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Culver Holds Public Forum on Giant Chicken Operations

elizabeth prata
creative commons

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver is holding a public forum on the large chicken houses that are planned for the area.

Along Naylor Mill Road., north of Salisbury, a plan for a large chicken operation with 10 large houses, took country residents and local lawmakers by surprise

Local residents have been organizing and raising questions about the impact on property values as well as health and environmental concerns.

When confronted by the public outcry the Wicomico County Council began considering regulations to deal with the impact of such houses including an industry set of guidelines that call for such things as setbacks and buffers.

The meeting with take place at 6 p.m. tonight at the Wicomico Youth and Civil Center and will be attended by representatives of the departments of the Environment, Agriculture and Health.  

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.