by Barbara Rice
The Angelo Town Board last night extended its sand mine moratorium four months, setting December 31, 2012, as the new deadline and requiring the Planning Committee to present its recommendations on November 1, 2012. Town Board chairman Tom Leverich said both the Board and the public will receive copies of the report before it is presented at a yet-to-be scheduled public hearing.
Planning Committee member Jim Leverich said the mining portion of the report has been reviewed with Atty. Mike McAlpine. The committee is now studying blasting use as outlined by Chippewa County's Town of Howard, the impact of loading operations involving rail and truck lines and establishing a fee schedule.