by Al Bloomfield
Tuesday April 25, 2017
OCALA, FLORIDA – At the Monday evening meeting of the Marion County Planning & Zoning Commission, the highly controversial Open-Door Community Church & Evangelical Bible Mission, of Summerfield, was unanimously (6 to 0) voted down by commissioners in that church’s desire to bypass DCF and establish a “small primitive kids’ camp” in the Ocklawaha area. Local residents have risen up in a furor over the issue. Only nine people – including Gerald Bustin (the church leader), his wife Roana Bustin, and daughter Wendy Gallegos – spoke in favor of it. 25 people from the affected area spoke against it. No commissioner was inclined to support Mr. Bustin’s effort. The final decision will be made at a meeting of the Marion County Commission on May 16th in Ocala.
Sources of information for this report included Marion County government.
After your comment please leave your name, city, state or province and country. Personal attacks against other commentators are not allowed, shall not be tolerated, and shall lead to all such offending comments being summarily deleted. Thank you.