Commissioners Approve Quarry Permit

Sheridan County commissioners at Tuesday's meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan County commissioners at Tuesday's meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)

County commissioners approved a quarry permit for James Lomax that will allow operation of a 15-acre quarry for 10 years.

Action came during the commissioners' meeting Tuesday morning. Sheridan County Planner Mark Reid said the permit includes 10 acres that was originally permitted seven years ago.

Reid said the county planning commission recommended that the quarry be approved with 13 conditions, including that quarry activities be prohibited on natural terrace slopes that exceed 10 percent, and that the applicant will contribute $1,000 a year for purchase of mag chloride for haul roads.

Hours of operation are to be 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, but hauling is to be limited to week days between 8 and 4 during school hours. Reid said no crushing will be allowed on the site. The quarry is off Amsden Creek Road.

Commissioners in other action approved a request from the Longhorn Subdivision to add a 10-foot utility easement to the plat. Reid said the subdivision was approved in July last year. Also approved was a Conditional Use Permit that will allow the Cornerstone Community Church on Big Horn Avenue to build a 5,800 square foot addition to the church.

Reid said the addition is for church-related functions.

Commissioners also approved a request by Michael and Elizabeth Cox to vacate a portion of a utility easement on their property in Big Horn. The vacation would clear a title encumbrance and allow the Coxes to place a new detached garage on the property. Reid said the utility companies have approved the action.

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From left, commissioners Steve Maier, chairman; Bob Rolston; and Terry Cram. (Photo by Pat Blair)
From left, commissioners Steve Maier, chairman; Bob Rolston; and Terry Cram. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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