The village of Lake in the Hills will host a public hearing Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. regarding the annexation of the Krueger property.
Southwind RAS of Bartlett has requested the land be annexed into the village of Lake in the Hills with the hopes of building an asphalt-shingle recycling plant. The land consists of 18.7 acres and is located at 8813 S. Route 31—just north of Trinity Drive.
The public will be able to comment on the 20-year annexation agreement during the public hearing, which will start at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at village hall, 600 Harvest Gate in Lake in the Hills.
Used shingles would be ground into small particles and sold off for use in building new roadways under Southwind RAS's proposed plans for the recycling facility.
Cary's mayor and Cary residents have expressed concern over the proposed facility, fearing it would have a negative effect upon the village’s water supply.
As part of its annexation request, Southwind is seeking a zoning map amendment to make the parcel an M-1 zoning district, a conditional use permit to build the recycling plant and to allow outside storage of its vehicles, as well as exceptions to the zoning ordinance.
The company also seeks development-plan approval and a variance to the village’s “Airport Hazard Zoning Regulations” code, according to village documents.
In earlier meetings with the Lake in the Hills Planning and Zoning Commission, attorneys for Southwind said about 10 trucks per day would drop off shingles at the recycling facility. The shingles would be salvaged from single-family homes, according to a Lake in the Hills Patch.com article.
The plant would operate from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any asbestos found on the site would be quarantined and sent to a landfill, according to a Patch article.