WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A temporary housing facility near Williston will be allowed to remain open after a month-long battle with county officials over improper permit use.
The Williams County Commission voted Tuesday to allow Ameri-Tech Industries to continue operating its 116-bed facility, but said trucks will no longer be allowed on the premises after neighbors complained about traffic and multiple silos at the site.
Commissioners also approved the company's proposal to expand the so-called man camp located about a mile north of Williston.
The county said it will pursue fines against the company if the truck traffic does not stop. A cease-and-desist order on the silos remains in effect.
Attorneys for Ameri-Tech and the company that owns the silos said there was never any intention to circumvent regulations.