Ordinance 2016-1, which establishes zoning regulations in Grant County and addresses concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), will be added to the ballot for the June primary election. The Grant County Commissioners voted to accept several referral petitions and let the public decide whether or not to uphold the adoption of the revised county ordinance.
Ordinance 2016-1 is an amendment of Ordinance 2004-1. The required petitions met the required 5% of valid signatures of the 5,257 registered voters. “The number of signatures needed was 263 and the petitions carried 391 valid signatures,” stated Grant County Auditor Karen Layher. “The people will now decide whether the board’s action to adopt the new ordinance is upheld or defeated.”
A yes vote will allow the ordinance amendments to become effective while a no vote will reject the ordinance amendments and the existing zoning ordinance will remain in place. Absentee voting begins Friday, April 22.