Purchase photos

Planning commission talks about special permits


The Ellis County Joint Planning Commission will be reviewing special event permit regulations prior to its May 26 meeting.

An application for such a permit could be filed later this year to allow a music festival in rural Ellis County, according to Zoning Administrator Dale Wing.

"I personally don't think it's a very good location, but the county commission has requested that we look at Article 31 to see if there are changes or recommendations that we need to make to them on permit fees and additional criteria that we might require," Wing said.

Some concerns with a potential permit application include fire protection, crowd control and sufficient ingress and egress to the location.

The issue is expected to be on the May meeting agenda.