02/26/14 Tuesday evening an overflowing crowd of concerned citizens gathered in the meeting room at the Plymouth Library to get organized and get their plans in place to try and block the request of Irving Materials to rezone a piece of property on the north side of 11th Road and east of US 30. IMI wants to rezone a piece of property from residential to industrial to allow for a large scale asphalt plant and a concrete plant.
The proposed rezoning request has caused neighbors in two nearly adjoining subdivisions to take action. They are concerned on air pollution, noise pollution, water pollution, light pollution, traffic, property values, wildlife, and the zoning ordinances.
Amanda Petrucelli lead the group and asked for concerned citizens to sign-up for specific committees so when they present at the April Plan Commission meeting they have facts, and information. She also urged everyone to “treat the company with respect, they are our neighbors.”
A letter writing campaign was urged with citizens sending their comments to members of the Plymouth Plan Commission since they control the 2-mile jurisdiction.
A petition drive is also underway with one specifically for neighbors and another one for citizens of Plymouth who are against the re-zoning.