Planning Commission Air Quality
The Winona City Planning Commission met Monday and reviewed a series of answers regarding air quality monitoring.
The questions were submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and a written response from the agency has been received.
Assistant City Planner, Carlos Espinosa, says the MPCA has offered to place an air quality monitoring site in Winona.
The cost of the monitoring system would be about $60,000, which the MPCA would pay for.
Espinosa says there will be a pair of representatives at the next Planning Commission meeting to answer any additional questions.
Espinosa says if the public would like certain questions to be asked of the MPCA representatives they can pass those along to him at City Hall. The number to call is 457-8216.
Questions the Planning Commission submitted to the MPCA include finding out what other silica sand facilities in Minnesota are conducting air monitoring, when is monitoring required and is air quality monitoring for crystalline silica at Winona's sand facilities and truck routes recommended.