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Kelly D. Pitts

Public Information Officer

555 Bay Rd Dover, DE 19901

(302) 744-2304 / Fax: (302) 736-2279

Email:  kelly.pitts@co.kent.de.us


Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Mon.-Fri.

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Kent County to hold Informational Meeting about Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) :

Dover, DE - On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., in Room 220 at the Kent County Administration Complex, Commissioner Eric Buckson, 4th District, will hold an informational meeting to discuss existing regulations for CAFO’s, responsible regulatory agencies, and seek to identify concerns not being addressed by existing regulations.

Secretary Kee of the Department of Agriculture and Secretary Small of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will attend this meeting. Representatives from Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and the Kent Conservation District will also be in attendance.

Kent County has recently witnessed significant interest in the development of more poultry farming operations, especially in the Farmington area. At present, building permits have been issued for a total of 30 poultry houses between two separate farms.

The upcoming CAFO meeting is scheduled for discussion purposes only. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Kent County Planning Department at: (302)- 744-2471.

Kent County Levy Court is the executive authority in Kent County, Delaware, charged with overseeing the daily operations of county government. For additional information about this release, contact the Kent County Public Information Officer, Kia Evans, at 302-744-2304.

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