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County, state officials to meet with residents about noise

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By Jenny Hartley

Some Lancaster County Council members and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control officials will meet with residents who live near several concrete companies in Indian Land to discuss noise and dust problems Thursday.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Indian Land High School, said County Council Chairman Rudy Carter.

Carter and Councilmen Larry Honeycutt and Bryan Vaughn are on a committee tasked with finding solutions to the noise and dust that residents of Brookchase and Lakeview Landing say is created by several concrete companies in 521 Perimeter Commerce Park.

Some residents in the area have formed a group called Friends of Indian Land, or FOIL, to address residents' concerns about the concrete plants. The group has been meeting for about a year, but residents say their concerns about the industrial park have been ongoing before last year, when Brookchase residents began complaining about the noise and dust generated by Blue Dot.

The council committee has discussed creating a new noise ordinance to combat the problem but do not have a proposed ordinance in the works yet.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Hartley at jhartley@thelancasternews.com or (803) 283-1151