In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Scandia city council approved the conditional use permit for Tiller Corporation to reopen the Zavoral Mine. The 1.2 million tons of sand and gravel will be taken from the site in 3.3 years. Look for more information from Tuesday’s meeting to be posted soon.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has reached an agreement with Tiller Corporation, a sand mining and processing company headquartered in Maple Grove, to resolve air-quality violations at the company’s sand-processing facility in North Branch.
Scandia council rejects planning commission recommendations The Scandia council began its work on the Zavoral Mine permit application Tuesday, Jan. 15 by voting unanimously to use the 2020 comprehensive plan, which was in place when the mine application was first submitted in 2008. Choosing the 2030 plan would have meant denial of the permit, [...]
In a phone conversation on Dec. 14, Mike Caron, director of land use affairs for Tiller Corporation, answered a few questions about the Zavoral Mine. The following is a synopsis of the interview. Q: What is your job? A: I’m in charge of all of the land use and other regulatory permits: sand and gravel, [...]
The Scandia planning commission will soon make a recommendation to the city council on whether to grant a mining permit to reopen the Zavoral sand and gravel mine. Very little time is left: The planning commission will meet on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Wednesday, Jan. 2. They will give their recommendation to the council before [...]