Senate Bill 431 prompts concern over mining | News for Fenton

Still, townships throughout Michigan are concerned about Senate Bill 431, which in their view, would strip away local control of zoning and permitting from local townships, and make mining ...

Allegan County, MI mining, mines, mine owners and mine

Sand and Gravel: Laketown Site: Bonzelaar, Jack J.b. Excavating, Inc. Silica: Mich Std Alloys--Benton Harbor, Mi. Michigan Standards Alloys Inc. Private: Zinc: Middlemiss Pit: Cash And Carry Inc: Private: Sand and Gravel: Miller Pit & Wash Plant: Miller Sand And Gravel Co. Private: Sand and Gravel: Millers Pit & Mill # 2: Miller Sand And Gravel ...

Small gravel pit on property.possible income? (farm

The calculations are really easy. You have to know how many acres your gravel pit covers, how deep the gravel bed is (called head), then subtract how deep the overburden is (topsoil) and get your number. Mine is 7 acres in size, and with an acre being 42,000 square feet, and the gravel bed being 32 feet deep, I have 9,362,000 cubic feet of gravel. Now a cubic yard is 27 cubic feet, so if we divide 9,362,000 by 27, we …

Gravel mining stirs statewide controversy - Michigan Farm News

Gravel mining operations, and how to approve them, has been a decades-long battle involving Supreme Court decisions siding with both local control and state centralization. LANSING — As road funding remains the center of uncertain state budget negotiations, a road materials dispute is emerging.

Planning faculty Richard K. Norton writes on controversial

Oct 16, 2020 · In the article Norton summarizes the history of gravel mining and zoning laws in northwest Michigan, where Kasson Township is located (about 30 miles west of Traverse City), from the late 1980s—when Edith Kyser signed a petition opposing a proposed rezoning for a neighboring property that would have allowed a new gravel mining operation ...

Municipal Ordinance Prohibiting Gravel Mining Struck Down

In May 2008, the Court of Appeals for the State of Michigan allowed a plaintiff to override a township zoning ordinance prohibiting gravel mining on the plaintiff’s property. (see Kyser v. Kasson Township, No. 272516 (Mich. App. May 6, 2008)).

Michigan gravel industry pushes to loosen local regulations

A new bill packed by the gravel industry would make it easier for gravel mining operators to set up shop across the state by largely stripping the powers of local government to deny permits to ...


Apr 13, 2016 · proposed zoning ordinance amendment regarding gravel mining [part one of two zoning ordinance amendments. it is intended that this part one would be combined with part two as one amended section of the zoning ordinance. part two of the amendment will be presented in the immediate future for consideration] section _____.

Oct 02, 2018 · Gravel mining began in the 1880's and slowly the land around the village was eaten away by steam shovels. A mining company called Construction Aggregates began operations in 1920 and operated large scale gravel mining until 1976 with river barges hauling gravel to Grand Haven, where it was processed and loaded onto freighters for many destinations.

An Assessment of the Economic Impact of the Proposed

Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007-4686 ! U.S.A. Telephone (269) 343-5541 ! FAX (269) 342-0672 . An Assessment of the Economic Impact of the Proposed Stoneco Gravel Mine Operation on Richland Township . George A. Erickcek Senior Regional Analyst W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research . Executive Summary/Introduction