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McLeod PAC OKs CUPs for Wm. Mueller and Sons

Ray Howell from Wm. Mueller & Sons, Inc. — a company that excavates, screens and crushes gravel in pits around the county — attended a McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission meeting, asking for conditional use permits (CUP) to continue a mining operation in Glencoe and Bergen townships. The sticking point: hours of operation.
The county board approved the planning advisory commission’s recommendation on the CUP for hours of operation of 6:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. for Monday through Friday, and as-needed hours on Saturday from 6:30 a.m.- noon, on condition the county receives 24-hour notice. Howell said working on Saturday isn’t common and that Mueller & Sons won’t utilize weekend hours regularly.
Aside from deciding operational hours, the commission didn’t have any issues with the permit applications. Wm. Mueller & Sons has been working in county gravel pits for years and has been an ardent subscriber to the conditions handed down both formally, from the county, and informally, from neighbors to its excavation site.

(For the complete story, see the March 6 print edition of The Chronicle.)