Monday was a combined work session and regular session for the Jackson County Commission. Unfortunately I could not be present for both sessions. As soon as the video of the work session (in part) finishes down loading I will post it on my blog. Work Session Agenda posted below.
Oct. 27, 2009 meeting on issue: "2) Public Hearing set for Nov 19, 2009 to consider the issue of allowing D & E Mining the right to mine coal from under the current right of way of Co RD 81. Ms. Manning, current County Engineer as well as the previous County Engineer have remarked, in their opinion, "mining close to the road way, 15 feet, was an unsafe act." The current right of way extends 50 feet from the edge of the county right of way. Further comments from the commission indicated there were concerns over safety of children on school buses as well as citizens traveling the area. http://arklite.blogspot.com/2009/10/jackson-conty-commission-meeting.html
News Story by David Brewer on issue as reported by the Huntsville Times: http://blog.al.com/breaking/2009/11/sand_mountain_residents_claim.html
Other potential problems: "6) Coal Recovery, including removal by auguring, coal underlying the right-of-way of Jackson County Road 81."
Commission Chair to establish committees: http://thedailysentinel.com/news/article_13029768-4607-11e2-b303-001a4bcf887a.html Next meeting will be Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at 5PM