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Hearing set on proposed gravel pit

February 21, 2013

The Boundary County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the main courtroom at the Boundary County Courthouse to accept public comment on conditional use permit application 13-009 by Alan Winkelseth, Wink, Inc., to develop a rock crushing/gravel pit commercial operation at RP62N02E144812A, located on Twin Rivers Road, Moyie Springs, ID.


The proposal includes clearing 5 to 10 acres of land to expose glacial till deposits for extraction and crushing as a commercial product, primarily road surfacing material.  The proposed area is contained within an approximately 46 acre area of a 67.3 acre parcel currently owned by Messenbrink, LLC.


The deadline for written comment and material is 5 p.m. Thursday March 14, 2013. Written comment may be mailed to Boundary County Planning and Zoning, PO Box 419, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805, faxed to (208) 267-7814, or emailed to Written comment will be accepted at public hearing provided the material is read into the record. There may be a five (5) minute limit per person on verbal testimony.


Further information on this application is available at the Planning and Zoning Office, Room 16 of the Courthouse, and the application is available for public review. Information is also available by calling (208) 267-7212 or by visiting the county website,


Anyone requiring special accommodation due to handicap or disability should contact the planning office at least two (2) days prior to the hearing.


A long standing battle over another gravel pit in Boundary County, the Tungsten pit on Farm to Market Road near Porthill which was challenged all the way to the Idaho Supreme Court, has been resolved after the conditional use permit approved by the planning and zoning commission, a decision promptly challenged, was voluntarily rescinded by Tungsten Holdings, Inc.

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