Sunday, July 28, 2013

Oconee County Commissioners Set To Replace Farmland Protection Selection Committee

Passed Up Federal Funds

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night is scheduled to remove key responsibility for the county’s farmland protection program from a citizen committee that initiated the program in 1998 and has controlled the program since.

Instead, the Commissioners are set to shift responsibility for selection of farms for the program to a committee they appoint and control.