Mixing plant meeting Monday

Published 6:35 am Tuesday, July 31, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
The talk of the town recently has been the C&S Chemicals' plans to locate a chemical mixing facility on Woods Road.
Atmore residents have voiced concerns about the plant being in a residential area of the city and plan to have a meeting Monday to discuss the opposition of the plant. The meeting will be held at New Order Baptist Church on Woods Road at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
"The meeting is to oppose the chemical plant," said Escambia County Commissioner for district 5, Wiley B. Tait. "The meeting is open to the public."
Not only will there be a gathering, but community members opposed to the plant are also asked to sign a petition, which states "we do not want C&S Chemicals, Inc. in our community."
"There is also a petition available and it can also be signed at the meeting," Tait said.
Other locations where the petition will be available for a signature include the Citgo Service Station on Jack Springs Road, the Freemanville Water office, Atmore City Hall and Dixie Catfish Shack on Hwy. 21.
Atmore Mayor Howard Shell is pleased community members are taking the initiative of informing others about what the chemical plant will bring to the city.
"I think the people that live in the area certainly need to be notified of exactly what is proposed to be going in there," Shell said. "The public meeting they are scheduling is a perfect way to do that."
For more information, please contact Tait at 446-3387.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox