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Dawson County commissioners pause rollout of revised property rules
Government overreach, public health among top concerns
BOC ordinance 2023
Vietnam War veteran and local resident Michael Deweese, right, speaks about his opposition to Dawson County's forthcoming property maintenance ordinance during the BOC's Feb. 16 voting session.
After several citizens shared their heartfelt concerns Thursday, it became even clearer that Dawson County officials will have to balance public and environmental health with factors like property rights when crafting revised land use rules –a task easier said than done.