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Lee County launches mining amendment landing page

FORT MYERS – Lee County has created a landing page devoted to providing clear, accurate information about the limerock mining issue and proposed changes to the Lee County Comprehensive Plan.

The landing page provides an overview, an FAQ and a link to join a county mailing list for future updates. There is also a link people can click on to ask staff questions. The landing page URL is https://www.leegov.com/dcd/planning/miningamendments.

The proposed changes to the Lee County Comprehensive Plan do not decrease protection to the public, to water quality, to water supply or to wildlife. The proposed changes do not allow for expansion of the area in which mining can occur. The changes maintain the requirement for public input.

The issue – called Limerock Mining case (CPA2018-10014) – is scheduled to come before the Lee Board of County Commissioners at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Commission Chambers at the Old Courthouse, 2120 Main St., Fort Myers, 33901.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lee County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs or activities. To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate in this meeting, contact David Wagley, 239-533-8502, Florida Relay Service 711, or DWagley@leegov.com. Accommodation will be provided at no cost to the requestor. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance.