Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sand Mine Seeks to Buy More Land Next to Sparta

A sand mine is trying to buy land in the town of Angelo--which has a moratorium on sand mines. Why would a sand mine buy in town ship that doesn't allow sand mines? For one thing, the moratorium is temporary--six months. And, should Angelo make it permanent, the sand mine could always ask the city of Sparta to annex it the land and then approve it as a sand mine site. That's what happened with the US Silica site. See the red question marks in a circle on the map below for the possible location of a second sand mine in Sparta. The big red blocks are existing sand mines--the US Silica site and the Monroe County sand mine site. SpartaSandMinesMap copy

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