Residents Oppose Gravel Mine Application

Residents Oppose Gravel Mine Application

At the Johnson County Commissioner's meeting Tuesday, residents near where a proposed gravel mine could be located, formally advised the commissioners of their opposition to the gravel mine.

Tim Reimler, representing many landowners in the area south of Buffalo, explains the parties' opposition.

Reimler told the commission there will be a public comment meeting on January 31st in Buffalo, but the time and place for the meeting will not be known until January 27th.

The gravel mine, according to the discussion that followed, will be just under 1,100 acres and is planned to be in operation for 32 years.

The preliminary plan for the mine has been tentatively approved by both the Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency, but the meeting will gather necessary public comments.

Commissioner Smokey Wildeman told Reimler the board would attend the public meeting in support of the landowners.

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