The Village Council is asking residents to join them in attending the Lee County Board of County Commissioners’ public hearing at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 19.  The Board will be considering the adoption of proposed amendments to the Lee County Comprehensive Land Use Plan that will eliminate the current controls on limerock mining.

The Village has received numerous complaints and calls of concern from residents regarding expanded mining east of I-75 on Corkscrew Road.  Earlier this year, the Village hired Bill Spikowski, an experienced local planning consultant, to conduct a peer review of two recent mining studies that disagreed about the need for additional limerock mines.

Spikowski has stated, among other things, that the proposed mining amendments would significantly reduce the protections that are now in place for natural resources in Southeast Lee County and future mines would b