There are major ethical concerns about the many hours spent by county employees in what seems to have been a coordinated effort to remove obstacles standing in the way of approval of this pit… The proposed gravel pit provides very few benefits to the County but it has far-reaching negative consequences for the County if approved…
“The Planning Staff is to assist landowners in using their property and to enforce the adopted Land Use Regulations to protect property owners from Incompatible Land Use.”
How can the CPW know that the decrease in air quality will not also “impact” the area wildlife?
Significant mineral resources, because of their importance to our County, should be protected from incompatible land uses that threaten their availability for future mining.
Weldon Creek Estates subdivision is northwest of the ranch and not visible in this aerial frame.
The owners of expensive homes along the “gentrified” CR 140 corridor are not the only folks in opposition to the gravel pit. How about the Boardmans and the Delucas, who live very close to the pit and whose families have been here for a century?
What happened? How did it come to be that there are so many expensive homes along the CR 140 corridor?
But sometimes reporting takes an unexpected turn, and such is the case here…