Mills Co Approves Million Ton Dirt Extraction


September 26th, 2012 by admin

Some residents in Mills County are unhappy about a vote by the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustments that allows a resident to extract one million cubic tons of dirt from his property.

The Daily Nonpareil reports the board voted 4-1 to allow Cory Leick to remove dirt from his farm near Glenwood.  Leick had asked the board for a special use permit that would allow him to extract dirt which would make part of his property open to farming.  The extraction would create an estimated 60,000-70,000 semi-truck loads of dirt over 1-3 years.

The Daily Nonpareil reports about 50 people attended the public meeting and voiced concerns about noise, the effect on property values, and increased traffic.  The contractor for the project will create a separate road to alleviate traffic and be responsible for the cleaning of roads in the construction area.