Town holds final public meeting about quarry issue

By Sherea Harris

VINCENT, AL (WBRC) - A final public meeting was held Thursday night in Vincent before the town council votes on whether to allow a rock quarry to come to town. The issue has divided the town for months.  

The proposed quarry would be located on Highway 62.

Opponents fear possible health hazards such as compromised air and water quality, noise and dust pollution.

The president of White Rock Quarries wants people to know the facts about the proposed quarry. He says the quarry will be a good neighbor and homeowners shouldn't worry about those things.

"They have no empathy for those who are there," said Anne Gibbons. "They won't feel the impact of it. Their homes won't feel the blasting."    

"This is a great opportunity for Vincent to have progress and growth and all of this other stuff is just dribble," said Carter Elliot.

Officials with White Rock Quarries say the proposed quarry will bring jobs and millions of dollars in revenue.

The council hasn't decided when it will vote on the project and the mayor says there are still questions yet to be answered.

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