Somewhere between 70 and 80 people showed up for the community meeting held May 23 by Western Sugar Cooperative officials at the Morgan County Administration Building. The Morgan County commissioners have set holding such meetings twice a year as a requirement of granting the sugar beet factory's conditional use permit related to the expanded beet-processing capacity, and the next meeting is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at Morgan Community College in the Founders Room. (Jenni Grubbs / Fort Morgan Times)
Western Sugar Cooperative will hold its latest Fort Morgan Community Update Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Morgan Community College in the Founders Room, according to Western Sugar Vice President & General Counsel Heather Luther.
Holding such public meetings twice a year is a requirement of a permit from Morgan County for the sugar factory's expansion. The first meeting was held May 23 and drew a large crowd eager to voice their complaints about odors coming from the sugar beet factory.
As part of granting the permit allowing expansion, the county also imposed other conditions on Western Sugar. They included addressing concerns about mud on roads, odor, noise and runoff from the facility. Officials from Western Sugar likely will give updates at the Dec. 12 meeting on where things stand on those issues.
The county has jurisdiction over the factory because the Western Sugar property and facilities are located in the county, just outside the Fort Morgan city limits. Western Sugar also set up a comment telephone line that area residents can use to voice concerns about issues with the plant. That phone number is 970-542-2033.
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December 4, 2017 at 04:55PM