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I been in negotiations to buy some undeveloped property that was behind my subdivision. It was going to be a 3rd phase but they never completed it because of drainage issues. Once the neighborhood found out I bought it everybody was beating on my door wanting to buy extra lots to add on the the back of their property. Well I politely told them I was had got the zoning changed back to agricultural so I could clean it up and put some cattle on it. Guess how that went. You guessed it sailed like a lead duck lol they are all mad now saying I am going to stink up and devalue their property.

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I been in negotiations to buy some undeveloped property that was behind my subdivision. It was going to be a 3rd phase but they never completed it because of drainage issues. Once the neighborhood found out I bought it everybody was beating on my door wanting to buy extra lots to add on the the back of their property. Well I politely told them I was had got the zoning changed back to agricultural so I could clean it up and put some cattle on it. Guess how that went. You guessed it sailed like a lead duck lol they are all mad now saying I am going to stink up and devalue their property.

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ur bad-tim.bergfeld. but i love ur thinking:lolol:
 

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You got the zoning on your side.
 

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I been in negotiations to buy some undeveloped property that was behind my subdivision. It was going to be a 3rd phase but they never completed it because of drainage issues. Once the neighborhood found out I bought it everybody was beating on my door wanting to buy extra lots to add on the the back of their property. Well I politely told them I was had got the zoning changed back to agricultural so I could clean it up and put some cattle on it. Guess how that went. You guessed it sailed like a lead duck lol they are all mad now saying I am going to stink up and devalue their property.

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Congratulations on the purchase. I would be hard pressed to not respond with the following: "You had the same opportunity that I did. If you wanted to control the property, you should have bought it. You didn't, I did. I think cows will be an improvement as neighbors."

I would try not to say that but sometimes stuff just slips out. . .

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I have done similar things with properties, it is amazing that when you are done everyone wants a piece. Sometimes I think there is jealousy involved as they did not think of it. I am working on exactly the same thing right now, they cut the sub division down and the field is directly behind our property.
 

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Hiya,

Good for you, city folk get cranky when someone else besides them figures something out and gets ahead of them.

You could always put milk cows and start a small dairy, that way you could sell ice cream, yogurt and raw milk like the family in the next town up did with the same type purchase a few years ago. Now they are on the top 10 list for best ice cream in the state, the place is mobbed in the summer.
 

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:lolol:need some cattle, I'll let you borrow some
 

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Hiya,

Good for you, city folk get cranky when someone else besides them figures something out and gets ahead of them.

You could always put milk cows and start a small dairy, that way you could sell ice cream, yogurt and raw milk like the family in the next town up did with the same type purchase a few years ago. Now they are on the top 10 list for best ice cream in the state, the place is mobbed in the summer.
raw ice cream is the best there is. congrats on the purchase!:yahoo:
 

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Many of the "posters" here are assuming that the neighbors you speak of are from the "CITY". I don't think you mentioned that in your original post. How did you get the zoning changed back to agricultural without your neighbors knowing about it prior to the change being granted. I'm in the middle of farms here in SC. One of my neighbors recently petitioned the county for a change in zoning from commercial-agricultural use to strictly ag. use. Everyone received a letter from the county about it & was invited to speak their mind over it at a hearing.

If your neighbors were not advised of zone change, you may find yourself & the planning board members in a law suit. I'm just saying your OP here is a little short on details. I don't know how close your neighbors are to you property wise, but would you like to have your house, back yard, swimming pool subjected to the conditions livestock bring even when they are properly cared for. I'm not speaking against you, but I think you need to consider the impact you could put on your neighbors, including their property values & re sale issues. We all bust our A....'s to get part of the American dream. No one wants to see their part of the dream torn to shreds.
 

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Tim I think you went wrong when you told them you were thinking about cattle. You should have told them you were thinking about a pig farm. They would be much happier with cattle.:lol:
 

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Well I politely told them I was had got the zoning changed back to agricultural so I could clean it up and put some cattle on it. Guess how that went. You guessed it sailed like a lead duck lol they are all mad now saying I am going to stink up and devalue their property.
Good strategy! If they are serious about avoiding the cattle they will offer big $$ and you will end up with a great short term investment.

Similar strategy employed nearby recently a couple times.....A couple guys bought an empty, sizeable island in the middle of the Susquehanna and said they were going to build a bridge to it and look into putting a casino on it. That got everyone in a fit....boaters hated it, nature people hated it, small nearby town where the supposed bridge was to terminate hated it. Within two years these groups got the state to buy back the island for 5 times what the guys paid for it. I am 99.999% sure this was their plan from the beginning.

Another guy nearby had land he tried and failed to get to perc for about 5 years so he could build houses on it. He was stuck with a hayfield he didn't want. Said he was going to get zoning for a pig farm which didn't go over well with those worried about controlling runoff into the bay. The 'cousin connection' solved his problem when the state bought the land off him (making him big $$) and spent more $$ creating an arboretum (tree sanctuary) and nature trail complete with a solar powered potty shack. This tree sanctuary happens to border on a couple thousand acre state forest. Did we really need to spend tax money planting trees in a field bordering a state forest?!!? If they would have waited 5 years all kinds of native trees would have planted themselves.....for free! :banghead:
 

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I think the Hog operation is a great idea. I would also try to stay with a large free range hog operation....confinement is so inhumane:mocking:
Not sure about Ohio, but a lot of western states are open range states. That means if a property owner doesn't want livestock on their land, it's the responsibility of the property owner to put up a fence to keep animals out and not the responsibility of the stock owner to fence his animals in.

Might be an interesting bit of information to share with the neighbors as well. :laugh: :laugh:
 

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Many of the "posters" here are assuming that the neighbors you speak of are from the "CITY". I don't think you mentioned that in your original post. How did you get the zoning changed back to agricultural without your neighbors knowing about it prior to the change being granted. I'm in the middle of farms here in SC. One of my neighbors recently petitioned the county for a change in zoning from commercial-agricultural use to strictly ag. use. Everyone received a letter from the county about it & was invited to speak their mind over it at a hearing.

If your neighbors were not advised of zone change, you may find yourself & the planning board members in a law suit. I'm just saying your OP here is a little short on details. I don't know how close your neighbors are to you property wise, but would you like to have your house, back yard, swimming pool subjected to the conditions livestock bring even when they are properly cared for. I'm not speaking against you, but I think you need to consider the impact you could put on your neighbors, including their property values & re sale issues. We all bust our A....'s to get part of the American dream. No one wants to see their part of the dream torn to shreds.
I was thinking almost the same thing. Here in Penna there would be an advertised hearing at the board meetings open to the public, but they don't typically send out letters unless they anticipate an issue might be brewing. If hearings are held, and advertised in the papers, and no one comes and complains, then they missed their chance and there would be no lawsuits. However, if there were no hearings at all, could be an issue. Wishing good luck on this!
 

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There may have been a clause when they changed the zone from AG to residential that if the developer failed to develop the land than it can be reverted back AG.
 

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My nephew rented some land to a guy that raised hogs,,,
the land was 2 miles from the nearest home.

They wanted to ride the guy out of the county on a rail!!
that was after they would tar and feather him.. :nunu:

My nephew got threats!! :flag_of_truce:

When the lease was up, my nephew politely did not renew it,,,
he told the guy he needed the land to raise more corn,,, :dunno:

HOGS, the way to get rid of neighbors!! :lolol:
 

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Many of the "posters" here are assuming that the neighbors you speak of are from the "CITY". I don't think you mentioned that in your original post. How did you get the zoning changed back to agricultural without your neighbors knowing about it prior to the change being granted. I'm in the middle of farms here in SC. One of my neighbors recently petitioned the county for a change in zoning from commercial-agricultural use to strictly ag. use. Everyone received a letter from the county about it & was invited to speak their mind over it at a hearing.

If your neighbors were not advised of zone change, you may find yourself & the planning board members in a law suit. I'm just saying your OP here is a little short on details. I don't know how close your neighbors are to you property wise, but would you like to have your house, back yard, swimming pool subjected to the conditions livestock bring even when they are properly cared for. I'm not speaking against you, but I think you need to consider the impact you could put on your neighbors, including their property values & re sale issues. We all bust our A....'s to get part of the American dream. No one wants to see their part of the dream torn to shreds.
I think you misread his post. He's putting cows on HIS property. Not on theirs. Their property is not getting torn to shreds and their American Dream is still intact and unchanged.
 
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