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Anglers Edge to remain for site-built homes
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Barry Wilkes, a resident of Colonels Island, speaks to commissioners about the restrictive covenant prohibiting the placement of mobile homes in Angler's Edge subdivision. - photo by Tiffany King

Angler’s Edge will not be turned into a mobile-home subdivision.

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners denied the petition filed by Ernest Collins, an agent of ELI Collins LLC, to rezone more than 40 acres from R-1, single-family residential, to R-2, two-family residential, for double-wide manufactured homes, Tuesday evening.

The request was first presented to the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, which recommended disproving the request.

Joel Rushing, the original developer of the subdivision, and Barry Wilkes, a resident of Colonel’s Island and whose property is next to the subdivision, spoke to the commissioners about a restrictive covenant in place that prohibits the placement of mobile homes in the subdivision. They also mentioned the depreciation of property value if Angler’s Edge became a mobile-home subdivision.

Those in favor of the rezoning, including Collins, were not in attendance.

The commissioners voted unanimously to uphold the LCPC’s recommendation to deny the petition.

Because the meeting took place after press time for the Wednesday Coastal Courier, check back later at and in the Sunday Courier for the full story.

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