Next court appearance in Trom lawsuit set
All the parties in the lawsuit against Dodge County and Masching Swine Farms will be back in court next month as the judge hears motions for summary judgment from all three parties.
Lowell and Evelyn Trom of Westfield Township filed suit in Dodge County District Court a year ago against the county and Masching’s Swine Farms asking that the judge vacate the conditional use permit that the county gave to Masching to construct a hog feedlot on property adjacent to the Troms.
The Troms had originally filed suit in 2014 to vacate the permit. In late 2014 Judge Jodi Williamson ruled that necessary information had not been included in Masching’s application and that the permit should be vacated. She also ruled, however, that Masching could reapply and if the required items were included in the application it could be granted.