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Board OKs permit variance for large dairy amid concerns about hearing
Access to the Pinnacle Dairy site, owned by Friedly Bader Farm LLC, was the subject of derision between the Green County Board of Adjustment and the Sylvester Township Board after a public hearing in which the county voted to allow a variance to the driveway permit controlled by the township, which the town lawyer asserted was against county code. The torn-up asphalt to the right highlights the half-paved condition of Decatur-Sylvester Road, which critics say will only worsen once Pinnacle is in operation and semi-trucks are traveling on it multiple times per day. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
What was intended to be a routine Board of Adjustment public hearing became a contentious meeting when requests to make public comment were denied before the board voted to allow an incoming large-scale dairy a driveway permit variance on grounds that Sylvester Township officials said have no legal basis.