WWTA faces Hamilton County Planning Commission
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Hundreds of people showed up to the Hamilton County Planning Commission public meeting today in opposition of a proposed wastewater treatment plant.
The Hamilton County Waste Water Treatment Authority presented their case in front of the county zoning and planning commission today trying to extend the time before presenting in front of the county commission.
The proposal has been highly contentious and after several public meetings, residents near the proposed site still felt misinformed. They made their voices and opinions heard today.
“We further believe that WWTA has withheld information to the public and they have given misleading information to the RPA to make a decision,” said Dean Moorhouse.
Over 4,000 people have signed a petition against the plant and its estimated around 7 thousand people live near the area. Residents say the impacts to quality of life, health and the environment would be devastating.
The commission ultimately voted NO on the deferral of the issue to a later date, forcing WWTA to present their case in front of the Hamilton county commission next month.
County commission will then decide if the request to be re-zoned will be approved or denied. The recommendation of the zoning commission was a denial of the request.