Request to build crematory in Westside Neighborhood Withdrawn

As reported in the Times-Call, the Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home has withdrawn their request for a variance on the 500-foot residential protection standard for funeral homes and crematories.  We applaud this new direction as it removes the threat of smoke, ash, odor, and other emissions from a proposed smoke stack at the corner of 5th Ave and Terry St and the harmful effects on our neighborhood.  Our hope is that Mr. Carroll finds another location that is suitably distant from other residential neighbors so they aren’t impacted.