Super Aggregates is set to open a quarry near Marengo City. Illinois, after the city council approved an annexation agreement and ordinances regarding rezoning land for a new quarry.
The City Council approved 80 acres in the area be annexed and zoned the 255-acre property for manufacturing and issued a special-use permit for mining to develop a quarry.
According to the annexation agreement, the owner will pay the city $0.05 for each ton of the gross amount of sand, gravel and other products excavated or produced from the property.
Super Aggregates also is required to pay a $10,000 fee to reimburse the city for any fees associated with the annexation and zoning proceedings and $50 an acre at the time of annexation, according to the agreement.
Super Aggregates estimated the city would receive about $45,000 a year from the extracting fees and sales tax.