Wedding Venue Permit Near Greenland Could be Appealed

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) — The Washington County Quorum Court voted Thursday to consider appealing a judge’s decision that once approved a permit for a wedding venue near Greenland.

People that live near the land oppose the issuance of the permit saying they don’t want the traffic that would come with the venue.

The owner of the land, Terry Presley, sued the county last year.

He said he doesn’t understand why the Quorum Court refuses to listen to it’s own advisers.

“I bought the property and trying to improve the property,” Presley said. “It was recommended approval by the full time planning staff paid by the county. Their assessment was it was much like a church. The planning committee also voted to approve it.”

Though neighbors are against the venue, the planning staff approved it because they say Presley addressed most of the complaints they presented.

The Quorum Court also voted to approve a permit for a vintage trailer resort.

Owners of the Flamingo Springs Camper Resort have been planning the idea for months.

The area will feature several themed trailers for visitors to stay overnight.

One county justice of the peace says the plan has been approved or a while, but had to be officially voted on during a Quorum Court session.

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