Commissioners approve change in manure stockpile zoning setbacks

Changes in Boone County zoning regulations governing setbacks for livestock manure stockpiles attracted about 25 people to a hearing in the commissioners’ meeting room Monday morning, March 26.

Commisioners approved the proposed changes as recommended by the County Planning Commission after hearing about an hour of testimony at the public hearing.

The manure stockpiling issue has been under consideration by the planning board for several months. It reduces the setback distance for stockpiles for all classes of livestock operations to no closer than one-quarter of a mile away from neighboring residences.

Details in the March 28 Albion News and Petersburg Press, Print & Electronic Editions.