Tippecanoe County commissioners vote against limestone quarry plan, but proposal isn't dead

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LAFAYETTE, Indiana — Two county commissioners have voted in favor of an ordinance that could stop a proposed limestone quarry from being built in a rural area along the Wabash River near Lafayette.

The Journal & Courier reports (http://on.jconline.com/1jhSUUF ) the commissioners voted to authorize an ordinance prohibiting new quarry operations when 100 residences are located within a two-mile radius of the proposed quarry.

Nearby residents had opposed plans for a quarry on 524 acres near Americus proposed by Tennessee-based Rogers Group, saying it would present health hazards.

But Rogers Group on Friday re-filed a modified application for a quarry special exception from the county board of zoning appeals. If approved, the quarry operation could be headed to court to resolve whether the commissioner's ordinance or the zoning approval takes priority.

Information from: Journal and Courier, http://www.jconline.com

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