The first meeting of the mine relations committee in Jackson Township was held on Feb. 1 at the township hall, and focused primarily on creating avenues to deliver information to the public concerning the new industry in the township.
Under the operation of Arch Materials, the mine is expected to begin selling limestone sometime in the next two years, and has already began to sink a shaft into the bedrock of Jackson Township.
The committee was formed as part of an agreement by the township with Arch Materials as a condition to beginning operations of the mine.
“In the agreement, we said that a committee would be defined and organized,” said Jackson Township Trustee Joe Speeg. “The organizational structure is to have two people representing Arch Materials, one person from the board of zoning appeals, two township residents and a township representative.”