Lamar Co. Planning Comm. votes yes to mining operation

Lamar Co. Planning Comm. votes yes to mining operation

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - In a recent Lamar County Planning Commission meeting several mining petitions were passed.

Three petitions are to mine dirt on Burnt Bridge Road in District 3 of Lamar County. Affiliates of Hover Gravel Inc. petitioned the planning commission to change zoning, the land use classification, and conditional use permits of their property. They want to start a dirt mining operation on their property at 473 Burnt Bridge Road.

Senior Planner Michael Hershman believes there are currently nine other inactive or active pits on the road. He also said, that this dirt is more like a sand and clay material.

“The dirt is going to be used for foundations for houses to help support our continuing growth in the county,” said Hershman.

Lamar County Board of Supervisors tabled the petitions during the last meeting. Supervisors said the petitions are currently under advisement.

The Board of Supervisors will have the final say in choosing to accept or to reject the commission's recommendations for approval.

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