‘Compromise’ didn’t include Silver City
The Lyon County Commission broke all precedent by ignoring its Planning commission’s recommendation to deny the CMI Master Plan Amendment and Zoning change requests. Instead, the Commissioners voted to impose a “compromise” made between CMI and Commissioner Vida Keller to reduce the size of the acreage affected.
Unfortunately, Silver City was not invited to participate in making this compromise, and so gets nothing from it except the intimation of doom. The door was opened for CMI to pit mine in and adjacent to the town. Even if CMI fails, it can still be pit mined by someone else at some future time.
Every property in and adjacent to town was made suddenly less valuable. That’s a high price for the people of Silver City to pay for a “compromise” that doesn’t include them.
David Toll Gold Hill
Vida Keller Master Plan Statement 2014
Vida Keller comments
Bob Hastings Master Plan comments
Lyon County Nevada Commissioners Meeting January 2, 2014 Public Comments