Update 2024-01-16: SWFWMD ERP 43046299.000 for 3RT Sand Mine, Levy County, FL 2023-04-19.
According to local citizens and WCJB 20 ABC TV, yesterday the Levy County Commission failed to decide on the proposed special exception, even though the meeting went on for more than six hours.
This is about the proposed Special Exception for the 3RT Sand Mine.
Next it will be back at the Levy County Board of County Commissioners, 9 AM, Tuesday, February 6, 2024, in the Levy County Government Center Auditorium, 310 School Street, Bronson, FL 32621.
Meanwhile, you can still
sign on to this change.org 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.
Planning and Zoning Director
The Public Notice refers to the petition by the applicant for the Special Exception, which is of course what the change.org petition opposes.
Thanks to Laura Parks Catlow and Kim Wheeler.
Opponents of the mine may consider joining the facebook group No Sand Mine.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®