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MAYOR RUNS INTO RESISTANCE ON HIS REQUEST FOR REZONING

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Centerfield Mayor Kim Lund, the owner of Triple L. Transport, wants to bring his Gunnison business home.

And that will apparently take more doing than the mayor had anticipated because he'll now have to convince the Planning Commission, as well as quite a few of his fellow citizens, that a 10-acre site should be rezoned from agricultural to commercial.Lund said at a public hearing that he'd like to build a new office and service facility in Centerfield. He employs about 30 people, he said, and the move would add another business to the town's inventory.

Someone who didn't like the idea of a trucking firm moving in to cause noise and a traffic problem passed around a flier advising people of the impending public meeting, and more than 50 people attended.

Some spoke in behalf of the mayor and his business. Others were adamantly opposed, saying the roar of trucks, the dust they create and the hazard they would pose to children would not only cause a devaluation of property values but a loss of peace and quiet.

Planning commissioners declined to make a decision, saying they want time to study the issue.