Baileys Harbor Planners Favor Asphalt Plant Permit

Northeast Asphalt plans to pursue contracts on several Door County road projects while recycling and making asphalt on the north side of Baileys Harbor.

The Baileys Harbor Plan Commission on Monday recommended that the town board grant a conditional-use permit for five years to operate an asphalt plant on the Premier Concrete property between Highway 57 and Journeys End Road.

Plan commission chair Tim Tishler said he had received no complaints about the operation, which had a previous permit that started in 2017.

Matt Matuszak, the land-use manager for Northeast Asphalt, said the company plans to operate for up to 120 days per season, 6:45 am – 3:45 pm at the latest on weekdays, and occasionally on Saturdays as needed. He said if his company wins contracts for Jacksonport and Liberty Grove projects, they’ll start work in June. The company has also bid on fall projects in the state parks.

Tishler remarked that old torn-out road materials have been piling up at the site, and commissioner Terry McArdle asked how much recycled material the company uses. Matuszak said the company tries to use 30% or more in its mixes.

Also this week, the plan commission continued work on the town’s long-range comprehensive plan. Members plan to work on a broadband internet section after learning more about the wishes of residents during the April 19 annual town meeting.