Eagle Pointer 04.26.2014
Eagle Pointer 4/20 - 4/26/2014
White Rock Quarries - Proposal Threatens Public Water Supply
A proposed limestone quarry, Vincent Hills Quarry, operated by White Rock Quarries, a Florida-based mining company will threaten water quality in the Coosa River on Lay Lake and its Spring Creek and Locust Creek tributaries. The 100-year quarry will discharge 3 Million Gallons per Day of process waste water laden with sediment plus sediment-filled storm water during rain events. The proposed location of discharges will threaten a public water supply for Shelby and Talladega Counties, potentially impact three threatened and endangered species, and threaten a recreational fishery and private property rights of quarry neighbors.
The Discharge System permit is proposed by ADEM and is currently out for public comment. On March 20 at a public hearing held by ADEM in Vincent, the majority of the public spoke in opposition to the quarry. Coosa Riverkeeper presented technical remarks as to some of the many flaws in the permit. Coosa Riverkeeper will submit a more in-depth written comment letter in April, before the close of the public comment period at 5:00 PM on April 21st.
Everything is in bloom this time of year while most yards look great. Those that don’t, please be considerate of your neighbors by maintaining the appearance of your lawn and shrubs. Let’s all enjoy the beautiful colors of Spring.
Neighbor to Neighbor
Want to have our deck rebuilt, board by board, the same as it is now -- same design, just new wood. Also interested in having fence surrounding back yard replaced (3 sides). Not interested in talking to anyone without years of experience and know-how. If you feel you are interested and qualified, please call ........ at .........
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The mission of the Eagle Point Homeowners Association is to enhance the quality of life in our neighborhood by facilitating the safety, security, and social interaction of all our residents. The further mission is to increase the property values of individual homes through community improvements and maintenance while supporting our board of directors through volunteering our time and talents to accomplish these goals.