TOWN OF AUBURN, Wisconsin (WQOW) - The Chippewa County Board has approved a new sand mine just days after lifting the county moratorium. Monday (7/30) night, the Auburn Town Board gave the green light to a developer's agreement with Taylor Creek Transit. The company wants to mine about 35 acres.
Last week, the board repealed a nine-month moratorium saying it had enough information to make the necessary changes to its ordinance.
Yvonne McCarty, Town of Auburn Resident says, "They say it's their land, they pay taxes, they can do what they want but we're stewards of the land. You don't own land like you own a book or a car. You didn't live on the land before you were born and you're not going to live on the land when you die, somebody else is."
Heather Andersen, another Town of Auburn Resident also chimed in, "We can't stop these sand mines but we can hold their feet to the fire. And have them follow whatever ordinances we have or agreements that we have."
No word yet on when the company will start mining.
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