Final hearing is July 14 on zoning changes

Boone County Commissioners will hold a final public hearing next Monday, July 14, on proposed changes in zoning regulations related to livestock feeding operations (LFOs) in the county.

The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the courthouse.

The regulation changes have been under consideration since November, 2007, when the commissioners declared the moratorium on conditional use permits for new or expanding LFOs to allow time to study the issues. The moratorium was originally scheduled to last until May 1, 2008, but was extended in April to July 15.

Commissioners have the option to approve, deny or amend the regulations that were recommended by the Planning Commission in June.