LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY (LPA) MEETING UPDATE: Following the December 17 public comments, the Lee County LPA agreed to table a decision until the next meeting. The LPA is in favor of keeping Map 14 with modified language, but repealing the demand/supply requirements that currently require existing limerock resources be fully utilized before allowing new mines to be permitted. LPA has asked Lee County staff to make revisions to their proposal and to come back with the new proposal at the next LPA public meeting on January 28. At that point, the public can provide speak again during public comment and the LPA will provide a final vote.
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!
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.
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