Represented a Town in Regard to the Conditional Use for the Construction and Operation of a Covered Anaerobic System for an Integrated Regional Cow Manure Processing System

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Jim Kalny represented a town in regard to the conditional use for the construction and operation of a communal digester system processing cow manure, from neighboring and area farms, treating the waste water and converting the manure into natural gas, a soil amendment product and a liquid fertilizer product.  The capacity of this state and federally funded facility is over 800,000 gallons of manure per day, resulting in approximately 400,000 gallons of effluent. Some the waste is piped to the facility though a series of underground conduits and the remainder is trucked to the site via specified routes. The effluent is likewise pumped from the sight. The solid waste is converted on site into a material that is used for bedding and fertilizer. The  resulting methane is converted to natural gas and added to WPS lines at a facility owned and operated by the owner of the digester.  Jim negotiated and drafted a conditional use imposing conditions  on the facility including, among other things, truck routes, road repair responsibilities, site security, site lighting, emergency contacts, required insurances, fire access and equipment, legal cost, payment in lieu of taxes and other matters of municipal concerns. Jim also drafted town and reviewed county easements necessary for the conveyance of the waste and effluent.


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