Zoning board dumps compost plan

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN)  – The Jefferson Township zoning board puts the brakes on the plans for a controversial compost facility Tuesday night.

The proposed site would have been along Dayton-Farmersville Road in an area many at the meeting said is too close to homes, farms, and a creek.

More than 200 people attended the meeting, most against the proposal.

Complaints ranged from lack of appropriate infrastructure, bad odors, and increased trash.

Steve Rauch, who owns a trucking and demolition company in Dayton was one of the men proposing that facility.

After the decision was announced, he told 2 NEWS he is not counting the facility out yet.

The vote by the Jefferson Township zoning board to deny the facility came after an hour in executive session.

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