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No to Edgewood plan Editor, The Sun: We are writing as the owners of Buck Pond Farm on Paynes Mill Road. Buck Pond was founded in 1783 by Colonel Thomas Marshall. We have owned this 300-acre farm for 22 years. We are primarily an equine operation with 75 Thoroughbreds on the farm. We also raise cattle and have 10 employees. The proposed Edgewood Farm development is an encroachment on the Agricultural/Equine Preserve District. This development will also increase the flooding in the Paynes Mill Road, Williams Lane and Big Sink Pike areas. The flooding negatively impacts our equine operation now and will be exacerbated by the additional impervious areas proposed in this development. One of the drawing cards to our farm and others in this area is the scenic rural character of our neighborhood. Our clients do business with us, and the neighboring farms because of the existing agricultural buffer between our farms and the Urban Service Boundary. Our family has been in Woodford County for over 200 years. Our most recent project has been a partnership, which built Daisy Hill Assisted Living Facility. We consider this a high quality, urban infill project on a major corridor in downtown Versailles. We oppose this development plan and we ask that the Planning Commission adhere to the Comprehensive Plan and follow suit, and focus infill and redevelopment on the land that is inside the existing Urban Service Area. They should vote no on the Edgewood development Karen Arnold Doug Arnold Versailles

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