Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

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Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby Catch-up » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:44 pm

I don't normally ask people to sign petitions on the forums, but this is something that could have a huge, negative impact on our small town.

An application has been sent to Lyndon Township Planning Committee from McCoig, Materials, Inc. for a sand mining operation in Lyndon Township.

The proposal is for 22 YEARS of mining, taking out 6 to 8 double trailer truckloads PER HOUR, for a total of 60 to 80 trucks per 10 hour day, they have asked to also run on Saturdays and for special use to run for 30 years.

The site is between M-52 and Island Lake, south of the Ion TV tower and Lyndon Park South. The work site will be visible from the island on Island Lake, Lyndon Park South, and the southern parts of the lake, along with Green Lake and M-52 & a good portion of the Waterloo/Pinckney hiking trail.

It will not only create a great deal of noise, but dust, disturbance of ground water, traffic, and the disturbance of wildlife and natural areas.

Stofer Hill, the highest spot in the county, will eventually become a pit.

The land sale of 158 acres for this site has already been contracted based on approval of the mining application and special land use by the Township.

This is real and is happening now in our beautiful corner of the County, directly in the middle of the beautiful Waterloo/Pinckney Recreation area. Once the application and special land use are approved, this mining operation is ready to begin. The ramifications for Lyndon Township and downtown Chelsea will be enormous. Downtown Chelsea and M-52 will be inundated with 60-80 double load trailers of sand, every day (including Saturdays) for 22-30 years.


If any of you would be willing to sign the petition, I would be so grateful! :D This should be the link:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/140/232/649/deny-the-application-from-mccoig-materials-inc-to-allow-mining-of-sand-in-lyndon-township/#sign
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:51 pm

Happy to sign.
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby janet » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:29 am

Me too. We had a similar situation here. It went ahead and had a huge adverse impact on our little village. It was opencast coal mining. Their greed overcame common sense which dictated a safer alternative was available which would take a bit longer to set up. Karma won.....they ran out of money last year and the thing only ran for 2 and a half years instead of 4.
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby Penfold » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:02 pm

I've signed as well. :D
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby Catch-up » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:53 pm

Thanks so much you guys! :D This is very scary. I have a feeling there will be lots of meetings and a lot of people expressing their opposition. Thankfully, this is a pretty strong community. Fingers crossed our voices are heard!
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby wicked woman » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:12 pm

Signed.
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby Catch-up » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:14 pm

Thank you, thank you! Every signature counts and we've got a long way to go.
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:45 am

Can they tell if you've signed from overseas or not?
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby pip » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:00 am

Typical Daily Mail Reader thinking foreigners opinions don't matter ;)
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:09 am

Bugger off, Pip.

I'm happy to sign, but if the poll is rigged (shall we say) that overseas votes don't count, then....
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby pip » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:16 am

True. No point ruining the petition
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:49 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Can they tell if you've signed from overseas or not?


yes because you have to fill in a country and a valid email address (so they can send you spam later by the look of their terms and conditions)
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:30 am

It's a site that I have signed on several times and it doesn't care whether you are an overseas signer, as long as the address you give is not fictitious. There is an option when filling the form to not received spam from them, or other unsolicited emails. Simply unclip the boxes. I certainly have never received any junk mail connected to this site and I have been using it for years.
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:39 am

Dun.
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Re: Petition to prevent a gravel pit nearby...

Postby Catch-up » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:41 pm

More Thank yous! I had noticed some overseas signatures before putting the link here. People are pretty angry. I'm just hoping it doesn't go through. A lot of people hike and picnic right where they want to do this. :(
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