One year later, commission rescinds EEZ order

One year after issuing a pair of court orders to enable the development of an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in the county, the Callaway County Commission has voted to rescind those mandates.

The commission took action on the orders Oct. 22 after months of waiting for a new zone map based on recent census data.

“The Department of Economic Develpment was supposed to redraw that based on the census in 2012, and we were waiting to see the new map before deciding (whether to move forward with creating the EEZ),” Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer said. “We got tired of waiting on it, and decided to take action.”

Kritzer said the first court order would have created the EEZ in Callaway, while the second would have allowed for the creation of the EEZ Board. Both orders initially were issued Oct. 23, 2012.

With so much time having passed without any action being taken, Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said the county’s governing body simply wanted to resolve the issue.

“For us it was something hanging out there in limbo without any follow-up,” Jungermann said. “We decided we wanted to try to clean that loose end up before 2014.”

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