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"One of our planners needs to be let go so we can bring in someone else to help our community heal," said Commissioner Sid Kunz.

It was a compromise, he insisted. "I'm not saying get rid of both and cater to every farmer," although that seemed to be his druthers.

The valley has about 1,200 residents and about 8,000 subdivided lots. The Lincoln Institute has estimated that it could take 40 or 50 years for the real estate market to absorb that many units.