New quarry completes driveway

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Marshall County Stone has complied with conditions imposed by county officials when they granted the business authority to proceed with development of a new quarry on State Route 99, according to an employee of the business.

Wilford "Spider" Wentzel, a Marshall County commissioner and a MC Stone employee who operates the quarry's scales, reported Monday that by sunset that day the company's road to and from the quarry would have been paved, thus completing conditions in a special use permit.

Wentzel explained that paving the driveway allowing the quarry's wheel washer to work to full advantage by cleaning dump truck wheels of quarry dust and mud so they do not track it on to the highway.

Marshall County Zoning Officer Don Nelson on Monday afternoon said paving of the quarry's driveway was the last significant area of compliance with requirements for the permit issued by the county's Board of Zoning Appeals.

"When the BZA granted a special use permit, it imposed these kinds of requirements," Nelson explained. "They have to do some fencing and other minor things to complete."

See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.