Yesterday [April 3], the property owners within the 2600 foot radius of the Wood & Son gravel pit on Bald Hill Road received a memo and letter from Thurston County Development Services of which the administrative determination may be of interest to parties beyond the distance mandated for such notices in the county code.
After an initial review of the memo, a letter to Mr. Wood and the records at the Thurston County Permit Assistance Center and Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources [DNR], the appearance is the mine has been operating without permits from either the county or the state for many years.
There are several area residents and land owners reviewing the issue regarding appeal.
Interested parties who wish to be keep updated on investigations into an appeal of the administrative determination to “grandfather” the mine may email Concerned Citizens: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see this memo from Thurston County Development Services to interested parties.
The Nisqually Valley News published this front-page story on March 28, 2008 about “Wood & Son found to be out of compliance”.