Allen County commissioners will decide next Tuesday whether to uphold a recommendation of their planning commission to deny rock quarrying on the south slope of Humboldt Hill.
David Gant, owner of D&D Propane and owner of the land in question, wants a zoning deferment so Mid States Materials may blast rock from the overburden of dirt and haul it from the site under a lease agreement.
At a meeting last Thursday planners voted 4-0 to deny the request. Objections included blasting within close proximity of occupied dwellings and the fear that trucks entering onto old Highway 169 from the peak of the hill would create a traffic hazard, said County Counselor Alan Weber.
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