Judge dismisses Oysterville appeal

Pacific County will not grant permit for the Oysterville Sea Farms operation.

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Pacific County will not have the opportunity to appeal a September District Court decision that was largely favorable to oyster-grower Dan Driscoll.

Since summer 2014, Driscoll has been engaged in a legal dispute with county authorities about what business activities should be allowed at Oysterville Sea Farms, his historic Oysterville cannery. While Driscoll maintains that a long-standing ‘grandfathering’ agreement gives him the right to operate a small seafood and souvenir shop on the site, the county Department of Community Development alleged that Driscoll overstepped his grandfathering agreement and violated zoning policies intended to protect the surrounding environment.

(READ MORE: The Daily Astorian)

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