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Meeting tonight on Ophir concrete batch plant plan

By: Gus Thomson, Auburn Journal Staff Writer
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A North Highlands business’s plan to build a concrete batch plant on a 5-acre site in Ophir will get a public airing tonight. The plan is drawing fire from nearby residents, including the Ophir Area Property Owners’ Association. They’re objecting to what they say are visual impacts, noise, traffic, air quality and groundwater depletion issues. The proposal by Livingston’s Concrete Service has been moving through the county approval stage and, while the property at Geraldson Road and Ophir Road is zoned for industrial uses, needs environmental approvals from the county. Supervisor Jim Holmes, who requested the meeting, said the session is being held to more easily allow residents to ask questions about the proposal. The meeting is being described in a statement from the county as a chance for attendees to hear a description of the project, review site plans, ask questions of the project proponents and county departments, and make comments. The proposal includ-es plans for a 57-foot-tall batch plant tower, 1,440-square-foot office building, 1,800-square-foot warehouse and 15,000-gallon water-storage tank. – Gus Thomson Public meeting Topic: Livingston’s Concrete Service batch plant plan When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 Where: 3091 County Center Drive (the new building near the corner of Bell Road and Richardson Drive), North Auburn