Faulk County commissioners have placed a one-year moratorium on the construction or expansion of industrial-sized concentrated animal feeding operations, according to a public notice in the Faulk County Record on Jan. 9.
Commissioner Steve Roseland said the moratorium was put in effect to give the county an opportunity to review and update its zoning regulations, which date back to the early 1990s.
The review is needed, he said, because some regulations are limited and outdated. There are also no regulations pertaining to the placement of wind turbines or cell towers.
“We’re not trying to head anything off,” he said. “But as commissioners, we have to look after the welfare of the county and the people.”
Roseland said any pending applications will be addressed by the commission. The moratorium would be for any new applications.