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I attended a community meeting regarding a property owner wishing to establish a commercial mining operation in my residential neighborhood. Said mine would be 750 feet from our residence. Please know that I do believe that property owners do have rights. I also believe that when those plans could impact neighbors voices and concerns should be heard. I am abjectly against any commercial mining activity when it can impact those homeowners on Pinewood Acres Drive and North Spot Road. We are families who are retired, families with young children, families who enjoy the peace and tranquility as well as the safety that Currituck County provides. We have many concerns with regards to commercial mine operations within our neighborhoods. Quality of life, quality and quantity of water for our private wells, and property valuations when a commercial mine is right next door are just the beginning of a long list of concerns of mine. It was with research and forethought that we chose our retirement property in Currrituck County. We wanted a quiet, neighborhood with access to all the fun activities our coastal region provides. Does the rights of one property owner supercedes the detrimental impact of many property owners of proximity? I am hoping the Board of Commissoners present at this meeting were listening to our heartfelt pleas to stop the Gallop Commercial Mine Operation proposed for Spot
Road. I would much rather hear whippoorwills, bullfrogs, locusts, and squirrrels chatttering than a Commercial Well Operation. Please if anyone lives in Curritituck County call or email the Board of commisioners- Sand pits do not belong in residential neighborhoods

Sandy George


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What kind of mining? I never new it was a thing in Currituck.


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Mined sand is used for filling and leveling lots, building roads, making concrete and replenishing beaches and dunes. Many neighborhoods are built around the resulting borrow pit ponds.
But i understand, not in my neighborhood.


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Correct- Not in an AG parcel sandwiched between two neighborhoods, affecting 40 private water wells- Industrial mining for a sand pit and residential living - not a great mix


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So this is Powells Point, Currituck Mainland?

A) give us a link
B) explain borrow pit and Gallop Well relationship
C) maybe retitle the thread head


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