As a means to ensure its uninterrupted operation in Box Elder County, Procter & Gamble recently petitioned county officials to declare their property as an Industrial Protection Area. That request was approved by commissioners during a recent meeting, following a public hearing, with no public comment.
Deputy county clerk Diane Fuhriman said an Industrial Protection Area is similar to that of an Agricultural Protection Area in that it protects the landowner from possible zone changes and complaints from neighbors who move nearby and then don’t like what is going on at the site.
“It sends out a ‘buyer beware’ warning to those who are going to purchase land in that area,” she told commissioners. “It lets them know there are going to be lights, there are going to be trucks traveling at night. It says ‘this is an industrial area.’”
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