Not in my backyard was an expression that was used frequently during Thursday night's Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. A request for a conditional use permit from Brad and Esther Holliday to process and sell chickens pastured on their property one-mile from Dayton drew a crowd of almost forty people, most of which were in opposition to the request. Jeff Green, who lives beside the Holliday's, expressed his concerns about the CUP request to the commission.
The CUP is needed because the property is zoned agricultural, which doesn't allow for such operations as a chicken processing plant. Esther Holliday had this to say while addressing commissioners.
The Commission approved the CUP request by a narrow 2-1 vote. They did however add one additional condition to the CUP, as the Holliday's can only process 2,000 chickens a year. Other conditions of the CUP state that processing can only take place June through November, and no more than three days a week during that time. Retail sales can only take place between 8 am and 3 pm on Friday and Saturday.
The item will now go before the Sheridan County Commissioners at their October 2nd meeting.