Wicomico schedules mega-forum on mega-farms for March 22 at Civic Center

Whether council members wanted it to be or not, chicken houses were on the Wicomico County Council agenda again Tuesday night, with opponents using a public comment session to strongly object to a proposed mega-farm. In response, the county’s administrative director announced a public forum would be held on the issue. That meeting will be […]

Wicomico seeks new direction on poultry houses

  As controversy surrounding chicken mega farms continues, County Council members are committed to passing legislation that will both allow poultry growing while answering neighbors’ concerns. Next week, the County Council will meet with officials from Somerset and Accomack counties. “We asked them to attend, to talk to us and give us an idea of […]

Cannon voices displeasure with executive staff

In a surprisingly heated exchange, Council President John Cannon accused Wicomico County’s executive staff of obstructionism on Tuesday, after a council request to hear from a staff member was denied. The County Council asked that Planning and Zoning Director Jack Lenox attend the council’s regular work session to answer questions surrounding a chicken mega-farm proposed […]

Controversial poultry farm proposal downsized slightly

The design of the controversial chicken mega-farm off North West Road has been revised, with the plan now calling for 10 houses instead of the original 13. That might not completely satisfy opponents who asked the Wicomico County Council to call a moratorium until more environmental studies are done. But the project can’t be stopped, […]

Poultry farm opponents again raise concerns

Opponents of the proposed mega chicken farm that would produce millions of birds every year will be at the Wicomico County Council meeting Tuesday night to again object — and this time more strongly. On Monday, Krista Hughes, one of the opponents who lives on North West Road, not far from the proposed site of […]

Large poultry farm verdict likely months away

  The lengthy permitting process for a proposed mega-chicken farm on 63 acres near the intersection of Naylor Mill and North West roads could continue for months, due to requirements from both the county and state. Permits are required from the county’s Planning and Zoning Department, as well as from the Maryland Department of the […]

Wicomico Council hears from poultry mega-farm opponents

Residents who live just north of the Naylor Mill area turned out Tuesday night to voice opposition to a poultry mega-farm proposed on 63 acres there off North and West roads. Several people beseeched the Wicomico County Council to help block the farm’s approval and let them continue enjoying life as they know it. Also […]