Letter to the Editor – Jim Laskin – 1-30-2013

Vista LLC has resubmitted its application to open an industrial scale Silica Sand mine just south of the Glenwood City School, running east to the edge of Downing, Wisconsin.

The application as submitted calls for the material crushing and processing plant to operate twenty four hours a day, six days a week, with plans to process 1,000,000 tones of material a year. The mine operation and high explosive blasting that accompany this process is scheduled to take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Semi trucks hauling one million tons of sand per year are scheduled to operate for as many hours as the county will allow.

If you are interested in letting your County officials know what you think about Vista LLC’s mining proposal, written comments are encouraged and should be addressed to THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS and ZONING DEPARTMENT and sent to:

St. Croix County Planning and Zoning
Government Center
1101 Carmichael Road
Hudson, WI  54016
Attn: Kevin Grabau

Your opinion matters.

Jim Laskin
Glenwood City, WI