Rockton officials unanimously approved a resolution opposing the construction of an asphalt plant.
Northern Illinois Service Co. submitted a special use permit request in October to build the plant along Black's Quarry on Illinois Route 2. This site is on unincorporated property just outside Rockton.
However, residents expressed their concerns about increased noise, odor, truck traffic, and a possible decline in property values. City officials sided with more than 100 residents in approving the resolution at Tuesday's meeting.