There has been a lot of talk recently about the solar farm near Orestes and how it relates to the county’s comprehensive plan.

It seems we all need a splash of cold water on the face to remember that the land the county is counting on to achieve these goals is private property. Likely that property belongs to someone with a family to take care of, like is the case for me.

Before this project came along, I had intended to sell my land after my mother passes away. Now, I have an opportunity that will help me take care of her, and I’ll be able to keep the land and pass it down.

Don’t we still believe in personal property rights and for families to make decisions on how to achieve their own comprehensive plan?

Patty Shrock