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Tensions erupt during a community meeting to discuss the arrival of a concrete plant in Middletown

Lake Forest residents have asked questions and voiced their concerns to local leaders about an upcoming concrete batching plant in Middletown. “I congratulate you all for being here because every person here has a huge problem with what is happening across the street,” said one resident. SI Ready Mix is ​​building the factory on land on Aiken Road across from the Lake Forest neighborhood. Tensions erupted inside Locus Grove Baptist Church on Thursday during an HOA community meeting held by Councilman Anthony Piagentini for residents to meet with him and representatives from MSD, Director of Planning and Design Services Metro, Director of Air Pollution Control District and Director of Codes and Regulations. “I promise you that we will answer all your questions,” Piagentini told the crowd. Residents believe that they have been excluded from the decision-making process to allow the concrete plant to be built near the neighborhood. The biggest concerns are the noise residents think comes from the plant and the potential health risk of having a concrete plant near their homes, especially for young children. “Is there a moral behind the law? said resident Dane Mattingly. “If your children lived where our children lived, would you pass this?” Although the plant produces emissions, the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District said the health impact would not be significant. Concrete company, SI Ready Mix, presented its plant construction plan at a Development Review Board meeting in March, where it was approved. “We can’t go back because this app is already available,” Piagentini said. “You are going to be part of this next process.” The APCD is currently reviewing the application and expects a draft permit to be available for public consultation in the coming weeks.

Lake Forest residents have asked questions and voiced their concerns to local leaders about an upcoming concrete batching plant in Middletown.

“I congratulate you all for being here because every person here has a huge problem with what is happening across the street,” said one resident.

SI Ready Mix is ​​building the factory on land located on Aiken Road across from the Lake Forest neighborhood.

Tensions erupted inside the Locus Grove Baptist Church on Thursday during an HOA community meeting held by Councilman Anthony Piagentini for residents to meet with him and representatives from MSD, the director of services for Metro Planning and Design, Director of Air Pollution Control District and Director of Codes and Regulations.

“I promise you that we will answer all your questions,” Piagentini told the crowd.

Residents believe that they have been excluded from the decision-making process to allow the concrete plant to be built near the neighborhood.

The biggest concerns are the noise residents think comes from the plant and the potential health risk of having a concrete plant near their homes, especially for young children.

“Is there a moral behind the law? said resident Dane Mattingly. “If your children lived where our children lived, would you pass this right away? »

Although the plant produces emissions, the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District said the health impact would not be significant.

Concrete company, SI Ready Mix, presented its plant construction plan at a Development Review Board meeting in March, where it was approved.

The company then applied for an APCD permit to determine if the correct air pollution controls are in place at the facility to ensure the safety of people in the surrounding areas.

“We can’t go back because this app is already available,” Piagentini said. “You are going to be part of this next process.”

The APCD is currently reviewing the application and expects a draft permit to be available for public consultation in the coming weeks.