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Gravel pit promises compliance


At Monday’s meeting members of the planning commission approved a conditional use permit for a gravel pit about a half mile outside the city limits along County Rd. 113.

The owner of the pit, Fred Neal plans to allow a contractor to work out of the pit to supply gravel for U.S. defense missile road contracts.

“I want to be a good neighbor,” Neal said. “My land essentially surrounds that and I don’t want to have any issues. I don’t want to have dust. I don’t want to have all the negatives that tend to come with a gravel pit if not controlled.”

He promised that the contract...

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