Grand Rapids Gravel Mining Operation - Boulder Creek
Planning Commission Special Meeting - January 29, 2019:
MEETING CANCELED: Please stay tuned for updates on the rescheduled meeting.
The agenda for the Planning Commission's Special Meeting to consider the proposed Boulder Creek Planned Unit Development Amendment has been published here. The meeting materials include Grand Rapids Gravel Company's request details and an explanatory memo from a Township Attorney. At this meeting, the Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the Township Board concerning the request to continue the mining operation, or table the item for further review.
Boulder Creek Gravel Mine Permit Allows Work to Continue
The mining permit for Grand Rapids Gravel expired in December 2018 but work to remove previously mined material on the site is permitted continue for two more years under the conditions of the prior mining permit. The company has accelerated the removal of mined material with additional trucks hauling minerals off-site in recent weeks.
The Planning Commission will review GRG’s request to extend its permit for three years at a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The commission will then make a recommendation to the full Township board, who will consider the recommendation at a meeting in late February or March.
Comments on this issue can be shared with the Planning Commission, Township Board and staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Information Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 19
Plainfield Township has received a request from Grand Rapids Gravel Co. to extend its gravel mining permit for the operation at Boulder Creek located at the intersection of Northland Drive and Cannonsburg Road. Before a decision is made, a public information meeting will be held to inform residents of this request and gather feedback.
The meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Tribes Church, 6070 Kuttshill Drive in Rockford. If you are unable to attend you may stream the meeting online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDcd_UX9nP0 or submit your comments by email to email@example.com.
As new information is received, it will be added to this page.