Wichita scrapyard stalled by neighborhood protests

Nov 08, 2010 | 12:10 PM |

Midwest Scrap Management Inc. has hit a hurdle in its plans to open a scrapyard in Wichita, Kan., after prospective neighbors protested the city council's decision to allow the facility.

Five of seven council members voted to approve a conditional use permit to the St. Joseph, Mo.-based scrap processor, but the opposition means that a three-fourths vote of the city council is needed. As a result, the company's request was sent back to the Metropolitan....

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