It didn’t take long for the board of supervisors to take action on their proposed zoning which, along with the process itself, has been universally panned by the overwhelming majority of Northampton County’s residents.
The county administrator gave the board a “Rube Goldberg-like” mark up of zoning changes to choose from. “A”, “B” and “C” were the choices but the board was told that they were limited to “A” for the time being because the rest will have to go back out for review by the same public that has not been listened to for the last 2+ years.
The vote was predictable with the exception of Mr. Hubbard who, to the surprise of most everyone present, voted against it. Only he knows whether he was driven by a last minute pang of conscience or a desire to avoid the appearance of a potential conflict of interest in the future.
In stark contrast to the rest of the board, Mr. Hogg should be commended for the common sense, intestinal fortitude and grace he has shown while dealing with the rest of this board and county administrator. As for the remaining board members and county administrator, they should be ashamed! They have not, at all, distinguished themselves in this endeavor.
For myself, and I suspect a lot of other folks in our beautiful county, the greeting “Happy New Year!” has taken on an added dimension. January, and the new board of supervisors, can’t come soon enough!!!