FDL County Judge Blocks Town Of Ashford Sand Mine

A Fond du Lac County judge has voided a special use permit for a sand mine in the Town of Ashford. Two sides in a dispute over the location of the proposed mine reached an apparent agreement in March, but Judge Peter Grimm made it official last month by voiding the special use permit the Town of Ashford Board of Appeals issued to Batzler Trucking of Campbellsport. A group of residents formed STOMP or Stop The Ongoing Mine Permit to oppose the mine and filed a lawsuit. The Town of Ashford Board of Appeals issued the special use permit to Batzler last August. STOMP members were concerned about the sand that would be stirred up near their homes, their water, the affect on property values, and truck traffic from the mine.