STANFORD - Lincoln County's new planning and zoning ordinance received a first reading from the Fiscal Court Tuesday night at a public hearing, where it was met with the usual questions, slight concern, but general acceptance.
"It went well. We had several people here, had some questions. It was a tie vote, and Buckwheat broke it," said Rhonda Brown, county building inspector, referring to Judge-Executive Buckwheat Gilbert.
Magistrates Mark Denham and Bill Dyehouse voted in favor, with Earlin Cress and Terry Wilcher voting against, following the consensus of their constituents.
The 2-2 vote between magistrates reflected the opinions of some local communities that have been holding public meetings and information sessions for several months.