Polk County residents had their chance to thresh the proposed UDO Monday. Citizens complained about intrusions on property rights, micromanagement from a convoluted 400-page document, economic erosion from costs of compliance, and what compels outsiders to tell people how to do what they’ve been doing just fine since Revolutionary War times.

Only a few of the 300 who showed spoke in favor of the document. As with all bad ideas these days, the proponents declared they were “excited.”

Commissioners, after a brief discussion, agreed to hold a commissioners’ workshop prior to the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 1. The aim of the workshop will be to make sure they understand the document before voting on it.