Two asphalt plant hearings on tap next week




(File photo) Members of the Protect Our Fresh Air committee were present at the Sept. 8 Ashe County Board of Commissioners meeting with signs reading “protect our fresh air, stop the asphalt plant.”


JEFFERSON-If you’ve got questions or opinions to share about the proposed asphalt plant in Glendale Springs you’ll have two opportunities next week to say your piece.

That Ashe County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing at 9:20 a.m. on Monday Oct. 5, at the Ashe County Courthouse. A second hearing, hosted by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6. It’s also at the courthouse.

The first session will allow county commissioners to take public input into consideration while considering a possible moratorium on an asphalt plant that was proposed by Appalachian Materials Group earlier this year. The proposed layout puts the plant in Glendale Springs near the New River. The board could also consider amending its polluting industries ordinance.

The second hearing will help the NCDENR’s Division of Air Quality decide if it will allow the plant to move forward.

Reach Adam Orr at 336-846-7164 or Twitter.com/AdamROrr.

(File photo) Members of the Protect Our Fresh Air committee were present at the Sept. 8 Ashe County Board of Commissioners meeting with signs reading “protect our fresh air, stop the asphalt plant.”
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Asphalt-meeting.jpg(File photo) Members of the Protect Our Fresh Air committee were present at the Sept. 8 Ashe County Board of Commissioners meeting with signs reading “protect our fresh air, stop the asphalt plant.”
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