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Cashion Residents Oppose Airport Zoning Ordinance
City leaders in Cashion, the small community north of Sheppard Air Force Base, will soon be voting on a possible Airport Zoning Ordinance but first, they'll have to hear from their Cashion neighbors.
Many of whom say they're just now finding out about this ordinance.
The residents we talked with are upset that they have not been kept in the loop about this possible ordinance.
They say the Cashion City Commission has not given them enough information to form an opinion.
Cashion Commissioners, who also work as the Airport Zoning Commission, met on Monday and are looking to pass an Airport Zoning Ordinance that would regulate and restrict the height of structures and natural objects inside the city limits to avoid airport hazards.
They say the ordinance shows the community's support of Sheppard and its mission.
However, residents like Gloria Jenkins are against the ordinance. She says Cashion incorporated to get away restrictions that may be imposed by the City of Wichita Falls.
"We moved out here for a reason," Jenkins says. "We incorporated for a reason and if you start putting zoning; there's no need. Why incorporate?"
Jenkins says, "We lose rights everyday and we incorporated to maintain our property rights out here in 2000 and we've been fine for 14 years."
Also, she says there is a way for Sheppard and Cashion residents to coexist without an airport zoning ordinance.
The three members of the Cashion City Commission declined to comment on the story.
The commissioners can't vote on an ordinance until they hold a public hearing.
The public hearing will be held March 24 at 7 p.m. at Cashion City Hall located at 354 Baker Rd.