Monday night, the Jackson County Commission unanimously voted to take action with a company that wants to build a test facility there.
The commission was expected to vote on two proposals. One passed unanimously. The other motion died for a lack of a second.
As of Monday afternoon, the Jackson County Commission is instructing its attorney to write letters to both the landowner and Dynetics.
The purpose is to require the parties to comply with all flood plain requirements before beginning any construction as well as obtain any permits needed.
Dynetics is negotiating to purchase a 1500 acre tract of land in Larkinsville, located just outside of Scottsboro.
A motion seeking a local bill by the legislative delegation giving the county commission authority to regulate commercial zoning in the county failed.
A group of residents have asked the commission to see what they could do about the company who is planning to locate a test site on the property that has explosives.
Some residents are concerned it will affect their quiet way of life, including loss of home values, health concerns, and cause people to not want to move to the area.
County Commission chairwoman Sadie Bias said there were many residents at the meeting who were disappointed both motions did not pass.
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