Action Alert For The Hernando County Planning & Zoning Meeting July 14th

June 23, 2014

Links to the CEMEX Application and Related Information:  CEMEX Application for Land Use Change (PDF), CEMEX Comp Plan Amendment 2014 (PDF), Earlier Application etc (PDF), Hydro-Geologic Overview – Dave Dewitt Martin (PDF), Canopy Ordinance (Web Page)., Health Effects of Dust (PDF).

Action Alert!  Attend the Planning and Zoning Hearing on CEMEX Mining Proposal
Monday, July 14th, 2014

Please mark your calendar now for the
Hernando County Planning and Zoning Meeting Monday, July 14th


*  LOCATION: Hernando Government Center,
John Law Ayres Room, 20 North Main St., Brooksville.  Bring a sign! Wear a blue top!

* TIME:  Meeting begins at 9 a.m.  Call ahead to (352) 754-4002 to ask
Planning and Zoning Dept.  for approximate time of CEMEX application on agenda.

Successful opposition depends on exceptionally high numbers of citizens attending the Planning Commission and County Commission hearings. It is recorded.  Going on the record with comments in print or speaking at the hearing is even better.  The Planning & Zoning hearing is quasi-judicial: the commission will only consider factual statements–how this impacts you. At the county commission meeting later, quality of life issues, questions and remarks will matter.

* Turn in during the meeting.  Ask that they be entered into the record of the meeting

* Mail or deliver to Hernando County Planning and Zoning Department, 20 No. Main Street, Brooksville FL.  Specify RE: CEMEX Application for Land Use & Zoning Amendment.

* Email comments to  Send by July 10th to be sure they arrive.

*Email directly to county commissioners at:

COMMISSIONER NICHOLSON                                                               COMMISSIONER DUKES
7468 Horse Lake Road Brooksville, FL 34601                                 Hernando Co. Veterans Services Office
Brooksville, FL 34601                                                                             7479 Forest Oaks Blvd.  Spring Hill, FL 34606                                             

COMMISSIONER ROWDEN                                                                     COMMISSIONER RUSSELL
20 North Main Street, Room 462                                                      Airport Administrative Office
Brooksville, FL 34601                                                                            15800 Flight Path Drive Brooksville, FL 34604                                               

Public Works Department
1525 East Jefferson St. Brooksville, FL 34601

* GATHER PETITION SIGNATURES:  Ask your friends and neighbors to sign it and bring it to the meeting or mail to:

Neighbors Against Mining,222 E. Liberty St, Brooksville, FL 334601.

Thank you!

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Make a tax-deductible donation so that we can continue this effort!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

John June 23, 2014 at 7:18 pm

If we do not allow mining in Hernando County where will you get the resources for you cement blocks and Stucco? What about road base? Do you want to keep the roads in good condition? These plants are strictly monitored by the EPA and if we shut them down the material will need to be imported from other countries which are not under the same compliance standards as the United States and we will be purchasing from outside the Country. Jobs will be lost and the impact on the environment will be devastating. These are the things you should think about not just the value of your property. Keep America working. Keep our Country strong and support all good things that will boost our economy.


Neighbors Against Mining June 24, 2014 at 10:50 pm

John–there are already 22 mines in Hernando. This one is in the wrong place at the wrong time. No new jobs will be created by it. Its proximity to the hospital, the cemetery and the neighbors is inappropriate for the heavy industrial open pit mine with blasting and noise and pollution that it will create. The EPA records show several violations from the CEMEX plant and it is the 5th dirtiest coal plant in Florida. Why would we want to keep polluting ourselves and risk our health?


Debra Holbrook June 24, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I am unable to attend, but my vote is to stop the mining.


Barbara Lashbrook July 12, 2014 at 3:31 pm

NO to rezoning for Cemex.


Carla G July 19, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Please stop this mining.


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