a delay of the demolition,
Only one citizen supported demolition because after 3 years the groups supporting the house have not accomplished any viable plan to make the house safe, much less staff it to be an attraction to historical tourists,
Blaine Dunn, a Board of Supervisor for Red Bud District appeared to be the most interested and motivated to save the Clowser House expressed worry he didnt want to be surprised that the Public Works Committee suddenly authorizes demolition without further Board of Supervisor input
Bob Hess, (Gainesboro Supervisor) offers an amendment requiring the Public Works Committee to report their views back to the Board of Supervisors, ensuring the Board of Supervisors have final say.
So the next step is to suss out the determinations of the Public Works Committee.What they will most likely discuss is safety and liability and cost. Nothing will be about the treasure chest of a story. Which is okay. This is the process. Then the Board of Supervisors will act on that recommendation.
We will be there for that.
My recommendation? That the Board stop being passive and wait on non profit organizations. We need the Board as an active partner to save the county's rural heritage --- you know --- one of those empty core values governments post on their websites :)