South Elgin commission votes against Lafarge quarry hours expansion
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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