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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TRANSMITTAL HEARING: POSTPONED TO LATER DATE

The Lee County public hearing on limerock mining regulations originally scheduled for February 20, 2019 has been postponed. The Board of County Commissioners will still meet on February 20, 2019 but the Limerock Mining Transmittal Hearing will no longer be part of the meeting’s agenda and this topic will be scheduled for a later date, to be determined. View the memo from the Department of Community Development noting the rescheduling of CPA2018-10014 Limerock Mining here.

The proposed amendments under consideration would amend Lee Plan Goals 1, 9, 10, 33, 47, and 114, Chapter XIII, and Map 14 to:

  • remove the requirements for a limerock supply inventory and demand analysis and for future limerock mines to be designated on Map 14
  • delete Map 14, the Future Limerock Mining Overlay
  • add a policy regarding compatibility of mining operations on airport capacities, facilities and operations
  • add a policy to require a public informational meeting prior to submittal of a mine excavation planned development rezoning application

What can you do now?

  • Tell your friends about the dangers of these proposed changes and stay turned for an updated public hearing date!

HEARING EXAMINER MEETING UPDATE: The Hearing Examiner Meeting ended on August 28. The Hearing Examiner has not released her recommendation on the Troyer Brothers mining case yet. Click here to complete the email sign up form to stay informed about the case!

THE LATEST FACTS: Greg Stuart of Stuart and Associates Planning & Design Services has released an in-depth report that shows there is enough existing limerock to last 33 years (until 2051) without the development of any new limerock mines.

Review the report and learn more by visiting the links below!

VIEW FULL REPORT
VIEW REPORT SUMMARY

EVERY 40 SECONDS

one or more dump trucks will
enter or exit the mine on SR82

1,000+ APPROXIMATE TRIPS

per day on SR82, Daniels, Alico,
Corkscrew, Homestead & Sunshine

NO NEW MINES NEEDED

If the rezoning is passed, the mine will impact our community for 35 years. Lee County reports indicate that no new limerock mines are needed for the next 33 years.

TELL
LEE
COUNTY
“NO”

Limerock miners want to rezone land on SR82, destroying wildlife habitat, threatening nearby farmers, jamming traffic, and endangering lives.

3X THE FATALITY RATE

for crashes between cars
and trucks

HARMFUL TO OUR
LIFESTYLE & WELLBEING

Traffic | Noise pollution | Silica dust

A THREAT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

The mine threatens a known panther
habitat, and potentially our water
and air quality

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Media Inquiries: Please contact Holly Boldrin, Public Relations Director, Priority Marketing:
holly@prioritymarketing.com
239-267-2638

www.NoMineOn82.com 

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