South Elgin commission votes against Lafarge quarry hours expansion

EQW Staff

August 8, 2013

Lafarge Fox River Stone wants to extend operating hours at its south-side quarry by 5 hours on weekdays and by 7 hours on Saturdays. (Photo: The Courier-News)

The planning and zoning commission in South Elgin, Illinois, denied Lafarge Fox River Stone an extension of the operating hours at its south-side quarry, according to a report from The Courier-News.

The commission voted unanimously to not recommend the South Elgin Village Board to approve a special-use permit that would allow the quarry to operate from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The quarry’s current hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Neighbors who opposed the extended hours expressed concerns about noise, dust, light spillage and blasting.

Lafarge officials told The Courier-News that it needed to extend hours to meet demand for materials for road construction.

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