The Badger Bluff Sands application for a sand mine spanning Schoepps Valley Road and Oak Valley Road was soundly defeated this week after comprehensive and well-researched testimony against it, for all sorts of reasons.
What became clear during the testimony is that Kevin Rich, the mine promoter, hasn’t made much of an effort to win his neighbors over. Although Kevin spent the day addressing us all by our first names as we asked questions during a site visit, dozens of his neighbors painted a dramatically different picture during testimony that evening.
Chuck Baker, owner of Chuck’s Repair Shop was represented among the group of neighbors testifying against the mine. A couple of days earlier, this sign appeared next to Chuck’s sign out on the highway. It gives a great impression of what a good neighbor Badger Bluff Sands has been, no?
Thanks Chuck (and all you others). If I have any auto repairs coming up, Chuck’s going to get my business. I hope he gets yours as well.