Issues with plant |

Issues with plant

All Meadow Vista residents will be significantly harmed financially, physically and even emotionally if Chevreaux is allowed to operate an asphalt plant here.

There are a few things I don’t understand:

If I cannot build my house with an old, unused building permit, how can the county deem an old, unused, commercial conditional-use permit valid?

If I cannot move my septic system 10 feet without a permit, how can they move an asphalt plant 1,000 feet without any review?

If I cannot pollute with my car, how can the county let Chevreaux make hundreds of truck trips daily through a residential area and not make them factor that into their recent air-quality study?

If I cannot burn a pile of weeds improperly, how can they operate a noxious facility in my neighborhood?

If I cannot harm my neighbors’ property values by not following the rules, how can they harm my property values by not following the rules?

I’ve heard that Chevreaux recently told the county that it is currently and knowingly operating outside of its boundaries. Should this plant be approved without a revisit by the county and the public, this will go down in the history books as an egregious example of big-business favoritism.

Keith O’Connell

Meadow Vista

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