A Maury County commissioner has led a failed push to rescind the commission’s decision to rezone a plot of land previously occupied by the Monsanto Company for residential advancement.

Commissioner Sue Stephenson claims 75 acres of the land in question is also hazardous for development due to possible chemical waste left underground decades back by the American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company.

Maury County Commissioner Sue Stephenson attends an Administration Committee meeting inside the Tom Primmer Commission Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

All through a county administration committee conference Tuesday, Stephenson launched a resolution to undo the county’s decision to rezone roughly 75.23-acres of the assets, at this time remaining applied as farmland, found near Parsons Bend Highway at Monsanto Road from M-2 (Major Industrial) District to A-2 (Rural Residential) District.

“This is public health and fitness and safety challenge,” Stephenson mentioned. “I have spoken to folks at that assets, and they say it (hazardous squander) is buried all around the home, not just the Superfund site. That stuff is all over that property.”

The 75.2- acre of property located near Parsons Bend Road at Monsanto Road is owned by Richie and Deborah Keith.

Stephenson’s motion failed right before the Maury County Administration Committee, 2-2, with Eric Previti and Connie Environmentally friendly voting in opposition of the resolution and Stephenson and Debbie Turner voting in favor, ending Stephenson’s approach to have the total fee rethink the choice.

Committee member Linda Whiteside abstained from the vote.

Pursuing the unsuccessful motion, Stephenson explained to The Day-to-day Herald that she will continue pursuing other choices in an work to safeguard the area from disturbance.