|Updated: 10/26/2011 4:04 am
||Published: 10/25/2011 6:03 pm
The Pulaski County Planning and Development Board decided Tuesday to delay making a final recommendation to the quorum court on the Lake Maumelle Watershed Land Use Plan.
Hundreds of property owners packed the Pulaski County Quorum Court chambers to speak out against the plan Tuesday afternoon saying it restricts property rights.
The planning board then promised them a question and answer session within the next month.
"How will you make your decision of whether you're going to recommend this or not if you don't know the answers?" asked one woman from Hot Springs who spoke first.
After she spoke, the planning board voted unanimously to hold off on voting on its final recommendation of the watershed plan until next month.
"It looks like we're not going to vote at this meeting," said board member Lawrence Dupree.
The plan aims to protect our drinking water with the zoning regulations.
"It's ridiculous to consider me as a developer and a sub-divider when I'm giving my property to my family. It's unfair. It's almost like communism," said property owner Barbara Penney.
"I don't want you to come in and tell me what I can do to that property. I've already been threatened over that property, and I don't want it to happen again," said property owner Stella Mullins.
The Pulaski County Planning and Development Director expects a final vote November 22 with a question and answer forum in the coming weeks.
Part of the proposal allows up to 36-thousand new homes to go up in the watershed in Pulaski County. The Planning and Development Director told FOX16 it is highly unlikely developers would build that many homes in the near future.