September 19th, 2012 at 6:44AM.
The beautiful skies on my commute into work this morning helped to calm my uneasiness and unrest. Last night our town board voted "NO" to allowing a silica sand mine into our rural area. While the NO vote is wonderful, the fight is anything but over. Our county will now get to make the final decision. While the town voted NO, we as citizens were unrepresented by our board. Our elected officials are supposed to be the voice of the citizens and that is not happening in our town. Not ONCE has a person stood up in favor of this mine. Yet, the town board set conditions that are so lax that it clearly favors the mine and it's operation even though they voted NO. We will keep fighting.