A sand mining company seeking a permit to mine in the Buffalo County town of Dover near Independence was denied a time waiver to reorganize plans in response to project opposition.
The Dover Town Board is also asking Buffalo County to deny the company's application for a conditional-use zoning permit to mine on 350 acres owned by four landowners.
River Valley Sands has asked Buffalo County's land resources committee to delay action on the permit while the company regroups.
Tim Helgemoe of River Valley Sands, LLC, of Utica asked for more time to resolve issues with what he called "incomplete information and misinformation" used by Dover in opposing the permit.
But several Dover residents offering comment at a county zoning session said it was River Valley Sands that was short on furnishing information and answering questions.
The company wanted an unspecified time extension to delay the permit process so it can try to get its permit back on track.
Helgemoe said all of the company's mining plans and "important information" should be considered before moving on to the next stage of the process.
Under the timetable, the zoning committee plans to meet at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14th to consider the company's permit application.
River Valley Sands was is first permit application to fall under the county's new policy on dealing with mining proposals.....