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Mining could expand in Webster Co.

Sups OK first readings for zoning change

May 18, 2011
By LINDSEY MUTCHLER - Messenger staff writer , Messenger News

The owner of Fort Dodge Asphalt, Michael Moore, at Tuesday's meeting of the Webster County Board of Supervisors proposed expanding an existing mining area west of Johnson Avenue.

The Webster County Board of Adjustment has already approved the plan, which includes creating a new mining site east of the existing area, according to Sheilah Lizer, Webster County Planning and Zoning administrator.

"They are already mining there so it is a logical extension," Lizer told the supervisors.

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The area is surrounded by farm land and would change the zone from A-2 to ME.

According to the plan, Moore intends to extract minerals from the area.

Lizer said the Board of Adjustment didn't believe a hardship would be placed on area utilities, and neighbors who attended the April meeting didn't voice any concerns.

Webster County Engineer Randy Will said he was comfortable with the proposal, and that Moore indicated his company will build a new road to access the area which it will also maintain.

After hearing the comments and receiving no written objections, the board unanimously approved the first reading of the plan and waived the second. The board set the final reading on the matter for May 31 at 10 a.m.

In other business the board approved:

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