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Lyndon Township Officials Continue Review Of Sand Mining Proposal Monday Night

May 16, 2014

Many western Washtenaw county residents remain concerned about the proposed sand and gravel mining operation in Lyndon Township.  The planning commission Monday will continue discussions on the special land use request from McCoig Materials for property on M-52 across from Green Lake.

At two packed planning commission meetings residents spoke of damage to recreational areas, falling property values, and what harm 60 to 80 gravel haulers would cause making round trips daily through Chelsea.  The planning commission submitted over 50 written questions to McCoig Materials and Monday night will finally get to share some of their thoughts on the issue.  

While the planning commission will discuss the special land use request, no vote is scheduled to take place. 

Township officials have also urged residents to raise concerns with the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Quality because local communities have limited authority over these types of operations.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.