Permit Granted for Excavation, Hauling
Brandon - Markowski Excavating of Florence has
received an Act 250 permit to remove up to 50,000
cubic yards of sand and gravel per year from a
re-activated pit purchased by OMYA Corp.
Located near the intersection of Route 7 and
McConnell Road, the area had formerly been a popular
site for target shooting and all terrain vehicle use,
despite "no trespassing" signs. The land also
encompasses a wooded area that the Brandon Rotary once
maintained as a picnic site.
Now up to 125 truck loads of material may leave
the pit every day, with a traffic officer required
when the daily traffic exceeds 85 trucks. Operations
can take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday except
on federal holidays.
There will be no stone crushing or blasting
without an amendment to the Act 250 permit.
If sand from the trucks creates a nuisance or
danger on highways, the District 1 Environmental
Commission can convene another public hearing to
address the problem.
The permit runs until the year 2020. Brandon's
zoning board had already granted the project a
conditional use permit.