After three years of sometimes bumpy negotiations, Oneida county's Comprehensive Planning Oversight committee Friday finished work.
State government requires each county to have an updated plan in place. The plan looks at population, the economy, the land and waters and several other factors that work toward helping a community make sense.
The revision of Oneida county's allowable zoning uses has drawn the interest of mining opponents.
The county board last August put aside pursuing a sulphide mine in the town of Lynne. As part of a routine review of changes to zoning districts, the Planning and Development committee recently added the possibility of 'mining' to forestry. The proposed sulphide mine would have been constructed on county-owned forest land. Mining opponents like Karl Fate of Crescent feels this could be a back-door way to make easier the opening of mine at the Lynne site....