Amy Galey, Chair of the Alamance County Board of Commissioners, has called for a special meeting of the Board to be held Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. The Board will discuss whether to request that the NC Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, hold a public hearing in Alamance County as part of the Department’s permit application review process for the Alamance Aggregates, LLC project.
At the regularly scheduled October 15, 2018, meeting of the Alamance County Board of Commissioners, the Board became aware that Alamance Aggregates, LLC, is engaged in the permitting process with the State of North Carolina to open a quarry in the Snow Camp community. A number of residents from Snow Camp attended the October 15 meeting to voice their concerns about the impact of the project. Because the project had been permitted at the county level according to a 2011 ordinance, which did not require review above staff level, the Board of Commissioners was unaware of the proposed quarry. Because Alamance Aggregates met the requirements of the ordinance, the permit was issued.
“This may give the community an opportunity to have their concerns fully addressed and heard,” Chair Amy Scott Galey stated. “If the Board agrees to ask the State to have a public hearing, it will be held in Alamance County. The day and time would be determined by the State, and the county will do all it can to make sure that residents are kept informed.”