Two of the main reasons Franklin County has planning and zoning regulations is to control growth in a reasonable manner and to provide protection for property owners.
The granting of a conditional use permit for a concrete plant at Gray Summit goes against providing protection for nearby property owners. The residents who live nearby and the Shaw Nature Reserve were denied protection in granting the permit. There are no arguments for granting the permit that are strong enough to justify locating the plant there. One member who voted against the permit pointed out that nearby there is an industrial park where it would be suitable for the plant.
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