BLADENBORO — The $22,050 fine against a Bladenboro company stands, the town board decided Monday night, when it held a public hearing for an appeal of an earlier decision.
On Monday night, the Bladenboro Board of Commissioners met to hear the appeal of a fine issued to Carroll Poultry — its third such citation — for violating its permit in regards to daily flow, waste totals above the monthly average, and failing to accurately complete statutory reports. The fine was imposed at the Board’s June meeting.
Carroll Poultry representatives did not attend the public hearing and could not be reached for comment.
Opened in 2017, the company was given a five-year permit in June that included a one-year probationary time-frame requiring the company to submit sampling during that time. It has received two previous citations for flow issues. Because this was the third fine during the probationary period, the Board agreed to extend the probation through June, 2019.
The first fine was paid in full, and the second was financed. The company has until Aug. 20 to pay the third fine in full.
“We want to see them in compliance because the business is good for Bladenboro,” Town Manager John O’Daniel said. “So we certainly want to see them successful.”
The town has authority to fine the company $25,000 per day and revoke its permit.
Located at 414 Industrial drive, Carroll Poultry is owned by Hera Khan and Gulzar Khan. With more than 70 employees, the company has the capability to process about 35,000 chickens per day at the plant.
Chrysta Carroll can be reached by calling 910-862-4163 or emailing email@example.com.