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Written by MARK JAEGER
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Town of Saukville officials have made no secret of their desire to make their community less enticing to mining operations.

Mother Nature has made that task difficult, because of the rich deposits of sand and gravel in the township.

While town leaders have been unable to come up with a way to ban mining and quarrying in the community, officials took the next-best step at the last Town Board meeting — setting financial expectations for the reclamation of quarry sites.

Supervisors unanimously approved a financial worksheet that spells out the anticipated cost of restoring quarry sites. A performance bond would be required of future quarry operators to cover those expenses.

Read the whole story on the Ozaukee Press Website