County hearing, vote on Pilgrimís set for Monday at Franklin County Agriculture Center
Franklin County Citizen Leader (GA)
June 3, 2021
NOTICE: The Franklin County Citizen Leader mistakenly printed an old advertisement in today's issue (June 3) about the location of Monday's public hearing and meeting by the board of commissioners concerning Pilgrim's Pride. The meeting, as the story below says, will be Monday at 5 p.m. at the Franklin County Agriculture Center on the campus of Franklin County High School in Carnesville. The correct advertisement with the Ag Center location is also in the paper. We regret the error and apologize for any confusion.
By Shane Scoggins, Franklin County Citizen Leader (GA)
June 3, 2021
CARNESVILLE Ė Franklin County commissioners will hear Pilgrimís Prideís final pitch Monday and the last pleas from a large number of opponents to the companyís plans to build a $70 million rendering plant near Carnesville.
Following that public hearing, commissioners will vote on whether or not to rezone two pieces of property and issue a conditional use permit that would allow the company to move ahead with its plans.
The commissionersí public hearing will begin Monday at 5 p.m. at the Franklin County Agriculture Center on the campus of Franklin County High School.
The vote will follow during the boardís regular meeting, which will be held immediately following the hearing, also at the agriculture center.
In February, Pilgrimís Pride announced plans to build a $70 million poultry rendering plant that will make ingredients for pet food...