Sand Springs Quarry Owner Appeals Decision

The owner of a limestone quarry in Sand Springs have appealed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court a ruling over a denial of a special use permit. Full Story
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america

Cushing, OK

#1 Jan 23, 2009
sad that others can dictate what you can do or cannot do with your own property. Its his rock, if he wants to mine it, go for it. can't build on it.
Peggy

Bolivar, MO

#2 Jan 23, 2009
It's supposed to be a free country.....If I owned some land, I would hope I could use it. We just seem to have our rights taken away a little at a time. Pretty soon we won't have any rights at all without Big Brother's permission. Oh... maybe it's already that way. Let's see, I believe that's called "communism".

“BOOMER SOONER”

Since: Sep 08

Sand Springs, OK

#3 Jan 23, 2009
Peggy wrote:
It's supposed to be a free country.....If I owned some land, I would hope I could use it. We just seem to have our rights taken away a little at a time. Pretty soon we won't have any rights at all without Big Brother's permission. Oh... maybe it's already that way. Let's see, I believe that's called "communism".
Have you seen the land they are wanting to build on? It's very pretty and most of it is untouched except for the people who 4 wheel down in between 41st and Avery drive. It's a beautiful piece of land and to think someone wants to ruin that by putting in a quarry is sad to think about.
seen it

Tulsa, OK

#4 Jan 23, 2009
Some jobs may be created.
old guy

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#5 Jan 23, 2009
Peggy wrote:
It's supposed to be a free country.....If I owned some land, I would hope I could use it. We just seem to have our rights taken away a little at a time. Pretty soon we won't have any rights at all without Big Brother's permission. Oh... maybe it's already that way. Let's see, I believe that's called "communism".
Ok, that almost sounds correct except the people opposing it live next door and don't want the noise or dust to change their lives so this guy can make money. If you ever lived close to a blasting area then you know the effects on your foundation
seen it

Tulsa, OK

#6 Jan 23, 2009
old guy wrote:
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Ok, that almost sounds correct except the people opposing it live next door and don't want the noise or dust to change their lives so this guy can make money. If you ever lived close to a blasting area then you know the effects on your foundation
Its a blasting area in my house first thing every morning and come to think of it my foundation is cracking.
dezigner

Tulsa, OK

#7 Jan 23, 2009
seen it wrote:
Some jobs may be created.
The paper said less than 20 jobs created.
dezigner

Tulsa, OK

#8 Jan 23, 2009
old guy wrote:
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Ok, that almost sounds correct except the people opposing it live next door and don't want the noise or dust to change their lives so this guy can make money. If you ever lived close to a blasting area then you know the effects on your foundation
Thank you!

This man is just mad that he can't do anything with this property he purchased and he is on a mission to make it a quarry. Yes, blasting into the earth's surface just a mile from a TCC West and a very large neighborhood. Not to peaceful, huh? Not to mention the dirt, dust, other particles floating in the air. Then there is all of the trucks hauling all of the rock and tearing up the streets. Just so this one man can make some $$ and employee 16 people. Overall, it's not worth it.
Happy

Claremore, OK

#9 Jan 23, 2009
I have to tell you this makes me happy he can't blast. I have lived on the edge of the area he wants to blast for 32 years and yes we built the house and it is an older home and I don't think it can take the blasting. I would hate to see the dirt, trucks, and loss of wildlife. Sorry, for those 16 people out of a job, but I want to keep my quiet neighborhood.
Just say no

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Jan 23, 2009
No Quary. This man wants to destroy everybody's peace of mind, not to mention the land. He needs to sell the land to somebody else who wants to preserve or use it for additional housing. It is very close to the new school and there are people who have been established in that area for years and years and years.

The noise would be awful. The dust would be deadly to those who are prone to asthma that live upwind (as this is south of the city proper).

Just say NO!!!
bild

Oklahoma City, OK

#11 Jan 23, 2009
a quarry now , a landfill later
get it right please

Tulsa, OK

#12 Jan 23, 2009
Jack Brotton just needs to give up! He is intent on doing this even though everyone has said no. He has no concerns for the people of sand springs or Berryhill even though he claims to be from Berryhill
bild

Oklahoma City, OK

#13 Jan 23, 2009
america wrote:
sad that others can dictate what you can do or cannot do with your own property. Its his rock, if he wants to mine it, go for it. can't build on it.
maybe he should quarry next to your place
tulsashaker

Broken Arrow, OK

#14 Jan 23, 2009
maybe you would be happier with a feed lot there or maybe a slaughter house its his land let him do as he wishes with it if you were that worried about it maybe some of you should have bought it.everybody gripe about the streets but they dont want any trucks on the road to haul the material to fix them or a quarry to make the materials how would you feel if they said you couldnt mow your yard because its to noisy and makes to much dust get real people this is all part of progress more quarrys means that the cost of hauling materials to jobs on this side of town would be lower witch means the cost of road construction jobs would be lower saving taxpayers money

“Love those sharks”

Since: Nov 08

Tulsa

#15 Jan 23, 2009
bild wrote:
a quarry now , a landfill later
I think you're exactly right!
justmythoughts

Oklahoma City, OK

#16 Jan 24, 2009
Comparing the sound of a rock quarry and a lawn mower is insane. I live within a mile from that location and I will continue to fight against a future quarry on that land. Just because its his property shouldnt entitle him to do such large blasting that it will destroy homes and health of surrounding people. When you have the exact issue in your neighborhood and you realize the damages it will cost and do to your life, let me know your opinion then.
Music man

Tulsa, OK

#17 Jan 24, 2009
Megan1112 wrote:
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Have you seen the land they are wanting to build on? It's very pretty and most of it is untouched except for the people who 4 wheel down in between 41st and Avery drive. It's a beautiful piece of land and to think someone wants to ruin that by putting in a quarry is sad to think about.
If you think this property is a place of such beauty, Then why don't you buy it and pay a fair price for the property and the mineral rights (lime stone). Then you can turn it into a beautiful park for "four wheelers", See if the neighbors would like that.
It's people like you that have nothing invested, that object to everything a property owner tries to do even though it does not effect you in anyway.
Folks that are directly effected, SHOULD BE THE ONLY ONES THAT has the right to object.
Have a good day

Since: Nov 08

Edmond, OK

#18 Jan 24, 2009
its sand springs they need to blast the whole town

“And you matter why?”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#19 Jan 24, 2009
Music man wrote:
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If you think this property is a place of such beauty, Then why don't you buy it and pay a fair price for the property and the mineral rights (lime stone). Then you can turn it into a beautiful park for "four wheelers", See if the neighbors would like that.
It's people like you that have nothing invested, that object to everything a property owner tries to do even though it does not effect you in anyway.
Folks that are directly effected, SHOULD BE THE ONLY ONES THAT has the right to object.
Have a good day
The people that do have their entire lives invested in this have spoken. They don't want a quarry next to their homes that they have worked their entire lives for, because the quarry will do damage to their homes. The quarry will do damage to the streets that their homes reside on. The quarry will lower their property values. Those people have all spoken overwhelmingly that they do not want the quarry.

They have proven that the quarry will damage their foundations, damage the infrastructure of their neighborhoods and it will damage their property values. They have followed every protocol they have been asked to, they went to court and have proven it, and yet the quarry property owner still persists. He is offering nothing to the community except the degradation of other people's life long investments.

“BOOMER SOONER”

Since: Sep 08

Sand Springs, OK

#20 Jan 26, 2009
Music man wrote:
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If you think this property is a place of such beauty, Then why don't you buy it and pay a fair price for the property and the mineral rights (lime stone). Then you can turn it into a beautiful park for "four wheelers", See if the neighbors would like that.
It's people like you that have nothing invested, that object to everything a property owner tries to do even though it does not effect you in anyway.
Folks that are directly effected, SHOULD BE THE ONLY ONES THAT has the right to object.
Have a good day
I drive down 41st street almost everyday, i live in sand springs, and that's a main street almost everyone uses to get to I-44. So tell me again that i'm not going to be effected by this! If I live in the area, or near the area, trust me i'm going to have an opinion about it...
now you have a nice day :)

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