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A Gravel Mine in Lyndon?

 

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"It's going to lead to people going elsewhere for dining or shopping or events," Pierce warns. "One of our big economic drivers is our summer-long music series which features bands all along the proposed truck route, and the sheer number of people on Main Street would make us fear for safety of the guests with that many trucks going through town."

But Pierce thinks there may be something Chelsea can do. "We're looking at the state statute, the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act. In paragraph 5c it says that if there's a serious impact on property values in the vicinity and along the proposed hauling route, the request can be denied."

Chelsea city councilmember Melissa Johnson spoke at the February public hearing. She "expressed a number of concerns," emails city manager John Hanifan. He adds that the city has sent letters to MDOT, state representative Gretchen Driskell, state senator Rebekah Warren, and county commissioner Kent Martinez-Kratz, strongly opposing the proposed hauling route.

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