Neighbors Ask Greene County to Deal with Chicken Litter Piles
People in one Greene County neighborhood say the stench of two chicken litter piles is enough to make you gag.
Now they are asking for the county's help to get rid of the two piles on a property on Simms Road that are not only eyesores, but are also doing a number on people's noses.
One of the piles was covered over the weekend, which gave some relief from the smell, but people are still concerned with how close the chicken litter is to neighboring homes. They say its proximity is what makes it a violation of county code.
Neighbors tell NBC29 the dead chickens in the pile attracted thousands of flies and buzzards that would bite students as they waited for the bus. They also say the smell alone was enough to make you sick.
Neighbors made a public complaint to the Greene County Board of Supervisors at the July 24 meeting, and a petition has also been created. One of the people who signed the petition says he simply wants to maintain a healthy quality of life for his family.
We reached out to Greene County Planning Director Bart Svoboda to confirm if this is a violation of code. He said "a complaint has been filed and the county is investigating."
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