March 8th, 2015 News

March 8th, 2015

Letters to the Plan Commission & Board of Zoning Appeals

As we stated in our last email, Keith Werner (K & D Contract Pork, LLC) has refiled the Steuben County applications to obtain permits and is scheduled on the Plan Commission meeting on April 1, 2015 and on the Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on April 6, 2015. The meetings are held at the Steuben County Community Center at 317 S. Wayne St., Angola. They generally begin at 7:00. We will send another email when we have all of the details. Numbers matter!! Please make an effort to attend both meetings.

Once again we are encouraging everyone to write letters to the Plan Commission & Board of Zoning Appeals. These local agencies are responsible for approving or disapproving the special exception that K&D Contract Pork requires. Remember that you can address everything that IDEM does and doesn't regulate, such as well water, lake water, odors, traffic, road conditions, locations of the operation and spreadfields, disposal of dead animals, and loss of property values. Your letters should not just explain how this CAFO could negatively impact you, but explain how this CAFO has the potential to negatively impact the county. Send your letters to the following address...

Steuben County Plan Commission
Steuben County Board of Zoning Appeals
c/o Frank Charlton, Plan Director
317 S. Wayne St. Ste. 3H
Angola, IN 46703-1900
Plan Commission email...

Example Letters:

-Letter Example #1

-Letter Example #2

-Letter Example #3

-Letter Example #4

Please also consider making a tax deductible donation to Steuben Lakes Environmental. Your donations will be used to pay for legal counsel and professionals that will be required to stop this CAFO. You can make a donation online by clicking the Donate button below. Or you can mail your donation payable to Fawn River Restoration & Conservation Charitable Trust (Our parent organization). Indicate on your check that it is for the Steuben Lakes Environmental Consortium Restricted Fund and mail it to Steuben Lakes Environmental Consortium, LLC, PO Box 716, Angola, IN 46703.

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