Sand Mine Special Exception Levy County Commission 2023-12-05

Update 2024-01-15: Meeting: Outstanding Florida Springs Basin Management Plans 2024-01-23.

It’s back: the proposed Special Exception for the 3RT Sand Mine.

This time it will be at the Levy County Board of County Commissioners, 9 AM, Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in the Levy County Government Center Auditorium, 310 School Street, Bronson, FL 32621.

[Cows, mining trucks, and Public Notice]
Cows, mining trucks, and Public Notice

Meanwhile, you can still sign on to this opposition petition by Kim Wheeler:

And you can send written comments up to five days before the Public Hearing; see below.

The mine site is still in the springshed of Rainbow Springs.

You may not think that these are enough: Draft Conditions from the Planning Commission to the BoCC on SE 23-01 3RT Sand Mine, Levy County, FL 2023-07-20.

It could be better to prohibit mining in certain Levy County zones.

You are encouraged to attend the above mentioned meeting in order to provide comments to the Levy County Board of County Commissioners. If you or your authorized representative cannot be in atendance, you may submit your comments in writing to the Planning and Zoning Department five (5) days prior to the date of the public hearing.

Should you have any questions regarding this petition or the process, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (352) 486-5203.

Stacey Hectus
Planning and Zoning Director

The Public Notice refers to the petition by the applicant for the Special Exception, which is of course what the petition opposes.

Thanks to Laura Parks Catlow and Kim Wheeler.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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4 thoughts on “Sand Mine Special Exception Levy County Commission 2023-12-05

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  2. Sarah Foley

    Bummer. Being less than two miles due south of the mine, and getting a letter in the mail from the county about this hearing, was a sad day indeed. It is really unfortunate that this person is pushing this through, or attempting too. All of the ills against mother nature are due to one common denominator: Greed.

    I cannot ever imagine raping and pillaging the earth, all for profit.. I honestly could not live with myself, or look at my kids, etc, and believe I somehow made the earth a better place for them.. Sandmines in rural areas, particularly ones with important and precious aquafers, have no business, EVER.. Ever.. Plan and simple.

    It is indeed shameful.. I sincerely pray our commissioners will vote no, although I honestly wonder..

    1. jsq Post author

      You can write your commissioners email or a paper letter, or call them, or speak at the meeting. Even just showing up at the meeting they will notice. -jsq

  3. Lisa feldman

    So, Wisconsin has the same problem, a watershed in rural area, and sand fracing mine, which is what the Levy company looks to want. This article talks about the health risks, due to the tiny particles in the air, that one will breath, particularly those within a few miles of the facility. Cannot imagine any sane person would vote yes for this in Levy.

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