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Matt McLane's Letter To The Editor

By Matthew McLAne 25 May, 2016

Some of the best stewards of the land are farmers.  In order to produce a crop yield each year, we must treat the land with the utmost respect.  My family's farm has been in the family for over 100 years.  With that being said, I would not do anything that would harm this land.  I intend to keep this farm in my family throughout my lifetime and beyond.

This farm has had underground mining taking place beneath it for over 50 years.  There have not been any issues with the surface; it is still very much huntable timber and tillable land.  There have not been any issues with our well; never a water capacity or water quality issue.

 

I have worked at Pattison Sand Company for over eight years now.  I see, firsthand, the daily operations and feel comfortable and safe with the underground mining on my family's land.  Pattison Sand Company is a safe place to work and provides me with a high quality job that I could only find similarly if I moved out of the area.  I support the rezoning of property that has been proposed.  I hope that the county will understand the benefit of not only the landowners and Pattison Sand Company to the county and the surrounding area economically as well.

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