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Joliet Approves Vulcan Rezoning Request

In Joliet, Ill., city council approved a rezoning request by Vulcan Materials. The expansion will allow quarry operations to continue for another five to seven years, according to city officials.

According to Vulcan, the 10-acre site is on a larger parcel, which is segregated from the surrounding area by screens and land berms. This isolates it from surrounding residences and a school.

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Do You Have Control over NIMBY?

Picture this: economic difficulties haven’t slowed your business down and you decide to pursue a plant expansion. You construct your business plan, collect the proper paperwork and get ready for the approval process. All of a sudden the zoning commission holds off on granting your permit.

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Vulcan’s Azusa quarry plan heads for a vote

A special election is scheduled for Jan. 25 so that residents of Asuza, Calif., can vote on Vulcan Materials’ request to rezone its quarry operation there. The election will cost $60,000 to produce versus the minimal additional expense of adding it to the already scheduled municipal election in March.

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Martin Marietta seeks new N.C. quarry

Martin Marietta Materials will have to wait to find out if it can go forward with plans to build a rock quarry in Maple Hill, N.C. During a lengthy meeting In November, the Onslow County Board of Adjustment postponed action on a special-use permit request by the company to build a 1,800-acre quarry off of N.C. 50. The board rescheduled the issue for a future meeting.

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