Update: On April 22, 2010, A representative from The Rogers Group admitted to an Oakland Hills resident that called on behalf of the stopthequarry movement the plot outlined in the satellite photo IS one of the two sites they are considering in the Todd County!
I was called from a neighbor a couple of days ago about a problem that might be arising that will affect all the homes off Exit 1 around the Trenton/Tylertown Roads. She went to Kentucky yesterday to get a plat of where this Quarry will be built. It is shocking how close it is to our subdivisions on the North side of Interstate 24!
Below I have placed a copy of the plat, so you can see if it will affect your area. We understand that this is being built right inside the KY line but they will be using Trenton and Tylertown Road to get to the Hemlock. Not to mention the blasted that will shake all of our homes!
Taken from the new site about this development, I have been given permission to quote what has been brought to the surface.
What we know:
The Rogers Group based in Nashville, TN has shown an interest in developing a rock quarry in the Todd County area. They are to be the company interested in the tract of land in question (below). The Rogers Group hopes to acquire this quarry location in order to supply the Hemlock plant with the quarried limestone. (Tylertown Road would be the most direct route of delivery.)
Apparently, core samples have been taken and some surveying has been done in preparation for the development of a quarry. However, on a positive note, no mining permit has been applied for with the state of Kentucky.
Kentucky does not have zoning restrictions – meaning there is no barrier between development and the state. No planning commission, no re-zoning red tape. Companies applying for a mining permit in the state of Kentucky DO have to submit a public notice to the most heavily circulated newspaper within a 50-mile radius of the intended mining site. This is, of course, the Kentucky New Era based in Hopkinsville, would be the appropriate publication.
We need to show The Rogers Group they aren’t just going up against a small group of Tennessee homeowners and a handful of Kentucky farmers; they are going against a united front of more than 7 large Clarksville neighborhoods consisting of more than a thousand Tennessee homeowners willing to support those bordering their intended quarry!
We need to contact them RELENTLESSLY voicing our opposition to their potential quarry before it legally becomes our newest neighbor!
We need the support of Clarksville neighbors not affected to stand in the gap for the homeowners who can’t be here due to be deployed. Will you help us take a stand?
Channel 4 News came to Clarksville and did a piece on this developing story.
The Rogers Group out of Nashville is planning to start quarrying limestone to supply the Hemlock plant.
The land that is the subject is owned by Paul Cooper
Core samples and surveying have been done on the property
No new deeds have been filed in Todd County
No mining permit has been applied for in the state of Kentucky
The Rogers Group will have to notify the public via the New Kentucky Era for 30 days as part of the permit process
No notification has appeared in the paper as of yet
No zoning restrictions in Kentucky – NO planning commission
The Rogers Group has been trying to access limestone in Todd County for a few years now without much success
The Rogers Group moved a projected quarry site in Huntsville, AL due to public fallout
Woodstock residents and Kentucky farmers are not happy
Tylertown/Oakland Hills residents are just now finding out
Tennessee officials have no power in Kentucky, it’s up to our residents to make a change
The possible location of the quarry – Woodstock farms (right next to Woodstock subdivision)
The land consists of 500 +/- acres and crosses HWY 108
Rumor and Speculations:
Property has been sold to The Rogers Group
To view updated information about this developing story please visit STOP the Quarry!
If you know a resident that is deployed, stand in the gap for them! Please forward this to everyone you know to help us stop something that could hurt our economy and to educate others on what is going on right outside our back doors!