Friday, July 19, 2013

Little Falls Requires Sand Mine to Protect Property Values

Little Falls Sand Mine Meeting, June 13
Sand mining is going through an evolution in Monroe County as townships learn lessons from their neighbors.

The Town of Little Falls sand mine ordinance and agreement with Mathy Construction, which is building a 100-acre sand mine in the town, offers residents of Little Falls and neighboring New Lyme more protections than other sand mine agreements in the county. 

It spent a year developing its license and can offer residents protection on water and property values, hot button issues for sand mines' neighbors. It is requiring Mathy Construction to not only protect the water of residents of the town of Little Falls, but the residents in the town of New Lyme, which abuts the sand mine, as well.