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Hancock County Board to Deal with Swine Finisher Construction

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors will deal with two issues involving swine finisher sites both with a capacity to hold 4,999 hogs each. The board will hold a public hearing beginning at 9:15am that will address the possible construction of two deep pit swine finisher confinement buildings by Summit Pork in Ellington Township. The board is being asked to approve a construction permit if there are no issues with the matrix. Residents in the vicinity may voice their opinion on the matter in the hearing.

Kent Krause of Pinnacle will approach the board about waiving the right of appeal for issuance of a final construction permit for Summit Pork in Section 27 of the Liberty Township. The right to appeal forces the construction to be delayed by 14 days. According to Supervisor Jerry Tlach, waiving the appeal is something new.

Hancock County Secondary Roads Engineer Jeremy Purvis will address the board on current issues with the county secondary roads. He will address current and completed projects and explain how the county is getting ready for fall and winter on the roads.

The board recently voted to approve the installation of a new heating and air conditioning system in the courthouse and Sheriff’s Office. The board will consider signing a contract with Mechanical Air Systems.



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