Swift plant in Butchertown (BS File Photo)
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Butchertown and the JB Swift Company have been fighting for a while over an illegal expansion to the pork slaughterhouse’s facility (among other things) between Story and Mellwood Avenues. The Board of Zoning Adjustments postponed a hearing about the case which involves a conditional use permit until August 31.

Now, the Ville-Voice reported that Butchertown found Swift diesel-powered trailers running all day and night on a lot it leases from the city and LG&E:

The Butchertown Neighborhood Association has discovered that Swift is storing meat in refrigerated trailers across the street from the main plant, an activity it says constitutes a hazardous use. The BNA says Swift needs a conditional use permit to store meat on its Cabel lot (leased from the city and LG&E). Earlier this week, BNA attorney Jon Salomon sent a letter to Bill Schreck, the city’s director of codes and regulations, asking him to issue an immediate stop order and to levy fines against the company.

The upcoming BOZA meeting is sure to be well-attended as Butchertown is hoping to relocate the facility notorious for its odors out of the urban core of the city.

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Branden Klayko

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