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Historic Landmarks Commission "Vehemently Oppose" Rockwool

Arm of Jefferson County government takes stand against the plant.

RESOLUTION OF JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION OPPOSING THE ROCKWOOL PLANT CONSTRUCTION

DULY ADOPTED ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

WHEREAS, ROCKWOOL plans to build a large industrial manufacturing plant on the former Jefferson Orchard Property off Old Route 9;

WHEREAS, ROCKWOOL’S plant will have two smoke stacks of approximately 220 feet high;

WHEREAS, ROCKWOOL is in close proximity to eleven structures listed or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places;

WHEREAS, ROCKWOOL’S plant will adversely affect the view shed and rural landscapes of Jefferson County;

RESOLVED, that the JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION formally and vehemently oppose the construction of the ROCKWOOL plant.

Martin Burke, Chair     

Jack Hefestay, Treasurer      

H.S. Leigh Koonce, Secretary

Ben Horter, Commissioner


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