Logan County Board hears hours of testimony in request to rezone
property for mining
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[December 14, 2012]
On Thursday evening, Logan
County Board members heard over two hours of testimony on how a new
location for a limestone quarry would benefit the county or possibly
present problems for neighbors to the quarry.
the request was for a conditional use of special district
agriculture. The zoning board of appeals determined that it would
require a rezoning to M-3, an industrial use that allows mining.
The land in question, measuring 280 acres and
bordered by 900th Avenue and 1400th Street, is owned by Doug Muck
and his sister Kaellyn Arch.
State's Attorney Jonathan Wright was on hand, and following more
than two hours comments and discussion, he was called on for his
"It's a rezoning application," he said. "You simply have to make
the determination if you are armed with the information to vote yes or no,
based on criteria."
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After a bit more discussion and a few more questions to the
applicant and property owners, a unanimous straw vote of the board
indicated that the rezoning would be approved at next week's Tuesday
Details of the discussion will be presented here in LDN when
available, either later today or on Saturday.