There’s a brief writeup on the Northfield News website: Judge Rules Against ABE in Ethanol Plant Suit; Court says zoning ordinance is OK (look for story in Wednesday’s Northfield News print edition).
In his ruling, received by the township Monday, Wolf dismissed most of the charges made by ABE. They included:
- The township exceeded its rights in legislating a comprehensive planning and zoning ordinance to prohibit ethanol production;
- The ordinance was ineffective due to the township’s failure to present the ordinance to residents for a vote; and
- The timing of adoption of the ordinance was improper, and the township failed to give adequate notice of public hearings.