In a vote of 11 to 2, commissioners agreed to fund a third of the purchase of more than 300 acres of land soon to be the Spring Branch Industrial Park.
Pamela Rymer-O'Dwyer lives in McDonald and says the creek running through her property has already gone from clear to muddy from the construction of a new road in the area.
She believes the project will only make it worse.
She said, "The point of this is that it's pointless. What they're doing is putting an Industrial Park on land they know is not suitable when there's other land they haven't looked at that is suitable that doesn't drain into the 5th cleanest stream in the state."
Dan Rawls made a presentation to commissioners, arguing that the county doesn't have the money to invest in the park.
"We have issues here with money for schools, we have issues here with money for law enforcement, and now we're going out and venturing out into another area and spending money that I feel the county has more direct needs for, rather than basically taking a risk and gambling with our tax money and it's borrowed money on top of that." said Rawls.
Several Commissioners said in the meeting that it's a step in the right direction.
They hope the park will attract new industry, resulting in new jobs and new revenue for the city and county down the road.
In the end, the county will invest $two-million the project, with the City of Cleveland and Cleveland Utilities investing the other $four-million.