A local business was granted a permit from the city to operate a concrete recycling operation on Arrington Bridge Road.

JBA Properties requested the permit to operate the recycling business on the west side of Arrington Bridge Road, between Westbrook and Pecan roads.

The business will have an outdoor storage area and will be located on 9 acres of a 150.32-acre tract. The property is located within the 1-2 General Industry Zoning District.

Concrete recycling will be done at the facility from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the business will employ one to two people. The owner proposes to provide a berm along the frontage of the property to screen the storage area from the road, according to the city.

JBA Properties also will be required to complete a Floodplain Development Permit application to meet the city engineer’s requirements.

During an April 15 public hearing before the Goldsboro City Council, one person spoke in opposition to the recycling business and expressed concerns about possible dust and water pollution and the possibility of future expansion of the business.

The attorney representing the owner spoke in favor of the proposal, saying it would meet all the requirements and regulations.

The Planning Commission, during its April 29 meeting, recommended approval of the conditional use permit, with modifications to the parking requirements, to city council, which took up the request during its May 6 meeting.

Councilman Bevan Foster made a motion to deny the request, which was seconded by Councilman Antonio Williams. That motion failed 4-2.

Councilman David Ham then made a motion to approve the request, which passed 4-2.

Mayor Chuck Allen recused himself from voting.