AACC Holiday Dinner – Roberts Americus Restaurant – Dec. 18, 2014

AACC Holidy Dinner 2014

Members and friends, the Americus Area Community Coalition invites you to join us for the second annual AACC Holiday Gathering at Roberts Americus Restaurant.

When – Thursday, December 18 at 6pm.

Where – Roberts Americus Restaurant, 7460 Old State Road 25 N, Lafayette, IN 47905

Enjoy all you can eat chicken and fish – $12 per person.

RSVP by December 10th using the contact form below.  Also, you can submit any questions you may have about the event.

Please provide the total number of people in your party.  This will help in planning the food.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tippecanoe County Commissioners Approve Quarry Ordinance

A huge win today for the Americus Area Community Coalition!


Source: WLFI.com

Today the Tippecanoe County Commissioners approved Ordinance No. 2014-08-CM: Prohibition of Quarries in Residential Areas.

A huge thank you to the Americus Area Community Coalition leadership:

Board Members
Co-Presidents: Bill and Kay Miller
Vice-President: Nate Hofmann
Vice-President: Jason McCoy
Secretary: Tina Deno
Secretary: Janet Schladetsky
Treasurer: Sue Deno

Advisory Board Members
Allen Hofmann
Dave Weiner
Teresa Maxwell
Merrell Cree

Non-Voting Board Members
Dale Wolfe

Also, a big thank you to all the speakers at the commissioners meeting. Everyone can’t be named that has contributed to the organization and got us to this point, so thank you everyone. Our efforts to stop the stone quarry are paying off. Even if you are just attending meetings and showing your support. Every small effort is very encouraging.

Countless hours have been put in by the extended team.

Following are local news articles covering the commissioners meeting:

http://wlfi.com/2014/07/07/commissioners-devastation-too-much-to-support-stone-quarry/

http://www.jconline.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/07/ordinance-stop-americus-quarry-approved/12305075/

We will begin preparing for the August 27 Board of Zoning Appeals meeting. Rogers Group on Friday re-filed a modified application for a quarry special exception from the county board of zoning appeals.

The fight isn’t over, but we’ve come a long way!

Quarry Ordinance Passes Its First Reading – Final Reading on July 7

Following is a statement prepared by the Americus Area Community Coalition board members. Also included is a news video discussing the quarry ordinance.


Source: WLFI – News 18

At an AACC public meeting this past winter, Senator Ron Alting stood and delivered a powerful, positive message to area residents: “Grassroots works.” It appears he was on to something.

An ordinance requiring a buffer zone between residential homeowners and mineral extraction operations passed its first reading unanimously today. This ordinance was based on a proposal brought to the commissioners just last week by those who live in their county – government officials acting in response to information brought to their attention.

It is understood that mining is a necessary industry to any developing county. It is also understood that quarries have detrimental effects on residential properties and those who live there. We asked the commissioners to think proactively and consider requiring space between residences and mining operations.

This new ordinance would not permit mining to take place within a two-mile circle containing 100 residences or more. This would render the proposed Americus quarry site unavailable for mineral extraction operations. This ordinance would not prohibit quarrying in Tippecanoe County. There are other more sparsely, primarily agrarian areas of the county where this type of operation would be less intrusive (e.g. the area of the Kentland quarry). That type of operation is allowed for by this ordinance.

This ordinance also would not affect sand and aggregate dealerships, so there are no “grandfathering” issues. No existing aggregate operation in Tippecanoe County would be affected by this ordinance. The proposed ordinance would require no new licensing or regulation process, with no cost to the county; it simply requires some space between people and industry.

It’s not over yet. There is a two-week period of open comment. This time period allows the commissioners to engage in consideration of public input. After the fact-gathering period, the proposed ordinance still has to pass its second reading.

The second reading will take place on July 7 at 10:00 at the City-County Office Building, 20 North 3rd street. Please attend if you are able and show your support of this ordinance. Let people know if you believe that no industry has the right to come at a cost to people – in dollars, health, or safety.

For more information, please attend the AACC public meeting this Thursday evening at Wolfe’s Leisure Time Campground at 7:00 p.m.

Rogers Group Stone Quarry Put on Hold

The stone quarry proposed by the Rogers Group has been put on hold for now.  The quarry is to be located off of Old SR25 just north of Americus, Indiana.  The Americus Area Community Coalition will continue to get the word out about the quarry in an effort to protect the Americus area and the surrounding community.  Following is a short video discussing the delay.  The AACC will double it’s efforts in opposition of the stone quarry.  To stay up to date on the latest news and events related to the opposition of the quarry you can click here to join the AACC email list.

Source:  http://wlfi.com/2014/05/12/controversial-stone-quarry-put-on-hold/.  You can read the WLFI article by clicking on the link.

 

Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts in stopping the stone quarry.

Radon – Potential Effects of the Stone Quarry on Your Home’s Radon Levels

The following presentation is brought to you by the Education Committee of the Americus Area Community Coalition of Lafayette, Indiana.  What impact will the proposed Rogers Group stone quarry have on radon levels in your home?  What can you do to protect yourself?  Review the following presentation to find out.

If you would like to conduct a radon test in your home or consider installing a radon remediation system then click here for a discount opportunity.

The Latest AACC Billboard on SR38

The Americus Area Community Coalition continues their marketing campaign to get the word out about the stone quarry proposed by the Rogers Group.  This is the second AACC billboard.  It is located in Lafayette, Indiana, on SR38 behind Sears.  The Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a hearing regarding the stone quarry in June.  Join us in our efforts to stop the stone quarry and keep it out of our peaceful, residential community.  Help us protect our water.

AACC Billboard on SR38

Wells Water and Flooding – Know Your Rights

The following presentation is brought to you by the Education Committee of the Americus Area Community Coalition of Lafayette, Indiana.  What impact will the proposed Rogers Group stone quarry have on your water?

Americus Area Community Coalition – March Newsletter

Hello Friends of the AACC!

Be sure to attend the Americus Area Community Coalition Public Meeting this Thursday night, March 20, at 7pm.

The meeting will be held at Wolfe’s Leisure Time Campground in Americus located on Old State Road 25 North. The next 3 months are critical as we prepare for the Board of Zoning Appeals hearing scheduled for June 25. We need everyone’s help to stop the stone quarry!
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