Jere Lord singled out unfairly for zoning violation |

Jere Lord singled out unfairly for zoning violation

We read with interest the article in the Summit Daily News Nov. 14 where someone wants Jere Lord, doing business as the Snow and Landscape Farmer, to move his equipment out of his yard fronting the bike trail at Bill’s Ranch.

We have lived in this county nearly four years now and are located near Jere’s property. We walk our dog, run and hike the bike trail and vicinity almost daily and see no reason why he cannot retain his vehicles on his property.

He has the room for them and should not be made to rent space elsewhere. I don’t know for sure but suspect he has been in that location for years and bought the property for that specific reason. There is room for his business equipment. Mr. Lord keeps his equipment parked in an orderly fashion and isn’t overly noisy or trashy. There are numerous other spots in the county with old cars, trailers and debris piled willy-nilly. Really, it seems to be an American right to save stuff on one’s land for the day it is needed. Mr. Lord is not the first, or last, or anywhere near the worst in this category.

We feel Mr. Lord is being targeted unjustly, singled out for action that may deprive him of his livelihood. We ask that this action not be taken against this fellow and his company.

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