WELLS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Steve and Peggy Redelman have operated “Farm Options,” a farming provides and agricultural enterprise, for plenty of years from their Bluffton house. That enterprise faces an unsure future after the Wells County Space Plan Fee issued a violation discover in late December.
The violation focuses on a great deal of multi-use palettes that the household deems important to their enterprise. Wells County, nevertheless, considers the stack of palettes an act of “junk accumulation exercise,” in line with the official discover.
The Redelman’s have tried to repair the difficulty with out utterly disposing of the palettes. Their property does have a shelter, however it’s already occupied by their livestock. The opposite options they’re engaged on are to cowl the stacks with tarps or promoting them to would-be patrons. If nobody else buys the palettes, they’ve considered burning them to keep away from a 30-day penalty.
Like many small companies, the pandemic has been very nerve-racking to the Redelman’s and “Farm Options.” The violation got here as a shock to the couple. With out these palettes, they are saying it will likely be very troublesome to maintain their enterprise going.
“That is our livelihood,” Peggy Redelman mentioned. “Steve and I are retired. We’d like extra earnings, and we’ve obtained our youngsters right here. Each of them are gifted with wooden work, and we simply must get some start-up. That is sort of essential to us.”
WANE 15 reached out to Wells County Space Plan Fee Director Michael Lautzenheiser to know the fee’s reasoning for the violation. Lautzenheiser didn’t present any further feedback past what was said within the authentic violation letter.
The household will attraction the Wells County Space Plan Fee’s choice in early February.