|What's that smell? Jobs.|
jsonline: Cedarburg residents are calling city hall to complain that odors from a proposed asphalt mixing plant in a Town of Cedarburg quarry could overwhelm people living nearby and push down their property values, city officials said Tuesday. City of Cedarburg Mayor Kip Kinzel said residents have been complaining about the prospect of odors from mixing asphalt...
Those callers also are expressing fears about declining property values in city subdivisions south and west of the quarry. "Who wants to live next to an asphalt plant?" Kinzel said. Ald. Christian Reimer also is concerned about declining quality of life resulting from the additional activities at the quarry, partic ularly making asphalt in such proximity to homes. "The smell from the asphalt plant alone could transform the City of Cedarburg from a place of Strawberry and Wine and Harvest festivals to stinky town," Reimer says in an email message.
Oh the irony!!! Enjoy your "stinky town" guys, the asphalt plant is a job creator, an employer. I hope residents aren’t suddenly against jobs.
The town Plan Commission and Town Board are poised Wednesday to approve a Pewaukee company's proposal to build an asphalt plant as well as facilities to crush asphalt and concrete and recycle asphalt shingles at a quarry west of Sheboygan Road that is entirely surrounded by the city. If the Town Board approves the permit, the Ready Earth Consulting company would hire a quarry operator. The company requested a speedy town review of its permit application.
Speedy reviews are so Scott Walker.