The Cherry County Board of Commissioners met in Emergency session on May 27, at 3:00 PM in the Sheriff’s Meeting Room of the Cherry County Courthouse. The purpose of the emergency meeting was to provide an official response to the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy for a Notice of Application Received Re: Valentine Feeders Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Application that was received by the Board on April 28, 2020. Cherry County Zoning Administrator Jessica Coyle stated that Cherry County did not receive a Conditional Use Permit application for Valentine Feeders until the previous day, May 26, 2020. The application was received after Administrator Coyle had provided information to the Board during their regular meeting. The application will be forwarded to the Cherry County Planning Commission for their review and recommendation prior to consideration by the Board of Commissioners. The Commissioners voted to respond to the NDEE that Cherry County just received the zoning application on May 26, 2020, and it will have to go through our Zoning and Planning Board, subject to public comment. Cherry County has no comment on Valentine Feeders Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation until the Zoning and Planning Board has studied, reviewed, and made recommendations to the Commissioners.

On June 2nd Zoning Administrator Jessica Coyle informed the Planning and Zoning board of CUP 001/20 Danielski Farms/Valentine Feeders Confined feeding operation of swine which was filed on May 26, 2020.

 She also introduced a new member John Mike Lee of Brownlee to the board as of May 26, 2020.

The next Planning and Zoning meeting will be on July 7th.