July 27th, 2015 News

July 27th, 2015

A couple of hours in exchange for no regrets!

The Steuben County Plan Commission approved the CAFO request by a vote of 5 to 4 on May 6th. The good news is the fight is far from over; the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) will have the final say on August 3rd. The meeting will start at 6:00pm in the auditorium of the Steuben County Community Center, located at 317 S. Wayne St., Angola, IN.

The public is allowed to voice their concerns at this meeting. SLEC encourages everyone to attend and to take advantage of this opportunity. The more people that attend this meeting, the more powerful the message. Please do not make the assumption that all of your neighbors are going, so it is not necessary for you to attend. Please do not assume that the BZA will do the right thing without your input. Remember they are getting pressure from the other side as well.

This type of operation in the proposed location presents very few benefits, but likely will have a massive negative impact on many aspects of our lives here in Steuben County. Don't be left regretting not taking your stand. Now is your oppurtunity!

For those of you that are still on the fence, we suggest you devote an hour or two to reviewing the wealth of information available on our website in the form of newsletters, links, and pictures. Our website address is www.steubenlakesenvironmental.com. You can also visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SteubenLEC. This is not the traditional style of farming that we grew up with. If you haven't already, please read these firsthand accounts of what it is like to live near a CAFO...
Firsthand Account #1
Firsthand Account #2

If you haven't sent a letter to the BZA since February 27th when Mr. Werner reapplied for the Special Exception Permit, please do so immediately.

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

See you at the BZA meeting!

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