Jackson County Board of Commissioners dismissed the idea of imposing a moratorium on confined animal feeding operations during its meeting Tuesday night.
At least one of the three members, however, has not ruled out the idea.
“Can we do a moratorium and exempt the present one?” Commissioner Matt Reedy asked during the meeting at the courthouse annex.
Reedy was referring to a request for a special exception by Brownstown farmer Grant VonDielingen. That request will be considered by Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals during its meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brownstown Nazarene Church, 616 W. Commerce St.
VonDielingen wants the special exception to allow for a 4,000-head swine farm about a mile east of Brownstown and south of U.S. 50.
Brownstown council president John Nolting asked commissioners to consider a moratorium during their Aug. 21 meeting, but Nolting later said he intended the moratorium to include the area around Brownstown only.
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