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New developments for the Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustments. 

The deadline to apply for the board is now extended to June 4th. This vacant seat has been at the center of controversy.

It's the zoning board that will decide the eventual fate of the Madison Food Park. Also sometimes referred to as the slaughterhouse.

Originally a string of restrictions were included for applicants.
For example, anyone who lived within a seven mile radius of the slaughterhouse couldn't apply.
But those restrictions have since been changed.  

"Since we got a push back from those restrictions we decided to take those off and make a redo a do over," said Larson. 

In a press release from the commission, they stated the reason behind the restrictions were to insure impartial and unbiased candidates for the board. 
we want people who are opened minded and can make their own minds up on issues that come forward. 

That is a key responsibility he says because the commission does not give the board direction they get their the information from the planning board and decide from there. 
Not only have the restrictions changed, but so has the deadline for the applications.
Originally posted on April 13th, all applications were due May 3rd.
However, commissioner Larson said they must give at least a month's notice to the public.
Even though the posting hasn't been up the full month, Larson said the commission is surprised by just how few people have applied so far.

"It really surprised us that some of the ones that had applied in the first round  and then we had  to take that back, Didn't really and there were some very good ones in that group,"said Larson. 

 They only have ten applicants. The deadline to apply is June th at 5 pm.  The commission will then release the names June 12th. 

Applications must be hand-delivered to the commissions office. The term lasts for two years and is without compensation. 

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