Town of Rock Planning Commission Approves Sand Mine Recommendation

Town Board to Address Recommendations

The Town of Rock Planning Commission approved a recommendation for the proposed Coulee Frac Sand mine to be located at the corner of MacArthur Dr. and County Road V North of Lindsey.

In a two-and-a-half hour meeting April 4 that saw many citizen questions, the Planning Commission on a 3-1 vote approved the recommended conditional use permit with suggestions for items the Town Board should address.

The first issue for the Town Board is increasing the distance from the mine where the property value guarantee is applicable. In the current draft, only homeowners with property within 0.25 miles of the mine would fall under the guarantee.

The second issue is well testing. Under the approved recommendation, Coulee Frac Sand is required to test every well within 0.25 miles of the site. The Planning Commission would like to see that requirement include two wells every year up to 0.5 miles from the site.

The full draft developer agreement can be found here.

The approval and recommendations now advance to the Town of Rock Board of Supervisors for final approval, which will happen once the board is sworn in after the spring elections.

The full meeting will be uploaded to the Focus on Marshfield Youtube channel here.

Steven Okonek
Author: Steven Okonek