LUBA to hear third Grand Island appeal
A new appeal of Yamhill County’s approval of a permit for Baker Rock to mine gravel on Grand Island is scheduled for airing before the state Land Use Board of Appeals at 11 a.m. Thursday in Salem.
The most recent of two previous appeals by the lead opposition group, Protect Grand Island, resulted in a referral to the county on two relatively narrow elements, a recharge trench and a noise-mitigation berm. The county took action aimed at satisfying LUBA’s concerns, then voted its approval once again.
Spokeswoman Kris Bledsoe said the crux of the opposition argument is that the county did not properly or adequately address flooding concerns.