Officials Withdraw CompostUSA Proposal

St. Lucie County

St Lucie County

Officials Withdraw CompostUSA Proposal

FORT PIERCE – Officials representing CompostUSA notified St. Lucie County this afternoon that they are withdrawing their application to build a biosolids plant in western St. Lucie County.

 “On behalf of CompostUSA of the Treasure Coast, as the agent of record for the pending conditional-use application for the operation of a compost development facility on property along Shinn Road, please accept this notification as the applicants’ formal withdrawal of this application from further review by St. Lucie County,” Culpepper & Turpening Principal Planner Dennis Murphy wrote in a letter to the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners.

CompostUSA was seeking county approval to use a 182-acre citrus grove on Shinn Road, about a quarter-mile west of the Port St. Lucie limits, for the biosolid-composting facility. Becker Holdings Corp., which owns the land, would have been a half partner in the business.

“Once an application has been advertised, the St. Lucie County Land Development Code requires that the Board of County Commissioners act to accept the withdrawal in a public meeting. In the interest of timely notification to all parties and with the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, I’m authorizing this to go on the agenda for Tuesday (Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.) so that the Board of County Commissioners may consider at that time whether there is a need or purpose to have the originally scheduled hearing of Compost USA’s application on Dec. 3 go forward,” explained St. Lucie County Administrator Howard Tipton.

St. Lucie County Commission meetings are held in the Commission Chambers of the Roger Poitras Annex of the County Administration Complex, 2300 Virginia. Ave., Fort Pierce.

 

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