March 27, 2000 BZA meeting
Page 14, Lines 23, 24, 25 There will be no Ready Mix plant. No asphalt plant. There will be no blasting. There will be no dewatering issue.
Copied pages 15 thru 20 - Mr. Brahm describes what they are going to do, from initial set-up through reclamation.
Page 22 Lines 16-19 …our fuels, lubricants will be stored in an above ground tank compounds--most likely concrete containment basins with secondary containment in accordance with all applicable rule and regulation…
Page 23 Line 12-18 We are going to, as I mentioned earlier, pave 1800 feet of entrance road into the property. We will use a water truck. Part of the air permit will require that we use a water truck to keep the interior operational area wet, as well as the ingress from the property. We will also have a wheel wash.
Page 24 Lines 10-17 However, if it is -- it is allowed to dry out, we will be required to have water sprays at various points throughout the circuit of the processing of the materials. That will include water sprays or whatever the state feels we need to do to eliminate the dust. That may include the use of rainbirds or some other means to wet down stockpiles.
Page 26 Line 1-5 The exisiting Spring Valley operation over time as this one comes on-line will be winding down. The net sales from the two operations will remain about the same. Thus no net increase in truck traffic.
Page 26 Line 11-15 And regarding weights of trucks and safety, we have a strict policy about weights on vehicles leaving our property. If they are overweight, we ask them to dump their load and load them again.
Page 33 Lines 17-23 …our discussion with the county engineer, he mentioned to us that he is going to be improving a considerable portion of Centerville Road and would like some help with that and we would be more than happy to discuss that with him at a later date, certainly to our fair share of those improvements he sees fit.
Page 34 Lines 7-9 .. this plan line will probably be somewhere between 10 to 12 and perhaps 15 years before the process is exhausted.
Page 34 17-25 MR. ROHRER: MR. ROHRER: …how long do you plan on the Roxanna plant to still be active? MR. WILLARD: the operation will probably wind down in the next 5 or 6 years. It will diminish in sales, perhaps seven years.
Page 37 Line 6-11 …the extraction of sand and gravel will have no adverse impact on surface or groundwater resources. It will not impact any public or private water supply. And it will not release any contaminants into the water resources in the vicinity of the site.
Page 52 Line 6-12 That area of that 250 foot zone, that portion of the 250 foot zone which extends for over a mile along the Little Miami River all they way down to SR 42, a conservation easement will be placed upon that zone very soon. I think it's within 30 days after the final approvals are received. (Held by LMI)
Page 54 Line 3-6 …that the processing facilities will be -- in terms of sound and visual impact, will be buffered away from the river with the screening. (LMI talking)
Page 54 Lines 16-18 They have committed that they will, in fact, keep these areas (fuels, lubricants) elevated among the 1 foot, above the 100 year flood.
Page 55 Line 1-16 …there will be sediment control ponds installed. But as the mining pit is developed, we have asked and MM has agreed that runoff will not then continue on into the Little Miami, redirected all back down into the pit. So the sediment, the surface areas that are disturbed as rain falls, these will drain back into the pit and not back into the Little Miami River.
And I will submit obviously this as exhibit--whatever exhibit. As an exhibit. Beyond the comments I have made, MM has agreed that it will continue to work with us, review their operation and take any suggestions we may have as the project develops, even beyond these particular comments. (LMI talk ended)
Page 57 Lines 16-25 One of the things we thought we could offer tonight as -- solely as a voluntary action, certainly not as part of a condition or anything else, is the possibility of working with a board -- a board of governors, perhaps staffed by folks from the township and representative from MM and perhaps a member of the community to come up with something that we can do either financially or some other way to benefit the community early on and throughout the course of our operation.
Page 58 lines 1-17 That suggestion might be we can set up some sort of a trust fund whereby money that is generated from the operation is put into a fund and it's administrated in any way that this body chooses to see fit. Each year we will put money in and that is based upon the sales from the proposed operation.
We are considering perhaps offering 5 cents a ton based on sales. We do 500,000 tons a year, 600,000, so that is significant money. Twenty-five, 30 thousand dollars a year. Again, we would volunteer to do this or would be happy to meet with some sort of an organized body that has a charter and figure out ways to benefit the community right off the get go when we get started.
Page 59 Lines 5-9 You have heard the opinion of the traffic engineer, as well as county engineer is that this will not have an impact or require any additional roadways. We are going to make certain improvements. They are outlined.
***Page 65 Lines 8-14 MR. GERCKENS: There was not information presented and according to the current code, there must be proof presented when you are putting fill in a floodplain that it will not raise the hundred year floodplain more than one foot. That is your own code and I simply didn't see that evidence.
***Page 66 Lines 1-6 …MR. WILLARD: We will have to do a flood analysis to satisfy the state. The concern that you are addressing can be mitigated or we will have to redesign perhaps the berm and when we satisfy those folks at the regulatory agency as well as the Court perhaps, we will move ahead. That is later engineering.
Page 75 Line 20 MR. WILLARD: That is correct. No evenings. (no evening hours.)
Page 85 Lines 21-25 (Concerning downward lighting) We have talked about that. We have heard about that from the citizens with regard to the Spring Valley plant and we intend to engineer that in and take the same time to approve with the down lighting to minimize the impact.
Page 86 Line 6-8 I honestly don't remember if we responded to that or not, but certainly would make that as a condition of the application. (downward lighting)
Page 105 Line 7-11 MR. BUSS: I think if you take a look at my report that was submitted tonight it said that there will not be an adverse impact of surface groundwater resources in the vicinity of the proposed operation.
Page 114 Lines 3-4 (trucks) will not leave the scale overloaded.
Page 114 Lines 20-25 Page 115 Lines 1-2 MR. ROSICHAN: For example, the Spring Valley North Property, the property--that old Watson property finished mining late last year. We are in the process now of starting to slowly take the plant down. By the end of this year (2000) the plant will be completely done and we will be either completely done with the restoration or very close to it.
June 5, 2000 BZA meeting
Pages 24-25, Lines 22-8 Mr. Kaufell: "What we are proposing here is the use of discriminatory back-up alarms. These type of alarms use infrared radar that is strapped on the back of the truck and the only time the alarm—back-up alarm will go off if there is an object or a person in the path of that that it senses. So generally you don’t have the constant back-up alarm as you do with just turning it on when you put the vehicle in reverse. It’s a new technology and is proposed to be used on all Martin Marietta trucks and vehicles on the site."
Page 25, Lines 9-10 Mr. Rohrer: "What is the peak decibel …?" Mr. Kaufell: "It is somewhere around 105 decibels.
Page 28, Lines 14-17 Mr. Kaufell: "My opinion as an environmental expert, is that this proposal will not have an adverse effect on the noise levels in the area or the livestyles of the citizens."
Page 34, Lines 14-25 Ken Holland, production Mgr. For Southeast Ohio: "We are also going to put up some walls or structures around the crushers on the North and West sides to avoid noise impact even though it mostly won’t leave the property line toward Spring Valley and toward the West side up Centerville Road. We are going to establish traffic patters that bring the trucks in as much a circular pattern as we can to make it so the trucks don’t have to back up. It’s not going to be every single time because things are going to happen, but we are going to do our best to make that practical."
Page 35, Lines 1-8 Ken Holland, production Mgr. For Southeast Ohio: "Screens are going to have polyurethane screen cloths or rubber which also lessen the impact noise. We have got new and different technology today on this equipment on the loaders and excavators that lessen the noise impact more than the 1970 facility and Roxanna-New Burlington Road.
Page 36, Lines 11-17 David Roger Buss, hydrologist for Martin Marietta: "There has been three issues that have come up relative to water and water resources. The first one was would the village of Spring Valley wells which are located on the North and East side of the Little Miami and North and East of the proposed operation be adversely effected by the operation. The answer is no.
Page 57, Lines 17-22 Eric Partee: The conservation plan agreed to by Martin Marietta and Little Miami, Inc. specifies that there will be no asphalt plant and no mining within the 100 year floodplane.
Page 101, Lines 13-14 Richard Brahm, attorney for Martin Marietta: "There will be no asphalt plant and there will be no Ready Mix plant on this site.
Page 101, Lines 21-25 Richard Brahm, attorney for Martin Marietta: "The company is prepared and has put in accordance with your zoning code a very stric berm that will act both for screening berm and a berm for sound and other items so that you are not going to see this site."
Page 103, Lines 11-16 Richard Brahm, attorney for Martin Marietta: "The company is going to use the best available technology…. And that conveyer has been designed to be as noiseless as possible."
Page 103-104, Lines 20-1 Richard Brahm, attorney for Martin Marietta: "this operation is not going to be a dewatering operation. It will not be one in which the water is all pumped out into the operation in the dry hole. It will be a wet operation and you heard that is not going to affect the counties [sic] well source or any other public well source."
June 19, 2000 BZA meeting
Pages 11-12, Lines 21-11 Mr. Willard: Topsoil will be retained on site and used for reclamation.
Page 26, Lines 1-12 Mr. Al Rosichan: buildings and structures used for mining, storage, or processing will be removed from the site within 6 months of the day on which mining stops.
Page 27, Lines 12-19 Mr. Al Rosichan: Reclamation will occur incrementally as they are mining.
Pages 47-48, Lines 17-1; Page 48, Lines 15-16. Mr. Willard and Mr. Rosichan: No part of the plant will be built within the flood plain.
Page 55, Lines 14-15 Mr. Rosichan: Backing up of trucks and equipment with alarms will be controlled as much as possible.
Pages 55-56, Lines 55-2 Mr. Rosichan: "According to the site plan there should be no need for any trucks to back up if they do everything properly."
Page 46, Lines 8-20. Mr. Willard: Only clean water, no sediments, will be discharged into the Little Miami River.
June 26, 2000 BZA meeting
Page 10, Lines 9-20 Mr. Willard: Berms will be removed upon completion of mining.
Page 35, Line 15-Page37, Line20. Mr. Brahm & Mr. Rosichan: Gravel will be removed periodically from the intersection of Cook Road, Centerville Road, and US 42.