We are in the process of moving our web site. The
new web site address is AmericusACC.com,
please change your book marks to reference the new web site.
This web site is being developed for the residents and neighbors near the
proposed Stone Quarry just northeast of Americus on Old State Road 25 North
Please be sure to sign our petition at any of the
Wolfe's Leisure Time Campground or contact Bill Miller
Would you like to help in our fight? Many hands make
much work light!
firstname.lastname@example.org or become a member of the coalition by sending
in a membership application with your donation.
As the fight continues, we are also in need of
voluntary donations to cover to costs of our battle to preserve the Americus
area. Monies will be used strictly
for promotional materials, professional expert speakers and legal fees
associated with our objection to the quarry bordered by the Banks of the Wabash River
and. Old State Road 25 N.
The AACC is comprised of VOLUNTEERS from the Americus
We need Your Help in reaching our Fund
Please make a donation:
Make checks payable to the
Americus Area Community Coalition (AACC)
Mail to: AACC Treasurer
State Road 25 North
Or become a Member of the AACC:
Thank YOU for your Support!
A Special Thanks to every
volunteer and your support
at the October Fund Raiser!
|Water quality and community input meeting.
Parking available in front of building, in front of garages, aver flow
parking behind and to the Exit road of the Recreation building.
Please Stop at the stop sign and proceed slowly.
Enter through either of the glass doors.
Public Meeting Scheduled for
Thursday February 20, 2014
Buck Creek Community Center 7:00 PM
Discussion of DNR ruling and options to proceed.
Members and friends,
Please Mark JUNE 25 2014 on your calendar.
This is the date of the BZA hearing and we need a mass of people to
attend. This will show who cares and who could be affected.
It is not over until the final round.
Recently, the DNR gave
approval to Rogers Group for the proposed quarry in a floodway.
Although this is disappointing, it is not unexpected for 2 reasons: First, they have never denied one. Secondly, the process by which they continuously
re-submit revised information is to their benefit, not
our protection. This is one step. We have an appeal pending.
The Board of Zoning Appeals will hear the request for a variance and exception at their June 25, 2014 meeting.
Again, your attendance is crucial.
Until the June meeting our opposition needs to be very visible. Please
support this venture by wearing buttons, your 'Stop the Stone
Quarry' shirts, hosting a yard sign, writing letters to the editors, e-mailing our local and STATE representatives,
or attending political input sessions like Feb
1. All of these are VERY important.
We and the AACC thank
you for your continued support, interest and visibility. Keep it up!
Bill and Kay Miller, AACC co-presidents
Board of Zoning
Appeals has rescheduled the meeting to;
Wednesday June 25, 2014
We need to flood the TIPPECANOE ROOM
to show our opposition to this project!
Show your opposition to the
proposed Roger's Group Stone Quarry
8032 Old State Road 25 North, on the Bosma Farm just north of Americus.
Help fill the Tippecanoe Room of
the Tippecanoe County Building 20 N 3rd St. Lafayette, IN
for the hearing with the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Two variances and a special exception are being requested. The Special exception
is for a 400 ft deep quarry with 90 ft stockpiles of stone. Activity for 50-60
years and sometimes 24 hour a day operation.
January Public Meeting
January 16th at the Buck Creek
Community Center at 7:00 PM
The meeting is to consider variances for the proposed quarry
Department of Natural Resources
Robert E. Carter. Jr., Director
Division of Water
402 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2641
Phone (317) 232-4160
Toll-free (877) 928-3755
Fax (317) 233-4579
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
This letter is to inform you that the Department of
Natural Resources, Division of Water, will hold a public hearing on the
following construction in ~ floodway application.
APPLICANT: Rogers Group Inc
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION; A new stone quarry development
will be constructed along the east (left) over bank of the Wabash River.
Floodway construction activities associated with this development include:
(1) an approximate
deep incised, quarry pit. Groundwater will
be constantly removed from the pit and directed to the Wabash River.
Material excavated from the
basin will be either stockpiled or moved to process area outside of
floodway for potential sale; (2) excess material will be stockpiled along
the streamward side of the quarry pit. The stockpile will be a maximum of
side slopes and will have a
top width. It will be set back
from the top of the stream bank; (3) a
storm water runoff system. The storm water runoff in the process area is
intercepted by two proposed wet-bottom detention ponds. The two proposed
wet-bottom detention ponds are connected with the eastern most pond
discharging to the western most pond. The west pond discharges to an
unnamed tributary through a special outlet control structure and
outfall pipe. The primary outfall invert at
the west pond will be
546.00', NGVD. It will outlet to the
tributary at 544.78',
a stream crossing over the unnamed
tributary. The crossing will consist of three
diameter culverts with no headwalls. The
culverts will have an upstream and downstream invert of
NGVD, respectively. The inlet ends of the
culverts will not be beveled. The culverts will not be skewed to align
with stream flow. The channel entering and exiting the culvert will be
lined with a 24"
thick layer of class I riprap.
The approach roads will be constructed at the existing floodplain
elevations. The crown of the roadway over the culvert will be at
high open barrier will be placed along each
side of the roadway over the channel. Details of the project are contained
in information received electronically at the Division of Water on April
and in plans and information received at
the Division of Water on
May 14, 2013
STREAM: Wabash River
LOCATION: Along the east (left) overbank of the Wabash
River beginning approximately
upstream of the Grant Road crossing and
7000' The scope of the public
hearing, held under Ie
14-11-4-8, will be limited to the
authority vested in the Department of Natural Resources by the permitting
statutes. This authority is confined to the floodway of the stream and any
impact that the project may have on:
1) The efficiency and capacity of the floodway;
2) The safety of life or property; .
3) Fish, wildlife, or botanical resources; and,'
4) The cumulative effects of the above items:
Only issues that are directly related to this
application for construction in a floodway will be addressed ..
Under the permitting statutes, the Department has no authority in land
use, zoning, local drainage, floodway fringe construction, burning, etc.;
therefore, topics beyond the Departments jurisdiction will not be
discussed during the hearing.
The public hearing will
held on July 23, 2013 beginning at 5:00 (local time) in the Tippecanoe
Room of the Tippecanoe County Office Building located at 20 North 3
Street, in Lafayette, Indiana. Parking is available in the County Parking
Garage on the west side of the office building.
POSTPONED - New date TBA
If you have any questions concerning this public
hearing, please contact the Technical Services Center at
(toll free), or write to the address listed
From WLFI News:
To listen to or participate in
the DNR hearing about the effect of this quarry on floodwaters, come to the
Tippecanoe Room at the County Building (20 N
3rd St. Lafayette, IN) on
July 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM
This website is provided as a
neighborhood service to keep area residents informed of the proposed Stone
Information has been gathered by Americus
Area Community Coalition and Friends of the AACC