AMERICUS, Ind. (WLFI) - The vote that would put a stone quarry in a Tippecanoe County town has been postponed.
The stone quarry is proposed to be located on Old State Road 25 just north of Americus, Ind.
The vote to approve the stone quarry was set for the Area Plan Commission meeting Wednesday night, but the vote has been moved off the agenda.
Several Americus residents have formed into the Americus Area Community Coalition and are petitioning the quarry being put in by the Rogers Group.
"I'd love to say we were doing this for the people in our community or my kids who live across the street from this," said Co-President of Americus Area Community Coalition Nate Hoffman. "I'd love to say we're doing this, just for the students I teach at East Tipp or just for the families in my subdivision. But, unfortunately, we're doing this for the people that come for the next 50 to 60 years. This needs to be dealt with and it needs to be dealt with now."
The group has a public meeting with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to discuss the quarry's effects of the flood plains.
That meeting is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday in the County Building.
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