Gravel Mining Impacts
by Keith Rasmussen
Aug 25, 2013 | 1364 views | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Editor: 

Montrose, what is happening to our freedoms, our personal rights? From the federal government to local HOAs, those who make the most noise seem to get the most action, while a majority of us work to provide for our corner of the world and try to make all the other corners around us better. 

Over 200 families south of Montrose are looking at possible devaluation of their property (based on the Hite study from Auburn University – 30 percent to 4.9 percent decrease, depending on their proximity to the mine). That devaluation will affect the taxes – wonder how that decrease will be made up? Certainly not by a pit mine complex with only three employees – as identified by the manager of the mine. 

And, with the number of gravel, cement and water trucks using Hwy. 550 – who will pay for the additional road repairs? I rather doubt the folks traveling through town will appreciate the added truck traffic, too. 

Will this industrial mining complex affect you? I wonder.

– Keith Rasmussen 

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