Cashion City Commissioners Enact Airport Zoning Ordinance

Cashion, the small community north of Sheppard Air Force Base, now has an airport zoning ordinance in effect.

Cashion City Commissioners unanimously voted on Monday evening to enact the ordinance that would regulate and restrict the height of structures and natural objects above 150 feet north of Cashion Road and 100 feet south of Cashion Road.

Robyn Murphy, Cashion's mayor, says the ordinance also prohibits outdoor lighting from being directed toward Sheppard, and adds limitations to the use of property in the city in an effort to avoid airport hazards.

"It means that we are showing our support of Sheppard Air Force Base to stay here and it also means that we have control now over our land that if; to say no to a huge apartment complex or something to that sort of nature coming in," Murphy says. 

The ordinance states violators of the new regulations face a fine of up to $50 per day for each violation.

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