Neighbor argues against proposed sand mine
The mining company has made the statement they would be hauling three loads of sand an hour.
his may be correct, but they failed to mention that there would be six trucks going down Dennison Road an hour.
They would be coming and going.
That would be 144 trucks a day if they operate 24/7.
That would be 1,008 trucks a week.
They say they want to be a good neighbor.
Do you think this is being a good neighbor?
We would not have any time for peace and quiet. We live only 100 feet from the roadway.
They claim these trucks are quiet, but if they are hauling 40 tons of sand, they will still be making noise since they are that close to our household.
We live about two miles off Highway 22, and we can hear the trucks traveling that highway.
These 40-ton trucks will have to travel on a portion of County O crossing a bridge over Beaver Creek.
The bridge may not handle that amount of heavy traffic.
At one of the meetings, the question was asked of the mining company who will repair this road and bridge, and their response was that the county will.
Who will pay for these repairs?
We the taxpayers will have that expense on our taxes.
They have told several people that they made us an offer and we turned it down.
They have never made us an offer.
They have never been on our property.
Their representative stopped us along the road to tell us what was happening two days before they moved their heavy equipment on the property to haul 16 loads of sand for testing, so they stated.
We are one of the properties closest to the proposed site and were the last to be told about it from the company.
What company would conduct business standing along the highway?
Is this being a good neighbor?
If A.F. Gelhar Company is such a good company, why did Outagamie County deny their permit for mining near Turney Hill in New London?
There are so many questions that they haven’t given answers to.
They claim there will be about 33 jobs added.
This site is not as large as the site in Markesan, and they have between 10 and 19 jobs, so how can they have 33 jobs at this location?
There are two businesses in the area of this location that will probably not stay in business.
That will be a loss of about 12 to 18 jobs.
So how economical will that be?
These are just a few of the problems.
There would be the hours of operation, dirt, noise, lighting, water problems, land valuations going down and many other environmental concerns.
How can you move a pile of sand without creating dust?
If anyone wants to see what the landscape will look like in the future, please drive down Dennison Road about one-half mile either from Shady Lane or off County O and look to the north.
This is just the beginning. It is a sight for sore eyes.