Months of discussion and debate came to a head Tuesday morning when the Allen County commission followed its planning boards recommendation and denied Mid-States Materials and landowner David Gant a permit to install a rock quarry on the south side of Humboldt Hill.
More than 20 interested citizens, including a handful of representatives from the Lecompton-based aggregate company, gathered in the courthouse assembly room in anticipation of the commissions decision.
Ive agonized over this, said commissioner Bill King. And I know were not going to make everyone happy here but I make a motion that we follow the recommendation of the zoning board and deny this request.
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