Controversy over a New LDS Church in Teton Valley Idaho

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Real Estate Broker Owner with West Group Real Estate

I did not imagine there would be a time in Teton County Idaho that the proposal of building a new Church would be controversial. The LDS Church proposed a new Church House along the Highway just North of Victor that would provide services for people from county Road 4000 south to the Wyoming State line.

churchWhat is the controversy? Some feel that a church is not a good fit for the scenic corridor along the Highway. Some had issue with the height of the steeple. The church would like a steeple that is higher than the currently allowed height restriction.

County commissioners voted to deny the application 2 to 1. News Channel 8 story on the County’s decision.

My thoughts:

·         A church of any denomination would be a great thing to have in the scenic corridor.

·         Although one Commissioner stated traffic as an issue – Sunday mornings are not a busy time for traffic at this location.

·         In a time of economic hardship – let’s embrace new construction.

·         When a good use is not consistent with the comprehensive plan – change the plan.

With so many problems facing us in our community, our country and our world, why is this an issue?

 

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Tony, thank you for the clarification. I hope the people of our county will become more informed about the real facts and quit listening to the propaganda machine of VARD.

April 24, 2012 06:42 AM
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Bob - For the record. I am pro distillery and pro Church. This is America - I thought we had the right to choose.

April 24, 2012 06:43 AM
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Hey Ron - Some will drink Vodka on Saturday and take Sacrament on Sunday. :)

April 24, 2012 06:44 AM
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Thank you all for your comments. The most important thing today is to become aware of the issues and take part in our government at every level. Vote - it is the greatest opportunity for your voice to be heard. If you don't vote do you have the right to complain?

April 24, 2012 06:46 AM
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EXACTLY  Sondra. Thank you.

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