DORCHESTER, Texas (KTEN) — Texomans gathered in Dorchester Wednesday night to voice concerns about a proposed limestone mining and cement plant that's looking to set up shop in Grayson County.

The proposed location is right next door to First Baptist Dorchester, a church that's stood for more than 100 years.

"It was heartbreaking, because it's right behind our church; right behind our home. My children play in that field sometimes," said Pastor Zach Poling. "I don't think we'd be able to survive something like that; we'd have to close the doors at this location."

According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality website, cement plant applicant Black Mountain Dorchester has filed for three air quality permits.

"It's a kiln. You know, hot air. Throws it up in the air — sulfur, lead, those type of pollutants," said Dorchester Mayor David Smith. "It would probably also make Grayson a 'dirty air' county."

For people living in Dorchester or anywhere in Grayson County, there are concerns about how this plant could effect the quality of living.

"Land has gone up in value around here, and it's just going to bring it down if we're looking at residential areas coming in," said Jeremy Devore, who has lived in Dorchester his entire life. "My mom has lung problems; I don't want her breathing that in."

"The well is just down the road there, so I'm not sure how this is going to affect water quality," said county resident Jeff Overstreet. He and his wife own land just a few miles from where the plant wants to build. That land has been in their family for generations.

"I know there's a noise issue. I don't know that's going to effect us, or dust, as far as the animals and stuff like that go," he said.

Because of Texas House Bill 347, the City of Sherman cannot annex Dorchester and step in to help halt the process, but elected officials at county and city levels have openly expressed they don't want this plant in Grayson County.

On Thursday, officials from Grayson County, Dorchester, and Sherman will be meeting to discuss potential legal action that could help prevent this plant from coming to the area.