The events concerned in a zoning dispute over a bitcoin mining operation within the Limestone neighborhood have agreed to an “expedited litigation schedule” in Washington County Chancery Courtroom to settle the matter.
Chancellor John Rambo issued an order on Friday acknowledging the county has dropped its request for a short lived injunction in opposition to BrightRidge in favor of a trial set to start in his court docket at 9 a.m. on March 14. The order additionally notes that the trial will proceed, as wanted, on March 15 via 16.
Rambo had beforehand scheduled a listening to on Wednesday to deal with the county’s request for the injunction in opposition to BrightRidge to forestall the continuation of cyber foreign money mining on property the vitality authority owns at 1444 Bailey Bridge Highway.
In late November, Rambo agreed to permit Crimson Canine Applied sciences LLC to grow to be a co-defendant and counter plaintiff within the civil grievance. Angela Charles, Washington County’s planning director, is the plaintiff in a grievance from the county alleging the bitcoin mining performed by the property’s leaseholder, Crimson Canine, doesn’t conform with a “public utilities” land use permitted on the website beneath the county’s A-3 zone.
Washington County alleges county commissioners first turned conscious that BrightRidge was in violation of the permitted zoning use for its Limestone property when residents within the neighborhood appeared throughout the public remark section of their month-to-month assembly in July to voice their issues concerning the fixed noise from the computer systems and cooling followers utilized by Crimson Canine in its cyber mining operation.
Bitcoin mining is a course of that produces cryptocurrency through the use of computer systems to unravel very advanced math issues.
Todd Napier, a consultant of Crimson Canine, informed commissioners in September that his firm has spent $500,000 on efforts to cut back the noise on the property. That features putting in noise dampening louvers close to its gear and starting building of a 15-foot wall across the facility.
Even so, commissioners voted in September to ship a letter to officers at BrightRidge, informing them they’d 30 days to discontinue the cyber mining operation on their property.