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First vote on frac sand stands; Proposal now goes to county board


Black River Falls (WQOW) -  A Jackson County zoning committee stood by its first vote and chose not to reconsider a request about frac sand.

Coulee Frac Sand wants to mine in the Town of Franklin.  In August, the Jackson County Zoning & Land Information Committee denied a rezoning request by the company.  On Thursday, the company asked the group to reconsider, but the committee said no.

"We think it's just a bad idea for our township.  We're a long way from railroads.  It's going to be at least 10 miles on a rural road, very narrow, twisty, no shoulders, lots of Amish people, lots of horse and buggy traffic.  We just don't think it's safe," said Tom Clark, a Town of Franklin resident.

The request still needs to go before the full county board.  The board could take it up next month.


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