Hearing Examiner Meeting Update: The Hearing Examiner meeting started on June 26 and is a multiday process (9 AM – 4:30 PM). Staff presentations concluded midday on Thursday, June 28 and public comment was heard Thursday afternoon through end of day Friday, June 29. Public comment will continue on Tuesday, July 31 at 9 AM.
If you wish to participate in public comment and your schedule only permits that you attend the meeting for a limited amount of time in the morning, please let the Hearing Examiner know when arriving or turning in your public participation form so that she may try to accommodate.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT THE PROPOSED MINE WILL HAVE ON YOUR HOME, SAFETY, COMMUNITY OR AREA WILDLIFE AND WATER, IT IS VITAL THAT YOU ATTEND THE PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION TO LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD. Members of the public must speak before the Hearing Examiner in order to speak at the Board of County Commissioners meeting (to be held at a later date).
CLICK HERE to download and complete a Public Participation Form and bring it with you to the Hearing Examiner Meeting.
Visit the Public Participation page for additional details and tips.
Order of Hearing Examiner Proceeding:
- Swearing in of witnesses
- Applicant’s presentation and cross-examination of applicant’s witnesses
- Staff’s presentation and cross-examination of staff’s witnesses
- Public comment and questions. Cross-examination of public participants.
- Rebuttal by staff and applicant. Response to questions posed by public.
- Hearing is closed
Hearing Examiner Office
1500 Monroe St., 2nd Floor
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Citizens of Lehigh Acres and Lee County have joined together to start a petition in opposition to the proposed Troyer Brothers mine on SR 82.
ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING MEETING FOR
THE PROPOSED MINE ON SR82
Want more information on your role at the Hearing Examiner Meeting and the public comment process? View our Public Participation Page.
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 20 years.
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
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