'English-Amish Conflict' Flares up in Pequea Township
May 28, 2014
A property owner knowingly violated several ordinances and ignored a written notice on April 3, according to Pequea Township's zoning officer.
And when the board of supervisors decided to give Elam Stoltzfus one more chance on May 21, several neighbors on Stoney Lane protested the decision, saying the township was showing favoritism based on his Amish heritage.
Stoltzfus violated the township's horse-boarding requirements, zoning officer Mark Deimler explained. The ordinance dictates the size and location of a stable or other outbuilding based on factors such as lot size.
At some point, Stoltzfus also installed a bridge over a stream without a permit — another violation.
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