Proposed asphalt plant

A sign posted at 5251 U.S. 421 South provides notice that an asphalt plan is proposed at this site. File photo

Watauga County has determined that Maymead Inc. does not have a vested right to develop a planned asphalt plant on U.S. 421; thus, the moratorium enacted by county commissioners Monday will block that project until the moratorium expires on July 31.

In a letter sent to the Mountain City-based company on Thursday, Watauga County Planning & Inspections Director Joe Furman said the development permit for an asphalt plant issued to the property owners in 2011 has expired due to a lack of progress on the project.

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So is anyone going to come on here and thank the County Commissioners and the other Officials for all they did to stop the proposed asphalt plants in the County? I saw video of Mr. Juneau ranting on the streets of Boone telling the commissioners what he thought but after the fact....nothing. Oh I am against them as well but it would be nice to recognize these gentlemen when they get it right because God knows if something happens you dont like you let them know about it. So thanks very much to all the Commissioners and Officials for helping save our mountains and preserve it's beauty. I won't forget it when election time rolls around.

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