Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,
Worth County has put a lot of money and effort into developing the casino site. The county spent approximately $1.75 million dollars to add water, sewer, and to upgrade the roads to attract businesses to the casino site.  
 A 5,000 head Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) is planned south of the casino.  There are already two CAFOs north of the casino—both owned by Summit Ag (Bruce Rastetter). More CAFOs surrounding the casino threaten the revenue that the casino brings to Northwood and other communities in Worth County. They also significantly affect the lives of those who live near the CAFO.  Who wants to buy a home or land or do business near a CAFO?  
Worth County continues to try to develop the site that lies next to the casino. The reason for this ongoing development is to bring more business opportunities to the casino site to benefit the county.  
There will be a Public Hearing, Monday, Sept. 26, at 9:30 a.m. at the courthouse in Northwood.  Come and add your voice to the discussion about that Worth County does not need this kind of polluting business in our county. Please come to add your voice to the dissent.
James Berge

Lake Mills Graphic

204 N. Mill Street
Lake Mills, IA 50450

Office Number: (641) 592-4222
Fax Number: (641) 592-6397

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