Author Archives: Mikey O'Connor

Mike O’Connor testimony opposing the Breezy Point mine

Here’s a slide deck that I just submitted to the Board of Adjustment when they consider the Breezy Point mine.  The engineer that designed the reclamation plan did some interesting stuff when they did their drawings.  I rearrange them a … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Breezy Point Reclamation Plan

Updated October 28th, 2015:  The County has issued the reclamation plan for the Breezy Point mine.  Click HERE to read it — pay special attention to the conditions that they have specified. … and here’s the memo I wrote requesting that … Continue reading

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The Great River Road overlay — Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATE:  The Buffalo County Board passed this ordinance with a 9 to 5 majority on Monday March 23, 2015 What’s the vision? This proposal comes out of a broad discussion involving many people in the County over the last several … Continue reading

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A “Tourism and Recreation District” overlay protecting the Great River Road

The County Board is considering an an ordinance amending the County Zoning ordinance to add an overlay that would protect the Great River Road.  Here’s a quick post to describe the amendment.  As you’ll see, there are a lot of … Continue reading

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Mike’s Testimony OPPOSING Klevgard Application for CUP Modification

MEMO Date:    May 4, 2014 To:    Buffalo County Board of Adjustments From:    Mikey O’Connor ([email protected]) Re:    Testimony OPPOSING Klevgard Application for CUP Modification _________________ Please deny this application for the following reasons: Allowing such a wide variety of haul routes … Continue reading

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