April 9th, 2015 News

April 9th, 2015

BZA Meeting Moved to 6:00pm

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meeting has been moved to 6:00pm on May 11th. It will be held in the auditorium of the Steuben County Community Center. The BZA meeting is the only meeting where public input will be taken, so they are expecting a larger turnout. Let's prove them right!

The Plan Commission meeting is still on for Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00pm in the Multipurpose room of the Steuben County Community Center. The Steuben County Community Center is located at 317 S. Wayne St., Angola. Please attend both meetings.

Once again we are encouraging everyone to write letters to the Plan Commission & BZA. These local agencies are responsible for approving or disapproving the Special Exception permit that K&D Contract Pork requires. All of the letters that were written in 2014 were discarded. The Plan Commission & BZA are treating this re-application as a new application. So, please take a moment and write a new letter or resend your original letter updated with the current date. Ask them to deny the Special Exception permit requested by Keith Werner (K&D Contract Pork). Remember that you can address everything that IDEM does and doesn't regulate, such as well water, lake water, odors, traffic, road conditions, insects, 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...

Frank Charlton, Plan Director
317 S. Wayne St. Ste. 3H
Angola, IN 46703

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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