Super Aggregates plans to double size of proposed Marengo quarry

The proposed quarry for Super Aggregates’ Marengo, Illinois, is likely will be a lot bigger than initially expected, the Northwest Herald reports.

Last February, the city of Marengo approved an 80-acre annexation agreement with McHenry-based company Super Aggregates, which sought to develop a quarry off Pleasant Grove Road, which would be attached to 175 acres of land within Marengo city limits.

Now the company wants to merge property with an existing 256-acre quarry south of the area to form a new sand and gravel mining entity called Marengo Lakes LLC, according to Marengo city documents.

The project will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission after a public hearing Feb. 21. The commission could make a recommendation on the zoning change, which could classify the site as a manufacturing site with a special use permit under city codes.

The City Council would vote at its subsequent meeting on the amended annexation agreement and zoning change.
Jack Pease of Super Aggregates said the quarry should be operational by the spring.

Under the original annexation agreement, the owner will pay the city 5 cents for each ton of the gross amount of sand, gravel and other products excavated or produced from the property, according to city documents.

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