San Juan County Council will conduct a public hearing on a proposed ordinance changing the rules regarding Farm/Ag Conservation Land at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 20 in the Eastsound Fire Station, 45 Lavender Lane, Orcas Island.
Properties in the Current Use Farm/Ag Conservation Land receive tax breaks because the property may be farmed in the future. The proposed ordinance would remove the 10-year limitation.
The Council has proposed removing another restriction. Currently only properties which could be sub-divided can be enrolled in the program. The proposed ordinance would open up the program to more property owners by removing the sub-dividable rule.