Draft ordinances for opening the entire city to commercial crop farming, and opening more areas for farmers to sell their produce, got a positive reception Thursday from the Joint City-County Planning Committee – at least in principle.
Particular provisions and language, though, raised some questions from city and county elected officials and interested citizens about rules on compost, sheds, sales hours and advertising among other things.
It was left for the City-County Planning Department to schedule some meetings to collect public opinion and revise the draft accordingly. Planning Director Steve Medlin said meetings could be arranged within the next month and revised drafts could come back to the planning committee in November.
Dates have not been set, but a link to the current drafts is below. Comments may be sent to Senior Planner Michael Stock at Michael.Stock@DurhamNC.gov.