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Town of CP hoping to discourage quarry reopening


June 1, 2017

The Town of Cross Plains has a new strategy in the works to discourage the reopening of a quarry on Mineral Point Road—and any other such operations that might pop up down the line.

The town would amend the land use plan to include inactive mineral extraction sites as super sending areas, a designation that currently includes properties related to the Ice Age Trail and Black Earth Creek corridor.

The super sending designation would provide incentives to landowners to give up their grandfathered mineral extraction rights. For example, the town might offer additional development splits that...

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