After nearly two years of intense debate, the hotly-contested CAFO issue has finally been resolved.
On Monday, the Bartholomew County Commissioners unanimously gave their final approval to an ordinance creating new setbacks for confined animal feeding operations.
The vote came Monday following a 92-minute public hearing, where a dozen of the 40 people in attendance addressed their concerns to the commissioners.
Monday’s culminating vote ended 20 months of review, setting into place quarter-mile setbacks for confined feeding operations from schools, health care facilities and churches and 500 feet from a residential lot in an agricultural zone.
For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.