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La Salle officials approve mining operation

Posted by wlpo on February 26, 2013

The green light has been given to a father and son company with plans to mine sand in La Salle.  The zoning change and special use permit needed by Dan and Josh Voss of Quality Sand Products was approved by the La Salle City Council Tuesday night. 

During a planning commission hearing last month no one spoke out against the plans.  The mine and wet processing plant will be on about 80 acres west of Hickory Hallows Campground and east of the Pecumsaugan (Peckum-saugan) Creek and north of Interstate 80.  The land was already zoned for industrial use and.

The company has agreed to upgrade the frontage road to concrete, pay for the extension of water and sewer to their land, and turn the mine into a recreational lake when it’s no longer is use.

Dan Voss says they could be mining there for 25 to 30 years.  He thinks it will create 16-18 new jobs. 

The mine doesn’t require an Illinois Department of Natural Resource permit.

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