Are you really trying to demolish these property owner’s homes?

No. Since 2015, county public health officials have been working with these property owners to reach a compromise that meets the objectives of the environmental health code while allowing them to live in a manner that does not infringe upon their way of life. The property owners have been unwilling to comply with the rules and regulations that have been in place in Lenawee County for decades and that all other citizens must comply with. County public health officials have been and are still willing to discuss options for gaining compliance. The sole objective of the County in this matter is to fulfill its duty to protect the public health of county residents

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1. Are you really trying to demolish these property owner’s homes?
2. Why are you persecuting your citizens for their religious beliefs?
3. Why are you requiring them to violate their beliefs by installing modern plumbing and electricity in their homes?
4. What are the “safe options” for outhouses?
5. Is the main issue the lack of a cement vault underneath the outhouse?
6. What are the specific threats to human health and harm from systems currently in use?
7. What is the difference between what these property owner’s are doing and the bio-solids that are sprayed on Lenawee County farms? They both contain human waste that then enters our water cycle.
8. This is their personal property and they have the right to do on it what they want. They aren’t harming anyone. Why should any government entity tell you what to do on your personal property?
9. There are Amish communities all over this state and country not being forced to give up their ways and modernize against their religious tenants. Why in Lenawee County?
10. My neighbor/friend/someone I know has a camper set up in a yard. How is that different than these property owners?