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Monday, July 07, 2014

Environment - "Showdown looms over proposed Americus quarry"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on the proposed Americus quarry in Tippecanoe County, Ron Wilkins has a long story today in the Lafayette Journal Courier that begins:

There’s a showdown brewing over the proposed limestone quarry near Americus, and it comes to a head at 10 a.m. Monday at the Tippecanoe County commissioners’ meeting in the County Building.

Rogers Group proposed the quarry last year, and residents in the area quickly formed the Americus Area Community Coalition to block the mining on a flat, north of Old Indiana 25, just east of Americus.

On June 16, the commissioners gave the coalition a boost. The three-member board approved the first of two readings of an ordinance that would ban new quarry operations if 100 residences are within a two-mile radius of a proposed quarry.

But the first approval of the ordinance came in under the radar, since it was not on the agenda. Monday morning, both sides are prepared with presentations, Commissioner Tom Murtaugh said.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 7, 2014 09:57 AM
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