Americus stone quarry in ‘filing limbo’

AMERICUS, Ind. (WLFI) – A controversial stone quarry proposed to be built near Americus is in a bit of unknown territory.

When the Rogers Group filed for a zoning exception last month, it was scheduled to go before the Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday night. However, area planning staff tell News 18 the filing is incomplete because Rogers Group hasn’t filed its reclamation plan for what it will do with the land once mining operations are over.

Planner Bianca Zaklikowski says it’s the first time this has ever happened in the 10 years she’s been working with the BZA.

“For all intents and purposes, the filing doesn’t exist as a valid case,” said Zaklikowski. “It’s not on the agenda. There’s nothing to be continued. There’s nothing to be withdrawn. It’s in limbo.”

Zaklikowski said she talked with a Rogers Group representative about two weeks ago, but no indication was given about what they were planning on doing.

She says she will wait on the advice of attorneys before making the group refile.

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