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Board OKs permit variance for large dairy amid concerns about hearing
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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.