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LTE – Hjordis Olson – 5-28-2014

I want people to know that there are preliminary sand mine leases being signed in the Town of Howard on the border of the Town of Colfax.


This will directly affect the rural area of Colfax, turning it into an industrial site if it goes through. And this is close enough to the Village of Colfax to change the character of the town.

The few people who benefit could decide the fate of the whole area. I hope all of us will look into the sandmining issue thoroughly. We still live in a democracy where our opinions matter.

If there are any town or county meetings please attend to participate in important decisions. The sandmining industry has come in fast and furious, so we all need to know what we’re in for.

Hjordis Olson
Colfax, Wis.