McMahan: “happy” and “glad”

The lead plaintiff in a zoning challenge against Oconee County says he’s happy and glad for Judge McIntosh’s ruling which holds that a county’s zoning rules may not conflict with the protections offered under South Carolina’s Right to Farm Act. David McMahan expressed uncertainty as to the direct ramifications of the judge’s ruling, but he expects there will be some sort of negotiations between his attorney and Oconee County’s legal representative. In an interview yesterday with 96.3/WGOG NEWS, McMahan speculated those negotiations may lead to some kind of change to the county’s agricultural residential district zoning classification which was applied to McMahan’s property and that of neighboring property over the objection of the plaintiffs. They had wanted a traditional rural zoning classification which, they say, gives them more freedom to use their property for agricultural purposes.