Many people in Green Valley do not want an asphalt plant near their homes. They are worried about the air, the noise and the traffic. They came to a meeting on Tuesday to tell the town council their opinions.
An asphalt plant is a place where rocks and sand are mixed with a sticky substance called asphalt. Asphalt is used to make roads and parking lots. Asphalt plants can create dust, smoke and noise. They can also cause health problems for people and animals.
The town council is thinking about changing the rules for where an asphalt plant can be built. Right now, an asphalt plant can only be built in an industrial zone. The council wants to allow an asphalt plant in a rural zone too. A rural zone is a place where there are farms and open spaces.
The council says that changing the rules will help the town grow and have better roads. They say that an asphalt plant will not harm the environment or the people. They say that they will make sure that the asphalt plant follows the laws and regulations.
But many people do not agree with the council. They say that an asphalt plant will ruin their quality of life. They say that an asphalt plant will make the air dirty and smelly. Furthermore, they say that an asphalt plant will make a lot of noise and traffic. Their biggest concern is that an asphalt plant will lower their property values and hurt their businesses.
Some people also say that the council is not listening to them. They say that the council is making decisions without enough public input. They say that the council is favoring the interests of a few over the interests of many.
Sahuarita’s City Council heard from more than 50 people at the meeting. Most of them were against the asphalt plant. Some of them had signs that said “No Asphalt Plant” and “Protect Our Health”. Some of them wore masks that said “Stop Polluting Our Air”.
The council did not vote on the rule change at the meeting. They said they will vote on it at a later date. They said they will consider all the comments and feedback they received.
The people who do not want the asphalt plant said they will keep fighting until the council says no to the rule change. They said they will not give up on their community and their health.