LANCASTER - Garrard Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved deed restrictions for the 28 tracts of the county farm that will be auctioned May 8 to pay down the county's debts.
The restrictions are intended to ensure basic standards for the presumed subdivision that will follow the farm's sale. They were suggested by Danny Ayres, who was selected last month by magistrates to conduct the auction.
The restrictions are: no mobile or modular homes allowed; minimum square feet for houses of 1,400 square feet of living space with attached two-car garages; minimum front setback line in front of property on Perry Rogers and Poor House roads is 50 feet, with a side setback line of 10 feet; no junk or salvage yards; and no more than one residence per tract.
Magistrate Joe Leavell questioned why tracts as large as 11 acres should be limited to single homes. Some families, he said, like to build second homes on their properties for their children. Larry Teater questioned the requirement for two-car garages.