County Approves Clarendon Quarry Permit

County Approves Clarendon Quarry Permit

An application for a permit to operate a quarry was approved by the Sheridan County Commission at their meeting this week.

Dave Clarendon submitted the application to operate in a 22-acre area within his 65-acre property east of Arvada that will be leased to Mullinax, Inc. to mine sand and gravel.

Clarendon spoke to the commission, saying he wants to be mindful of his neighbors with the quarry operations.

The quarry will also need to obtain Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, or WDEQ, non-coal mine and air quality permits.

The commission approved the permit application with six recommendations from the County Planning and Zoning Commission, which are listed below.

1. The permit shall be effective for 10 years from the date approved by the BOCC.
2. The 22-acre proposed disturbance area be staked prior to any material excavation.
3. No site signage shall be permitted except for directional signs nd that reqired by the WDEQ.
4. That all quarry activities shall be prohibited within 50 feet of the cut banks of the Powder River.
5. That days/hours of operation are Monday -Saturday from 6am to 6pm, and no hours of operation on Sunday.
6. Should conditions ever warrant, dust prevention and/or suppression on the county road, pit haul road, stockpiles, and/or work areas may be prescribed by the County Engineer, as provided for in the Zoning Rules and Regulations.

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