Success! Gilchrist County Denies Water Bottling Plant Permit
Good news from Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson (Our Santa Fe River): 250 locals appeared, 50 spoke out against the proposed water bottling plant (one spoke for it), and Blue Springs Properties’ request for a “special use permit” to build a water bottling facility was denied by a 4 to 1 vote.
Gilchrist county says “no” to water bottling plant
It’s still not clear who the company behind the proposed water bottling plant really was. It was one of five proposed for a three-mile stretch of the Santa Fe River, but the company behind this particular development – Blue Springs Properties – refused to disclose the information.
Democracy may still work in the face of greedy water bottling companies, but it’s not speedy; the meeting started at 6 pm, but didn’t adjourn until 12:45 am the next morning.
More on this story as I get it.
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