Lancaster County Commissioners sparred over land use at a County Board staff meeting.
Dr. David Samani has been told by Building and Safety Director Mike Merwick that no only can the good Doctors friends not ride on the land, Dr. Samani and his children are forbidden from riding there as well.
How can the city of Lincoln extend their land management authority to property owners outside of the city limits proper?
In it's infinate wisdom the state legislature has given the city of Lincoln a 3 mile variance that allows them to regulate that far out of town.
Larry Hundkins is obviously sided with the property owners, when he expressed the idea that, under the current city zoning ordinances, Merwick could start "cracking down" on farmers running loud agriculture equipment or checking thier property with all-terrain vehicles.
Commissioner Ray Stevens has disagreed publicly with Hudkins on the subject. Commissioner Bernie Heier "took a powder" during the during the meeting, because he was to scared to speak to an issue that will potentionally end up in litigation.
When asked specific questions about a conversation with Dr. Samani, Merwick refused to answer hiding behind "advice from the county attorneys office."
From Merwicks authoritarian perspective the controversy is over, he has decreed that a property owner has absolutely no right to the enjoyment of his own land, and you can take that to court.