Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cookeville Council To Consider Quarry Expansion

The Cookeville city council next week is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the proposed expansion of a quarry, located off Highway 70 near Old Cavalry Road. The city planning commission this week denied a requested re-zoning of the property, but did approve a motion that it intended to improve access to the quarry. The quarry was already in operation when the area was annexed by the city of Cookeville, but officials say any efforts to expand the operations now fall under the city's zoning guidelines, and for what is now the third time, a request to rezone the property has been rejected -- in part because of the concerns of nearby property owners.