TCEQ meeting Oct. 11 in Marble Falls regarding proposed Spicewood rock crusher

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality scheduled an information meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls, 307 Buena Vista Drive. Residents of a neighboring subdivision of the proposed site of Spicewood Crushed Stone have requested a special election to incorporate the area into a city and have signs posted along Texas 71 to draw attention to the permit application. Staff photo by Jared Fields

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality scheduled an information meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls, 307 Buena Vista Drive. Residents of a neighboring subdivision of the proposed site of Spicewood Crushed Stone have requested a special election to incorporate the area into a city and have signs posted along Texas 71 to draw attention to the permit application. Staff photo by Jared Fields

FROM STAFF REPORTS

An information meeting hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will focus on an air quality permit for Spicewood Crushed Stone LLC.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls.

The proposed permanent rock crusher location is 5550 Texas 71 in Spicewood, near one current development and a planned one.

The public can submit comments about the application on the TCEQ website by referencing registration number 152977 for 30 days after notice was published Sept. 10. As of Oct. 1, 362 total comments have been made.

Double Horn Creek subdivision residents have formed a petition for a special election to incorporate the area into a city.

Burnet County Judge James Oakley has until Oct. 2 to sign the order of election and has previously stated he expects to do so.

The proposed election date is Dec. 6, the earliest possible date after the Nov. 6 general election.

2 thoughts on “TCEQ meeting Oct. 11 in Marble Falls regarding proposed Spicewood rock crusher

  1. If this meeting mirrors the other meetings TCEQ has hosted concerning local quarries, it will be for show only because if the proposed quarry operator has correctly filled all required TCEQ forms and applucations, the TCEQ will approve the quarry. The only thing the TCEQ concerns itself with is air quality. It is not concerned with any other environmental impact the quarry might or will have on the surrounding area thanks to deep pockets politics controlling the Texas legislature.

    1. You are possibly right about deep pockets controlling the legislature but that would be lobbyists putting pressure on them for things they hope to get. Imo in the case of this quarry and it’s location,it may not even be going in and the application could be to create a problem in the area and see the reaction from it then have a solution offered. The solution being incorporation. Next step turn what would have been a quarry into another neighborhood.

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