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Updated: 07/14/2017 08:30:01AM

Zoning board denies labor camp exception

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SEBRING — A zoning hearing for a labor camp near Avon Park Air Force Range pointed out two facts: residents don’t want a dozen migrant workers close to their homes, and the 199 labor camps in Highlands County don’t house as many workers these days.

Dannia Sanchez and Jesus Mendoza requested a special exception for farm labor housing — exceeding two persons — from the Zoning Board of Adjustment at a Tuesday afternoon hearing for a camp on a five-acre parcel at 5151 Michon Path.

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