October Hearing Scheduled In Farm Expansion Permit Challenge
4/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
By Bob Dohr
A hearing has been scheduled for October 1 in connection with a Kewaunee County farm's expansion plans.
Kinnard Farms received DNR approval in August for a pollution discharge permit related to its proposed expansion -- which includes a 76-million-gallon manure storage facility -- but a group of neighbors is challenging the permit.
Attorney Sarah Williams, who represents the petitioners, says her clients are not trying to shut Kinnard Farms down, but they are seeking a permit that adequately protects surface water and groundwater.
Three days have been blocked out for the contested case hearing, which will be held at the Kewaunee County Courthouse before Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey Boldt.
Williams says Boldt's options include affirming the permit, modifying it, or sending it back to the DNR.