–The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors did not take any action on the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation regarding hazardous liquid pipelines during their meeting Tuesday morning. The board spoke with their pipeline attorney, Timothy Whipple, in a closed session for close to 45-minutes during their meeting before tabling any action. Supervisor Kyle Stecker says more discussion is needed before they can vote on the recommendation.
The County Planning and Zoning Commission made recommendations to the board in April with regards to setback distances and other items that would regulate land use in the county for hazardous liquid pipelines. Two companies have proposed constructing Carbon Capture Pipelines that would run through Kossuth County, which has many area residents concerned over land rights and safety issues.
The board could have accepted the proposed changes and set a public hearing date on the amended zoning ordinance, but they elected not to do that.
Stecker’s motion to table the matter until a later date was approved by a vote of 4-1, with Supervisor Josh Waechter voting against the delay. The board did not indicate when they may continue the discussion.