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Old 04-13-2012, 09:37 PM
 
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Does anyone out there know anything about this? I pass signs on my way to work and see that the quary there is expanding. From what I can gather they are going to move Westgate and do something.

I see the public hearing sign up there too, but haven't had a chance to see what it is all about? I have seen the "vote" signs (the yellow ones) and it looks like a website is on it, but I can't quite make it out.

Anyone know anything about this? I definitely do not like the sounds of a rock quary expanding.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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I have seen the signs you are talking about.

They are expanding and planning on mining further out (where Westgate currently is). Moving Westgate will suck.

They havea meeting this week from what signs say with City Council.

That is all I know.

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Old 04-14-2012, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I live in the Westgate area. I've gone to the meetings. I've voted no.

They are trying to rezone the area north of Westgate road to make it for commercial use (I believe it's currently zoned for multi family housing) so they can relocate Westgate Road to curve more north. They will then use that land north of Westgate to dump the excess "stuff" they mine at the quarry.

We had a vote this past Tuesday. It was around 107 - 5. Or something around there. The 5 were employees of the Rock Quarry voting yes to the expansion. There is another meeting next Tuesday downtown.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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I view the expansion of this quarry as a benefit for everyone as it would help our local economy.

More production = more jobs = more money being spent = better economy.

I remember when the company started digging the quarry back in the mid '80s. I don't think the neighborhood was developed until '97 or so. The quarry didn't stop anyone from purchasing any of the homes.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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There has been no mention by Martin Marietta, the owner of the rock quarry, about any possibility of job growth with this expansion in the meetings I have attended. The company is not concerned for the local economy. If you'd like to read more about their way of doing things read about their hostile takeover of Vulcan. They also stated that without this expansion they still have 40 years of mineable rock. So unless you live in this direct area and are involved with what is going on you may want to do your research.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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They also stated that without this expansion they still have 40 years of mineable rock. So unless you live in this direct area and are involved with what is going on you may want to do your research.
So are they wanting to expand just to be expanding with no expectation of increased revenue?

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The company is not concerned for the local economy.
They don't have to be concerned for the local economy. By them being concerned with their profit margin the economy will benefit. Without an increase in profits jobs are lost and the economy suffers.

Sorry, but I think it's fantastic that any company is looking to expand in our current economic situation especially since they really don't have to since they "still have 40 years of mineable rock".
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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The other issue is that without nearby sources of stone and other mined materials, it just increases the costs of building things here.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I only know what I understand from the meetings that I go to. It's best to go to the meetings to learn more.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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The other issue is that without nearby sources of stone and other mined materials, it just increases the costs of building things here.
This is not the only quarry in the area. There is another off of Duraleigh owned by a different company as well.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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This is not the only quarry in the area. There is another off of Duraleigh owned by a different company as well.
Which is also under attack from people who loved in after the quarry was built.
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