WILLMAR—Two public hearings will be held at the Nov. 1 Willmar City Council meeting in regard to an expansion project at the Willmar Poultry Innovations facility near the Willmar Wastewater Treatment Plant on the western outskirts of Willmar.
The public hearings are mandated before the council can consider selling and rezoning the property Willmar Poultry is interested in buying.
The land in question wraps around the current poultry facility located on Kandiyohi County Road 116/75th Street, next to the wastewater plant and near the Willmar Trap Range and brush site. Willmar Poultry purchased the original site from the city in 2015 and built a turkey brooding facility. It now has plans to expand the facility and needs additional land to do so.
“Willmar Poultry Innovation intends to purchase 4.1 acres,” said Kayode Adiatu, Willmar City Planner, at the Oct. 18 council meeting.
The council had previously settled on a purchase price of $11,000 per acre, a price to which Willmar Poultry has agreed, City Administrator Leslie Valiant said.
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