SOUTH BEND — This much is certain: The St. Joseph County Council will conduct a public hearing Tuesday night in regard to a petition to operate a metal recycling center on Smilax Road in Olive Township.
What is uncertain is whether the hearing will lead to an immediate vote on the matter.
In sending the petition to the full council with no recommendation in January, members of the Land Use Planning Committee discussed tabling the vote until March to allow residents more time to consider the project.
In the two weeks since, a pair of public meetings have been held to discuss the project, including one Saturday organized by the New Carlisle Town Council.
That said, much appears to depend on the opinion of council member Dan Herbster, R-District F, in whose district the project is proposed.