UPDATE: Potential Frac Sand Mine in Glenwood City

First published on WIvoices.org

UPDATE #2; 2/26/13 @ 3:27 pm:

Over 70 people attended the public meeting in the village of 1200, even with short notice. The purpose of the public meeting in Glenwood City last night, as explained by Mayor John Larson, was “to hear Scott’s (Teigen) presentation” to the city council proposing that his land be annexed in order to begin frac sand mining on his property.  Currently, a mining application for the “Vista Mine” which would allow mining on Teigen’s property is under review by St. Croix County.  Teigen called the proposed annexation by the city, which would circumvent county review, his “Plan B” to move forward with the mine.

Looking over the large crowd, Mayor John Larson joked that Friday’s public posting for this meeting “apparently worked”.  This elicited few laughs in the group with several openly complaining that the posting was poorly placed, given short notice, and contained vague details about the meeting.

Council members voted to open up the meeting to comments from the crowd, with a 60 minute time limit stipulation.  Sixteen members of the public cited an opinion on annexation with 13 speaking against and 3 supporting annexation.  With hands in the air, Mayor Larson called the meeting to a close.

Check HERE for the timeline of this issue.

Check HERE for a local’s perspective.

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One Response to UPDATE: Potential Frac Sand Mine in Glenwood City

  1. Hi Heidi
    I’m glad you’re hanging in there. Things may seem pretty dark now, but I’m optimistic about the future. You might be interested in this story about how Walker got “Republcans” to go along with his union-busting bill: http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/article.php?article=39327

    I believe the momentum on all these matters is about to shift, and not just at a state level. You are in a vital location as all this comes down, and your focus on the tribes is the wisest approach. You will enjoy this: http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/guest/patty-loew-ojibwe-didn-t-protect-wetlands-for-mine/article_61df733a-82cd-11e2-80e9-0019bb2963f4.html

    I hope you are keeping your spirits up. Spring is on the way, and Mother Nature has a way of bringing us in touch with our higher selves. Have a great weekend!

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