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
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challenged, was voluntarily rescinded by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.