HUSTONVILLE - A detailed planning and zoning plan for Lincoln County is weeks away from a first reading, but some citizens of Hustonville are already starting to rally against it.
"Hustonville has taken on a little growth. But I feel like if planning and zoning come along, they're going to leave. They're not going to want to pay for this or another (permit)," Linda Russell, speaking as a citizen and a member of the city's 2004 festival committee, told the City Council Tuesday night.
Russell said the committee is worried the new plan will limit its choices when hanging Christmas decorations in the town.
Council member Hank Smith said even if Lincoln County Fiscal Court passes the planning and zoning plan early next year, it will not apply to the city.
Several years ago, former mayor Eugene Hafley voted to not include Hustonville in the countywide project.
That plan has grown to fill 82 pages, finalized by the Lincoln County/Cedar Creek Planning and Zoning Committee several months ago.