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Americus quarry seeking approval.

Rogers Group Inc. filed paperwork indicating it intends to go through with plans for a new quarry a mile north of Americus, Tenn., according to the Lafayette Journal-Courier.

Rogers Group completed its land use request for property at 8032 Old Indiana 25 N. that has been on file with the Tippecanoe County Board of Zoning Appeals since July 2014, said Andy Williams, Rogers Group vice president.

The move sets up a potential showdown between the Rogers Group, Americus-area neighbors who have been fighting the proposed quarry for more than a year and county commissioners who crafted a quarry ban specifically to stop the 524acre plan along the Wabash River.

Williams said the company will attempt to get approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals, a seven-member panel appointed by the Lafayette and West Lafayette city councils, the Tippecanoe County commissioners and the Area Plan Commission.

If Rogers wins there, Williams said the company is ready for any legal questions that come up with the county's quarry ban. In July, the commissioners approved an ordinance that prohibits stone quarries within a two-mile radius of 100 homes.

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Title Annotation:PERMITTING
Publication:Rock Products
Date:Jan 1, 2015
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