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Proposed recovered materials facility gets put on hold

The facility would be placed in an area near Pecan Lane and Fleming Road (Source:WALB) The facility would be placed in an area near Pecan Lane and Fleming Road (Source:WALB)
The facility would be used to crush concrete and other debris (Source:WALB) The facility would be used to crush concrete and other debris (Source:WALB)
Dougherty Co. Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas (Source:WALB) Dougherty Co. Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Commissioners want more information before they vote on a proposed recovered materials facility in East Albany.

More than 20 acres along Pecan Lane are up for rezoning as a Restricted Industrial District.

The facility would be used to crush concrete and other storm debris from the nearby P&G warehouse that was destroyed by the January storms.

A public hearing was scheduled for Monday morning to hear from concerned residents, but no one signed up to speak at the hearing.

District 6 Commissioner Anthony Jones said that he’s spoken to several nearby residents who are against the facility.

Some of the concerns that residents have include the noise as well as the dust in the area.

Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas called the matter complicated.

“You have an applicant that has legitimate business use and you have neighbors that have certain concerns. The commission tabled the matter, so we could receive more information before we reach a decision,” Cohilas told WALB News 10.

No word yet on when commissioners will revisit the proposal.

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