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Livingston postpones vote on new mining law

Jun 01, 2017 7:30 am

Amanda Purcell is reporting in the Register-Star the Livingston Town Board has postponed its vote on a proposed new zoning law that would prohibit new mines and mining within the town's residential district. The board announced its decision last week during a special meeting. The proposed law was introduced in mid-May, and would ban future mining activities by Red Wing Sand and Gravel and other companies. Under the town's existing law, such activity can be approved via a special use permit. Town Supervisor James Guzzi said some adjustments have been made to the language of the proposed law, and a second public hearing will be held to hear additional comments or concerns from residents. Guzzi said he wanted the public to have ample opportunity to comment before the board vote takes place. “We want to do this right,” he said. The public hearing and special meeting will be held June 29. Read the full story in the Register-Star.