pinckney en Next steps for proposed sand and gravel mine near Chelsea <p>A Ready Mix concrete company wants to dig for sand and gravel on a site north of Chelsea, Michigan. McCoig Materials is planning the mine right in the middle of the Pinckney and Waterloo State Recreation Areas (see the map above for the location of the proposed site).</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The plan has drawn opposition from hundreds of residents and other advocates who fear the mine could affect water resources in the area. They also are concerned about the truck traffic that would roll through downtown Chelsea.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="">Lyndon Township</a> officials will vote on whether the mine should move forward. A meeting has been scheduled next month. From the township:</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:25:26 +0000 Mark Brush 17384 at Next steps for proposed sand and gravel mine near Chelsea Neighbors express concerns about proposed sand and gravel mine near Chelsea <p>A Ready-Mix concrete company, <a href="">McCoig Materials</a>, wants to open up a mine on a site north of Chelsea. The two parcels of land they want to mine are in between the Waterloo and Pinckney Recreation areas. This part of southeast Michigan has a lot of little lakes and unique natural areas.</p><p>McCoig Materials wants to operate the mine for 22 to 30 years and remove 11 million tons of sand and gravel.</p><p>People who live on the lakes nearby have been raising concerns about that.</p><p>Mary Mandeville spends summers in her cottage at Island Lake.</p><p>“Just to the west of us is where the proposed gravel mine would be putting in their operations. We’re very concerned about the impact on the environment, on the water table level. We’re concerned about air quality with all the dust from the dumping of the gravel into the trucks.”</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:50:00 +0000 Rebecca Williams 16804 at Neighbors express concerns about proposed sand and gravel mine near Chelsea Severe weather rips through parts of southeast Michigan <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">DEXTER, Mich. (AP) &mdash; A Washtenaw County official says his office is responding to reports of &quot;lots of damage&quot; after reports of at least one tornado striking the ground.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">County director of Emergency Management Marc Breckenridge says he could not confirm any reports of injuries or deaths from the twister Thursday afternoon. He could not provide details of the damage. No injuries or deaths have been reported.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">National Weather Service spotters are reporting a tornado touchdown in the Dexter and Pinckney area of Washtenaw County. Weather Service Observation Program Leader Debra Elliott says radar also &quot;is highly suggesting&quot; a touchdown.</span></p><p><a href=""><span style="font-size: 11px"> posted a video of the possible&nbsp;twister near Dexter.</span></a></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Rain, hail and high winds have been moving across parts of southeastern Michigan late Thursday afternoon.</span></p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 23:01:09 +0000 The Associated Press 6659 at Severe weather rips through parts of southeast Michigan