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The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says it will do what it can about how some people are driving through Wever as traffic has skyrocketed thanks to the construction of Iowa Fertilizer Company’s new plant south of town.

Lee County Tables Overpass Support

Nov 22, 2012

The Lee County Board of Supervisors wants to be at full strength when it makes what could be seen as a controversial vote.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors spent about 90 minutes, Monday night, trying to address concerns about Iowa Fertilizer Company’s proposed plant near Wever.

The success of the panel depends on to whom you talk.

The supervisors spent the first 30 minutes addressing questions submitted about two weeks ago by a group of residents.

Supervisor Gary Folluo says the board did the best it could to provide solid answers.

He says there were some questions, though, that the board simply could not answer because the answers lie with Iowa Fertilizer Company.

Lee County now knows some of the concerns residents have about the production plant Iowa Fertilizer Company plans to build near Wever.

Lori Beckert lives between Wever and Fort Madison.  She attended the Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting on Oct. 2 for one reason.

Beckert asked the board for a special meeting in Wever about the fertilizer plant so residents and future neighbors can get answers to their questions.

The supervisors said they wanted to see a list of questions/topics for the meeting before they would set a time/date/location.

Some Lee County residents want answers about the $1.4-billion fertilizer plant scheduled to be built near Wever by 2015.