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Georgia recycler loses bid to rezone property

Keywords: Tags  scrap metal processing, Sheile Everitte, Pike County Board of Commissioners, rezoning request, aluminum cans, scrap processing, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — A Georgia scrap metal processing company that recently started operations has been told the business cannot continue to operate.

The Pike County Board of Commissioners disregarded the planning commission’s recommendation for acceptance of a rezoning request, voting to deny Sheila F. Everitte’s plea to rezone a 5.61-acre parcel to heavy manufacturing from rural manufacturing. The commissioners cited noise concerns and the negative impact of lighting and scope of use to adjoining properties, according to minutes from a board meeting last week.

The Meansville, Ga.-based business was in operation before it received the rezoning, although it is unclear for how long. A county planning and development director said the business was running at full capacity.

One of the local commissioners visited the site and reported that the noise level from the unloading of aluminum cans was unacceptable.

Everitte could not be reached for comment.

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