Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Roddy, Odor Consultant, Gathering Data on Ethanol Plant Odors

Bill Roddy, who is performing a review of odor issues related to the United Ethanol Plant, will be seeking input from residents and businesses on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the City of Milton Council Chambers in the lower level of the Shaw Municipal Building located at 430 E. High Street in Milton. This meeting is in addition to an array of personal meetings Mr. Roddy is having with most of the plant neighbors and those who have previously reported odor complaints.

The key purpose for this meeting is for Mr. Roddy to collect information regarding the odor experiences that people have had related to United Ethanol. Mr. Roddy will be using this information to complete an odor analysis and report which will provide specific recommendations to United Ethanol for minimizing odor impacts. The final report will be made available to the public in March.

The City encourages all interested parties to attend this event to provide Mr. Roddy with as much information as possible to help develop his report and recommendations. This meeting will not be intended to provide information to the public, but is intended for the gathering of information about the public’s experience. Those who have personally noticed odors that are believed to be from United Ethanol are specifically encouraged to attend.

Mr. Roddy has decades of experience working with environmental issues in the United States and abroad in the public and private sectors. He has approximately eight years of experience working directly with the ethanol industry. Mr. Roddy is currently employed in Kansas as the corporate manager of environmental affairs for an ethanol plant design and engineering firm and is considered to be one of the top experts in his field.

For additional information, you can contact me at (608) 868-6900 ext. 4 or by e-mail at Private appointments by phone or in person can be arranged for those who may not be able to attend the meeting but would like to speak with Mr. Roddy. If interested in a private appointment please contact Inga Jacobson at City Hall at (608) 868-6900 ext. 23 or e-mail at