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  • Asphalt plant denied merchant license in village

  • A merchant license application from Magruder Paving of Troy, Mo. was not accepted at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Village of Sunrise Beach Board of Trustees.
    Magruder was seeking to reopen an asphalt plant at the quarry located at Hwy. 5 and Eddie Ave.
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  • A merchant license application from Magruder Paving of Troy, Mo. was not accepted at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Village of Sunrise Beach Board of Trustees.
    Magruder was seeking to reopen an asphalt plant at the quarry located at Hwy. 5 and Eddie Ave.
    The company was recently awarded a bid from the Missouri Department of Transportation to resurface almost 28 miles of Route 5 in Morgan and Camden counties.
    The merchant license application was not accepted as the commercial zoning of the site does not allow for asphalt plants.
    If the company wants to open an asphalt plant at the location, a conditional use permit would have to be approved through the planning and zoning hearing process by the planning commission and board of trustees.
    According to village planner Roger Corbin, no application has yet been made.'
    Magruder has a history in the village dating back several years. Among other concerns about the industrial site, residents in the vicinity of the quarry sought to have the asphalt plant shut down due to the odor, but without planning and zoning at the time, there was little recourse at the municipal level.
    The village has since adopted a zoning ordinance. When the original asphalt plant closed for business reasons, the plant lost its status as a pre-existing non-conforming use.

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