Planning group: No to detention pond fence

Area residents rally for variance


July 13, 2022

Benny Westcott

Spring Terrace Homeowners Association members listen during the Planning Commission's meeting on July 7.

The Sweet Home Planning Commission on Thursday, July 7, denied a variance to allow a six-foot fence to be built around two sides of a detention pond on 4900 Mimosa Circle, abutting Mimosa Circle and 49th Avenue.

Spring Terrace Homeowners Association President Henry Blomberg, who applied for the variance, explained that he wanted to keep children and others out of the pond.

The request failed, 4-3. Chairman Jeffrey Parker and commissioners Eva Jurney, David Lowman and Laura Wood voted against it while commissioners Jamie Melcher, Greg Stephens and Henry Wolthuis supported it.

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