FINAL VOTE MONDAY, SEPT. 12 at 9:00 A.M.
In July 2016, the County of Madera released the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Austin Quarry. On July 19, the Planning Commission approved the project, 3 to 2.
The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing and then vote on Monday, September 12, 2016, at 9 a.m. Address: 200 W. 4th St., in downtown Madera. This is a morning meeting. 9:00 a.m. is now confirmed as the DEFINITE hearing time.
Be there, and be heard.
Try to get to the hearing by 7:30 a.m. When the Planning Commission held its hearing, hundreds of Vulcan employees from Tulare, Merced and Fresno counties showed up early in their blue T-shirts, and took up most of the seats. This time, let’s take the seats we deserve!
What is Austin Quarry?
Vulcan Materials, the nation’s largest producer of aggregate, wants to open Madera County’s largest quarry ever just 3 miles east of Madera Ranchos, near the intersection of Routes 41 and 145. This is a 100-year project that will last the lives of our children and grandchildren.
You can download a full briefing book here
How Does it Affect Me?
- A new 400-foot deep, 258-acre hole blasted into our groundwater aquifer, drawing down wells for miles around
- Up to 3,848 new trucks dumped each day onto Routes 41 and 145, and twice as much traffic at rush hour
- 18-wheelers rumbling through residential areas day and night
- Constant dust and air pollution
- Property values falling by 20%
- No new jobs or tax revenue
What can I do?
Vulcan is trying to rush this project through, to keep you from being heard. The Environmental Impact Report came out in early July. Less than 3 weeks later, on July 19, the Planning Commission approved the project, 3 to 2. The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing and take their final vote on Monday, September 12. There’s no time to waste!
- Download the EIR and learn about the project.
- Contact your County Supervisor and ask him to vote against Austin Quarry.
- Come to the final public hearing of the Board of Supervisors on Monday, September 12, at 9 a.m. Address: 200 W. 4th Street in downtown Madera.
Together, let’s keep Vulcan from destroying our community.