May 31, 2016

Indiana Ministry Sues Zoning Board Over Dairy Farm Approval

 |  By: Associated Press

An eastern Indiana ministry that operates a children's camp has sued local zoning officials, warning that a planned 1,400-cow dairy farm they approved for a nearby site will ruin the summer camp experience due to odors, dust and manure runoff.

The House of Prayer Ministries Inc.'s recently filed lawsuit contends the Rush County Board of Zoning Appeals violated the ministry's constitutional rights and local zoning rules when it approved a special exception for Milco Dairy Farms LLC's proposed dairy farm in April. It would be built within a half-mile of the ministry's Harvest Christian Camp and upwind of its 36-acre property near Lewisville in adjacent Henry County, about 35 miles east of Indianapolis.