Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
Contentious Planning Board Meeting
Debate lasted Several Hours
It was an at times contentious meeting Monday night at the Southport Town Hall. The planning board held a public hearing on the Bowers family application to build a distillery. Several residents spoke out in protest of the plan. They cited numerous issues ranging from the legality of the distillers license to traffic and ground water issues. Matthew Bowers did respond to each issue trying to sooth residents concerns. After over two hours of discussion the board tabled the hearing until May 5.