Shelby County Reporter Covers Zoning Application

Posted on October 30th, 2009 by Editor in News

The Shelby County Reporter has reported on the filing by White Rock of its zoning application.  According to the paper:

White Rock Quarries last week filed an application to have 886 acres of land rezoned from rural agricultural to a special district zoning status. The special district zoning status is more restrictive than a heavy industrial zoning status.

White Rock spokesperson Stephen Bradley said White Rock chose to ask for the status to prove the company will be accountable to the town and its citizens.

“When you request the special district zoning, there can only be one kind of activity within that special district, and it would be to build and operate a quarry. Any other use for it other than a quarry would have to go back to the planning and zoning commission,” he said.

He said there will be special requirements set up for landscaping, hours of operation, levels of blasting and noise levels, among other requirements corresponding with the promises White Rock has made to Vincent citizens.

“There’s been a lot of debate and discussion about what will actually take place on that property,” Bradley said. “By requesting this special district, the particular activities that can be carried out on that property will be specified, and it should give citizens some comfort to know what can be done on that property. It should eliminate any speculation and incorrect allegations about what we’re going to do with that property.”

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