October 4, 2007
The Board of Supervisor met in Session on the above date with the following members present: Condon, Dencklau, Lizer, and Nolting. Absent: Motl.
Cori Coleman, Assistant County Attorney advised the Board of the matter of the determination by the State that Nordin Site has met the legal criteria to be issued a construction permit for a new swine confinement feeding operation to be located in the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 19, Township 86 North, Range 29 West, Lost Grove Township, Webster County, Iowa.
Attorney Coleman, referring to Iowa Code Section 459, stated that the Master Matrix is a comprehensive review of the proposed construction and requires the Board of Supervisors to review and score the filed Matrix to ensure that the local government agrees with the applicants scoring. The legal ground to appeal the State’s decision would be the Master Matrix. In a previous board meeting, the Matrix for this permit yielded the approval of the application; but the board voted to recommend that the State deny said permit based on the written comments received during the public notice period. Attorney Coleman further pointed out that the permit is issued subject to meeting certain obligations, which are then monitored for compliance.
Several landowners from the area were present reiterating their previously filed comments. Attorney Coleman pointed out that there is no provision in this process for a private citizen to appeal the State’s decision. Also, this permit is issued subject to meeting certain obligations, which are then monitored for compliance.
Based on the Master Matrix yield scoring, it was moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon not to appeal Dan Nordin Construction Permit for a new swine confinement feeding operation to be located in the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 19, Township 86 North, Range 29 West, Lost Grove Township, Webster County, Iowa. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau the meeting adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.