Controversial vote on quarry proposal delayed

Tippecanoe County Board of Zoning Appeals delays a controversial vote on the new quarry proposal.
Tippecanoe County Board of Zoning Appeals delays a controversial vote on the new quarry proposal.

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Tippecanoe County residents who oppose a new quarry proposed to be built in their area will have to wait even longer to see if they get their wish.

The Rogers Group which wants to build a quarry on old State Road 25 near Americus asked that the Board of Zoning Appeals delay the hearing from Wednesday’s meeting until June.

Although the request was made ahead of time, there were a couple residents in attendance at the meeting.

Area planners said the reason for the delay is that the proposed quarry has not yet been approved by the Department of Natural Resources.

As News 18 has already reported, more than 125 residents showed up at the DNR hearing last July. Then, later that month, the item was pulled from the BZA agenda and moved to this month.

Now, the new date is Wednesday, June 25.

“I’d like for it to be over with. It’s really has disrupted our lives quite a bit,” said Americus resident Bill Miller. “We’ll be waiting for June. We’ll be glad to get it over with one way or the other.”

Miller said the delay will only give residents more time to mobilize.

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