The Peoria County land use committee unanimously opposed Wednesday Mossville Land Investments LLC’s special-use permit application for a gravel pit on Old Galena Road in Medina Township.


The Peoria County land use committee unanimously opposed Wednesday Mossville Land Investments LLC’s special-use permit application for a gravel pit on Old Galena Road in Medina Township.

Committee chairwoman Carol Trumpe said the committee did not feel the land use would fit with the county’s land-use plan, both the overall county plan and Chillicothe plan, and would change the character of the area.

Making up the committee are Trumpe, vice-chairman Brian Elsasser, Patricia Hidden, Thomas O’Neill and Bonnie Hester, all members of the Peoria County Board.

Previously, the Zoning Board of Appeals, an independent, fact-finding body made up of citizens, voted 5-2 Nov. 13 to deny the special-use permit.

In October, the board heard more than six hours worth of testimony.

That information was used in the land use committee, as no new facts could be introduced, Trumpe said.

The full county board, comprised of 18 members, will make the final ruling at its 6 p.m. Dec. 11 meeting at the Peoria County Courthouse.

A simple majority vote will be needed for the application to be denied or approved, Trumpe said.