The gravel pit so loathed by its future neighbors is not yet set in stone.
On Wednesday, county commissioners tabled an “order of decision” that formalizes their May 30 approval of Interstate Concrete and Asphalt Co.’s plans to mine rock and sand on 230 acres near U.S. Highway 95.
The day before, angry county residents picketed the courthouse, protesting the commissioner’s decision in favor of the controversial pit.
But county officials said their delay did not signify second thoughts.
Commissioner Dick Panabaker said the “homework hasn’t been done” on the document. Scott Wayman, the commissioner’s attorney, said they just need more time to review the paperwork with the staff.
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