Spencer, IA (KICD)–The final filing of a pair of ordinance zoning changes which would help clear the way for the Iowah Chicken Bouillon project to proceed passed by a 6-0 vote at Monday night’s Spencer City Council session.
There was plenty of discussion on the matter however as Hy-Line International Human Resources Director Tom Jorgenson shared his employer’s concern.
John Zulk, speaking on behalf of Hensall Condiments, says they aware of the potential cross contamination concerns, but feel it is a longshot at best.
Jorgenson asked that the council either send the ordinance back to the planning and zoning commission to take out approval for a slaughter house or to give them more time to come up with information. City Manager Bob Fagen says there are still many steps that need to be taken for the Iowah Chicken Bouillon project to come to reality.
As previously noted the final filing of both zoning changes passed by a 6-0 vote. Steve Bomgaars, who had objected during the first two filings was not present at the meeting.
Hensall Condiments is looking to construct a 150,000 square foot building at the Green Industrial Center. It is estimated by year three of operation that Iowah Chicken Bouillon would be responsible for just over 433 jobs in the region with a potential $51 million yearly impact to Spencer and the surrounding area.