Lowell Officials Pass Resolution Against Rock Quarry

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LOWELL, Ark. (KNWA) — The City of Lowell passed a resolution concerning a controversial rock quarry project.

The resolution, which was presented at the Benton County Planning Board meeting Monday, makes it clear there is a lack of support for the project.

The proposed quarry would replace 135 acres off of Old Wire Road, also known as the Cross Hollows Mines.

Nearby neighbors are concerned about the possibility of hazardous construction, noise and a significant decrease in property values

“We want citizens to always know what’s going on in their community,” said Linda Vannoy, Lowell City Council member. “We wish that citizens would get more involved before we get to this point in the process, but citizens are helping and actively involved and we want them to know they have our support.”

The resolution will be presented to the Planning Board during a scheduled meeting Dec. 19.

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