John Wright

JCC rezones Gilley farmland for agricultural use

The county rezoned 150 acres of land for agricultural use Tuesday night, owned by Regjag, L.L.C. The property, which previously was zoned low density residential.

The land, owned by the Gilley family has been used for agricultural purposes since 1905, according to county staff. Right now the land is primarily used for soybeans and corn.

A 2014 conservation easement was placed on the property through the county's purchase development rights program, ceding development rights on the land for$1,175,000.

"The Planning Commission handled this request in July, the R1 A1 split seems fairly straightforward. Because of the 2014 conservation easement it appeared to be the...