The proposed 5,300-animal facility does not fit with the town’s comprehensive plan, which states the 7,000-acre site along highways 13 and 73 is best suited for “rural preservation,” Town Chairman Terry Rickaby said.
“Our attorneys are doing their best to stop it,” Rickaby said. “The health and welfare of our citizens is the No. 1 priority of our board.”
Dozens of people gathered Thursday evening to express their opinions on a proposed interim zoning ordinance that would prohibit the construction of anything that would result in what the town considers a change of property use until town officials can finish a final zoning ordinance by the end of the year.
On the advice of the town’s attorney, board members voted to postpone the adoption of the interim ordinance.