PITTSBURGH The Columbus
(Ind.) Board of Zoning Appeals is holding a public hearing to
discuss a companys request to open a recycling
KLM National LLC is seeking a
conditional-use permit to open a recycling center on vacant
property where Golden Casting Corp. formerly operated a
foundry. Columbus, Ind.-based KLM currently owns the 8.3-acre
property, which is zoned for heavy industrial use.
The center would accept only
metal initially, but it has a long-term plan to purchase other
recyclables, including paper and plastic.
A preliminary Board of Zoning
staff report recommended that no vehicles or industrial scrap
metal be accepted at the site.
KLM National is owned by Larry
Ellegood, who also owns an auto salvage yard in Columbus, Ind.
KLM received approval to open Garden City Iron & Metal,
which purchases scrap and has 500 obsolete cars in inventory,
in 2012. An executive at Garden City said the company
wouldnt comment on the project until after the