|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||Alice Smith|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
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VII NO. 10 MARCH 6, 1997 Department of Environmental Quality Public Hearing on UGW01 0006 for Circle 4 Farms sites 107 and 108 is scheduled for Thursday, March 20 at 8:00 P.M. at Minersville Elementary Prior to the hearing, Twin Those The Honeymoon Is Over Permit rejected Company asked to choose a site further from town MSoil Conservation District Circle 4 Farms management and employees display open hostility following planning commission decision. will hold a workshop presentation on ground water issues with the State Engineer, Utah State Geological Survey representatives, Utah State Extension Service, Beaver River Water Shed Coordinator Circle . V-- ' ' ' -- J " ' I mm 77w? i , mniiiiiiil ?k ,, ' ' ' " -- original Milford depot, ft was a patriotic scene when troop trains stopped during WWI. f ,'S:- - - Dedicated November 12, 1923. the quarter million dollar Union Pacific Railroad station was a landmark for Milford for the next six decades. The south wing of the building boasted one of the most " elegant dining rooms in the state. The "horseshoe lunchroom in the north wing was the place to grab a quick meal between trains. Efforts by local residents to save the building not successful, and it was demolished during the summer of 1981 v r 4 Farms local residents, employees, and.. ..yes.. .even some concerned citizens from as far away as Mandcrficld filled the Milford to High School auditorium in a Wednesday participate Commissioner Gary Sullivan told the audience that he has been asked by a number of people what the County Commission can do if there is a problem with the company. "I have found out in the last three months that we can do nothing, " he said. Following the vote. Commissioner Ross Marshall spoke to the crowd, expressing first his appreciation for the economic acceleration created He by the company. concluded with, "We can make this work if we move further out. Putting it where they (the company) want it would just adfire to fire. " evening public hearing. Purpose of the meeting was to hear comment related to conditional use permit application for a boarstud unit to be located west of Milford. The company gave a 30 minute presentation in support of the permit. Eric Jacobsen said the site was chosen because of its isolation, being surrounded by B.L.M. land, access to a power line and a county road. He also expressed that the site would have no negative impact on Milford City. April McKeon, a Circle 4 engineer, explained the lagoon construction process. In a February 27 letter to planning commission members, Jacobsen stated, "The (state) permitting process, lagoon construction specifications, and monitoring requirements that we have to meet are the most stringent in the nation." Lagoon at the boar stud "We needed a shot in site, however, is small enough the arm and Circle 4 gave it to that it does not require state us. We were enchanted by a permitting or monitoring wells. professional presentation in Minersville....Circle 4 talked Monitoring wells could be, but were not, included as a condition their talk, but after the stink the of last summer, they haven't permit. In discussion from the walked their walk. With more number of Circle 4 a floor, animals now, can we expect less smell this summer? "Neil employees spoke in favor of the Bradshaw's remarks were met company. They pointed out that the feed lots in Minersville stink. with applause from local Normand residents and jeers from Thompson, closest neighbor at 4.8 miles from Circle 4 employees. the site, brought a map of a site an An irate Rob Adams additional few miles west which answered. "Yes, pigs stink. 1 he said may meet the same criteria. am not going to tell you to He also expressed concern that by expect less this summer than We are working to last. locating the site on the ridge correct the problem. " overlooking town, when there is no wind the smell will settle over the residential area. Milford City submitted a letter saying that they do not oppose the facility as long as it does not degrade the quality of air and water. Editor's Note: have established Company representatives communication lines with the community, reportedly for the purpose of making the Circle 4 operation an example of excellence throughout the industry. Local government has cooperated with the company, even to the point of allowing a great amount of construction without imposing impact fees of any kind. Wednesday 's decision is the first and only setback the company has encountered. It was not a rejection of the facility, but a rejection of the site. The company has the choice of appealing the decision or choosing a site further from town. Within the course of the next few days it will become apparent whether the company actually intends a working partnership with the community, or whether they will opt to take complete control, eliminating any and all opposition through intimidation and retaliation. ? ; X f t r& mm r 11 Piggies Aren't Welcome In Manderfleld A group of Manderfield residents presented a petition containing approximately 70 signatures of residents who do not want Circle 4 Farms pigs ... even a limited number in a portable unit.... in their community. "We do not want people issuing permits for this because we see what is happening to Milford and to North Carolina, and we don't want it," spokesperson Sherri Graham answered when the commissioners explained that the permit had been approved by the county planning and zoning board. Other residents said they have moved to Manderfield for the quality of life, clean water and healthful living conditions that the area offered. They now smell pigs. They are afraid of air and water contamination, and they want "to put a stop to it right now while they still can." Permit for the 14' X 54' self contained trailer was approved October 16, 1996. In keeping with planning and zoning policy, residents within Vi mile of the site were notified The CUP was by letter. advertised by posting properly and by newspaper before issuance. Residents, however, said they were unaware until the facility was in operation. The portable nursery holds up to 175 baby pigs during a quarantine period, which is necessary to protect the main herd from possible At contamination. lbs. they are approximately 50 introduced into the herd in a continuing effort to upgrade genetics. One condition of the permit is that waste disposal be conducted as approved by Southwest District Health. Thank You The Beaver County Monitor would like to thank Southern Utah Federal Credit Union for their past advertising. Your business has been sincerely appreciated. and we hope to be able to serve you in the future. Historical Tidbits 'V - - 7 l) i October 12, 1982 the new depot was dedicated. The 10:30 ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by an open house. The miniature train, performance by Milford High School band and cheerleaders, and a brunch added to the festivities. The building was designed especially for Milford, keeping the Spanish mission architecture of the former depot. By Norman Baxter: When I was growing up, 1 always loved to watch my dad shave. How fascinating it was, to see that ritual. It never varied, each time was exactly as the last. He used a straight blade razor that looked wicked. Each time he would strop the blade on a special leather strap, the same number of times on each side, whip up the lather in the shaving mug and apply it to his face. Then with firm strokes he removed whiskers. I often wondered if I would ever be man enough to have my own straight blade. There were safety razors then, but they were for boys or the timid ones. In my teens the fuzz on my face became noticeable, so Dad bought me a razor just like his. Now, I was a man! After a few nicks, 1 mastered that blade and used it for several years. Later, when I joined the Navy, I took it with me to boot camp. The very first day it became evident that if was no place to use a straight blade razor. The short time between Reveille and breakfast was for showering and shaving. With a hundred men shoving and jostling for a place at the mirror, that razor became a deadly menace to me and my shipmates. That very day I went to the Ship's Store and bought a Gillette safety razor and joined the boys and the timid ones. I still have Dad's razor strop, brush, mug and my old razor. But I would never attempt it to use now! There wouldn't be enough tissue on the roll to staunch the blood from the nicks.