Commissioners delay decision on confinement permit

MSJM confinement under constructionAfter a public hearing on Tuesday, Boone County Commissioners tabled action on the conditional use permit application of MSJM Properties, LLC, for construction of a hog confinement building northwest of Albion.
The 2,500-head finisher unit has been under construction since early October on the west side of 240th Avenue between 220th and 230th Streets.
In testimony during the hearing, County Zoning Administrator Mary Ziemba said construction proceeded before a conditional use permit or zoning permit was obtained, and therefore is a violation of both state statutes and county zoning regulations.
Details in the Oct. 15 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print and E-Editions.