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September 23, 1993
Rubble landfill wins ruling from county appeals boardThe owner of a sand and gravel operation near Crofton can operate a rubble landfill on the 184-acre site, the county Board of Appeals has ruled.But the board attached several conditions, including a requirement that the owners of Cunningham Sand and Gravel erect a 30-foot high fence around the property, which is near Routes 3 and 424.The board also is requiring that the company build a berm to protect residents in the nearby Four Seasons development.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,Sun reporter | March 17, 2008
A Delaware company wants to mine sand and gravel on a parcel of farmland and forest along Marshyhope Creek on Maryland's Eastern Shore - a proposal that is raising alarm among conservationists who fear the operation will destroy rare wetlands, harm endangered species and ruin bird habitat. The Horsey Family LLC is asking Dorchester County this week for a zoning exception so it can excavate soil, sand and gravel from the property and create an "open-water lake." Workers would then float a hydraulic dredge into the lake and extract the remaining mineral resources, according to an application filed with the county last month.
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By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff writer | May 1, 1991
Two County Council members will try to make life easier for Anne Arundel's sand and gravel operators tonight.Councilman David G. Boschert, D-Crownsville, will resurrect a proposal limiting inspection fees to be paid by sand and gravel operators. Councilwoman Diane R. Evans, R-Arnold, plans to introduce an amendment allowing excavators to sell their product on Saturdays.Citizens have opposed Saturday sales at several previous hearingson a tough new bill regulating the sand and gravel industry, sponsored by Council chairwoman Virginia P. Clagett, D-West River.
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By JAMIE STIEHM and JAMIE STIEHM,SUN REPORTER | February 8, 2006
The Navy has received a half-dozen expressions of interest in the Naval Academy's dairy farm property, including proposals for a sand and gravel mine and an organic farming operation, in addition to the horse park plan put forth by the Maryland Stadium Authority. Navy officials sought outside interest after the stadium authority designated the 857-acre Gambrills tract last fall as its preferred site for a proposed horse park. A Navy spokesman declined to identify the six parties that have expressed interest, but four of them confirmed their responses to The Sun. Warren E. "Cookie" Halle, head of Silver Spring-based Halle Enterprises, confirmed that he responded to the Navy's request.
NEWS
May 15, 2003
Samuel Streett Bevard Jr., a retired partner in a Prince George's County sand and gravel company, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park. He was 73 and lived in Dunkirk. Mr. Bevard was born in Baltimore and spent his early years growing up on Clifton Avenue. In 1941, he moved with his family to Camp Springs and graduated in 1946 from Surrattsville High School. He attended the University of Maryland before enlisting in the Navy in 1951, serving for years as an aviation mechanic,.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | August 25, 1992
A Davidsonville gravel mine will remain open, even though county officials say the owner violated Anne Arundel zoning laws.An administrative hearing officer earlier this month granted James E. Cunningham a special exception to continue operating a 44-acre sand and gravel mine on Patuxent River Road, about a quarter mile southwest of Queen Anne Bridge Road.BTC The county Board of Appeals first approved mining on the agriculturally zoned property four years ago. But the board restricted the operation, requiring a fence and other buffers between the mine and four nearby homes.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | April 29, 1993
The Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals revoked a Davidsonville company's permit to mine sand and gravel yesterday after an attorney for the firm said his client no longer wanted it."Sand and gravel is not a commodity people are buying right now," said Mike Roblyer, who represents Queen Anne Sand & Gravel Inc., which is owned by James E. Cunningham.If the market improves, Mr. Roblyer said the company could apply for another permit in 18 months. County law requires that applicants denied a zoning permit, or "special exception," wait at least that long before reapplying.
NEWS
June 3, 1996
The state Department of the Environment has scheduled an informational meeting at 6: 30 p.m. today on a request for a permit for a sand and gravel mine on 46 acres between Patuxent and Conway roads in Odenton.The meeting will be in the lobby conference room of Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis.Representatives of National Waste Managers Inc., the company applying for the permit, will explain their proposal. Public comment will be invited.Information: 974-3874.Pub Date: 6/03/96
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By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff writer | April 3, 1991
Members of the sand and gravel industry walked away disappointed Monday night after the County Council refused to substantially soften a bill regulating their business.Though council members complied with the industry's request to begin operations at 6 a.m., they approved more restrictive noise controls and refused to permit rock-crushingequipment in agricultural/residential zones."We got the earlier hours, but the industry is able to operate around the clock right now as long as we don't disturb the neighbors," said William Natter, president of Natter Services Inc., an Annapolis sand and gravel firm.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | August 18, 1991
A sand and gravel company has sued the county and the County Councilfor blocking its efforts to develop a rubble fill at its Joppa site.The suit, filed Thursday by Harford Sands Inc. of Joppa, is similar to one filed June 20 by Maryland Reclamation Associates Inc. over new laws that set strict standards for rubble fills proposed for the county.Harford Sands and Maryland Reclamation are asking Harford CircuitCourt to overturn the laws."The defendants have been engaged in a continuing unlawful scheme and an illegal concerted course of action performed in bad taste . . . for the purpose of damaging (Maryland Reclamation)
NEWS
May 15, 2003
Samuel Streett Bevard Jr., a retired partner in a Prince George's County sand and gravel company, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park. He was 73 and lived in Dunkirk. Mr. Bevard was born in Baltimore and spent his early years growing up on Clifton Avenue. In 1941, he moved with his family to Camp Springs and graduated in 1946 from Surrattsville High School. He attended the University of Maryland before enlisting in the Navy in 1951, serving for years as an aviation mechanic,.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2000
Raising concerns among neighbors who say it wasn't what they had in mind for western Anne Arundel County, a sand and gravel company has applied to state officials to build an asphalt manufacturing plant in Annapolis Junction. Laurel Sand and Gravel, which owns the property off Brock Bridge Road near Route 32 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, wants to open a 400-ton-per-hour asphalt plant to complement its asphalt manufacturing operations at a plant in Prince George's County. The plant would produce blacktop for roads and rooftops.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 28, 1999
Samuel C. Chase Jr., an official in the sand and gravel industry and an antiques collector, died Sunday of cancer at his Pasadena home. He was 52.Mr. Chase had worked more than 20 years in the sand and gravel industry.At his death, he was plant superintendent at Lafarge Corp.'s quarrying operations in Chase, owned and operated by Redland Genstar until last year.A casual dresser who favored striped oxford shirts and blue jeans, he started his career in 1966 as a heavy-equipment operator for the former J. E. Owens Co., a landscape developer.
NEWS
June 3, 1996
The state Department of the Environment has scheduled an informational meeting at 6: 30 p.m. today on a request for a permit for a sand and gravel mine on 46 acres between Patuxent and Conway roads in Odenton.The meeting will be in the lobby conference room of Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis.Representatives of National Waste Managers Inc., the company applying for the permit, will explain their proposal. Public comment will be invited.Information: 974-3874.Pub Date: 6/03/96
NEWS
By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | January 6, 1995
A Brooklyn Park sand and gravel company can start mining nine acres of its land between Hammonds Lane and Belle Grove Road, thanks to a county board of appeals decision yesterday.The board ruled that the parcel was erroneously zoned for single-family residential use, which does not permit sand and gravel operations. The panel held that the land should have been zoned residential-agricultural, which allows sand and gravel operations, and granted the exceptions that allow Belle Grove Corp. to begin mining the land.
NEWS
September 23, 1993
Rubble landfill wins ruling from county appeals boardThe owner of a sand and gravel operation near Crofton can operate a rubble landfill on the 184-acre site, the county Board of Appeals has ruled.But the board attached several conditions, including a requirement that the owners of Cunningham Sand and Gravel erect a 30-foot high fence around the property, which is near Routes 3 and 424.The board also is requiring that the company build a berm to protect residents in the nearby Four Seasons development.
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By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff writer | April 22, 1992
Dissatisfied with the way state environmental inspectors regulated rubble landfills, the County Council passed a tough temporary law two years ago authorizing daily county inspections.That ordinance expires this month, and a recent court decision will force the county toabandon any hope of making daily rubble landfill inspections permanent, said Councilwoman Virginia P. Clagett, the West River Democrat who has led the crackdown on rubble and sand and gravel operations.In a recent decision involving a Harford County facility, the courts ruled that only the state has power to permit and inspect rubble landfills, Clagett said.
NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | April 29, 1993
The Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals revoked a Davidsonville company's permit to mine sand and gravel yesterday after an attorney for the firm said his client no longer wanted it."Sand and gravel is not a commodity people are buying right now," said Mike Roblyer, who represents Queen Anne Sand & Gravel Inc., which is owned by James E. Cunningham.If the market improves, Mr. Roblyer said the company could apply for another permit in 18 months. County law requires that applicants denied a zoning permit, or "special exception," wait at least that long before reapplying.
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