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Company seeks to reopen mine

Glenville residents express concern over potential community impacts

— Resident Dale Olsen, along with other neighboring residents, expressed concern about the dust and noise possible once operations begin, but he also wondered if the protestations would have any effect on the decision to grant a variance.

“We seem like we are in our own little world,” Olsen said.

Since the state oversees mining operations, the town can’t block the project from progressing. The town can make recommendations on local impacts, such as controlling dust and accessing local roads for moving mined material.

Larned must follow the requirements of a permit granted by the Department of Environmental Conservation, which requires the controlling of dust and sets hours of operation.

Hours of operation would be limited to Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Along with Sunday, mining can’t be done on several holidays, which include New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Processing mined material on-site is not planned, said Buzash.

Buzash said he is listening to residents' concerns, and the company plans to be a “good neighbor.”

The public will be able to comment on the project during the Glenville Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Monday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

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