Resident has concerns about Heartland Livestock

Yorkton resident Sean Robutka appeared before the regular meeting of Yorkton Council wanting Heartland Livestock along York Road in the city moved outside the community.

“Heartland Livestock’s time within city limits has long expired,” he told Council, adding the industry pollutes the city with unbearable noise and disease threats from their production.

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Robutka said he wants to see “Heartland Livestock relocated to a more appropriate location as to not disturb residential living.”

And, in the interim to a move he wants additional actions too, including limiting the facility to monthly events, and to control disturbances with enclosures and muzzles.

The moves are required “to be able to habitat their homes in the respectful manner of which they pay for, free of the bellering of livestock,” Robutka told Council. He added such moves would free area residents of health and physical “hazards that can threaten from manure, and cattle breakouts.”

Robutka then played a recording of cattle noise he said was taken inside his home, with the windows closed.

Asked how far he lives from the livestock sales facility Robutka replied “400-metres.”

Councilor Mitch Hippsley said he lives “three long city blocks” from the facility but confirmed “we hear that every week” with the windows also closed.

“It’s real,” offered Hippsley adding the complaint is “something that needs some really good consideration.”

The presentation was received and filed by Council.

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