Impact study may delay meetings

Marianne Gillespie

Approval or denial of a potential gravel pit in Medina Township may be pushed back.

Mossville Land Investments LLC, comprised of Stanley Maxheimer and Joe LaHood, is asking for a continuance to allow time for an environmental impact study for the proposed 222-acre facility. The site is located at 14728 N. Old Galena Road, north of Cedar Hills Drive and near Rome West Road.

The Peoria County Zoning Board of Appeals originally was to hear about the project Sept. 11, but now will either approve or deny a continuance on that day.

If approved, the ZBA would look at the matter Oct. 9 instead.

The county’s land use committee will look at the information next, with the final vote for approval or denial with the full Peoria County Board.

Also weighing in on the special-use application is the county’s planning and zoning department, which will take the information supplied in the application, add comments from the county’s highway department, the health department and Medina Township to make a staff report with a recommendation on the project.

Also included will be a recent letter from the Illinois Department of Transportation with an unfavorable opinion of the proposed project.

The staff report will be available in early September.