I’m not sure, I am writing this post to spur discussion.

The 4 Amendment states;

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

I guess the way I look at it is if a property owner gives permission to inspect their property by government officials it is okay, but without that permission, I’m not sure how they have the right to inspect (except from the public right-of-way or aerial view).

I think by allowing this in Lincoln County we are going down a very slippery slope of government intrusion of our private property.

Came across this article today, maybe I lapsed reading about this getting this far in the local media, please correct me if I missed anything;

Lincoln County, S.D. fights for the right kind of road

​In today’s world of economic development, transportation is one of the key elements. Lincoln County, S.D. recognized this fact and became proactive in developing an interchange that would see 2,100 acres being developed into commercial, light industrial and residential areas that would profit two school districts, three communities and the county itself.

Lincoln County is located in the southeastern portion of South Dakota and includes part of Sioux Falls, the largest city in the state. Sioux Falls is a major trade area for a four-state region and boasts two large health care providers that are nationally recognized for their medical research.

The county has seen significant growth over the past 10 years, doubling in size to an urbancentered 50,000-plus population​ from a mainly rural population of 24,000. The transformation of this county to urban from rural has been a challenge for the Board of Commissioners, as has keeping a proper balance between the two and providing necessary funds to support this growth.
Interstate 29 runs the length of Lincoln County’s borders, which has provided for increased transportation opportunities. Just north of its boundaries is Interstate 90, running east and west. In addition to ground transportation, Lincoln County is fortunate to own a small regionally significant airport that has seen increased activity over the past several years. It has been used for commercial purposes attracting business usage.
Upon learning that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) was scheduled to provide an overpass on Interstate 29 for 85th Street, which would be a main artery for transportation into the city of Sioux Falls, a group of land owners petitioned the FHWA to consider an interchange instead of an overpass in order to open up opportunity for economic growth. Ascertaining that the interchange was not being considered by the Federal Highway Administration, the county engaged in a conversation with the South Dakota Department of Transportation to determine if arrangements could be made at a state and local level to provide for this interchange.
Commissioners Dale Long and Jim Schmidt held several meetings with the Department of Transportation​ Secretary Darrin Berquist and South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard (R). After several weeks of deliberation and negotiations, the end result was that the county would take the lead in borrowing $15
million to be combined with private investment of $4 million. The state provided the cash flow necessary to
secure the land for the interchange. The deal was struck.
This is the first time in the history of the state that a public-private partnership has been successfully put together for the sole purpose of economic development. One of the state legislators is further investigating
that this area be designated as an enterprise zone, which could further be a model for the rest of the state to follow.
NACo President Riki Hokama has made transportation one of the major planks in his administration. The challenge that counties face is to provide increased revenue to meet the demands that are placed upon them. Lincoln County is no exception. As the county looked towards its future, the commissioners
recognized that without continued economic growth they would be facing a revenue shortfall in the next
five to seven years.
Rather than waiting for this to happen, they acted on the opportunity that was presented to them to invest in
the future, increase their tax base and provide funds necessary for schools and communities.
From a South DaCola foot soldier;
This hearing could have a significant impact on future Lincoln County development policy.  A parcel that is 250 feet from city limits of Lennox,and just a few hundred feet from city utilities may be allowed to be developed as “Rural Residential”. As an un-annexed housing development, this would mean a huge loss of potential sales/excise and property tax revenues for the city of Lennox. The Lennox city attorney is on the record as feeling it would be detrimental to the city. The city engineer has stated his opposition to this approach  to this style of development.
And yet Lennox Mayor Orville Wiebers has sent a letter of support for this to the County Commission.  At the County Planning Commission on Monday night, they voted to send it to the County Commission as recommended for approval. This was despite the opposition of all the surrounding land owners, half the Lennox City Council and a petition from over 50 Lennox residents. If it becomes the policy of Lincoln county to reopen the permitting of this type of development (a moratorium has been in place for over a decade) this could change the face of development for every city in the county.
Sioux Falls, Tea, Harrisburg, Canton, Beresford, Worthing.