On Monday night, in a sweltering room at the Goodhue County Justice Center, the planning commission listened to the mining moratorium request. Eloquent speeches were made. Members of the public had their say. And the commissioners decided not to decide. Yet.
Among the 100+ people in the small room, opinion was solidly against the proposed frac sand mine.
No one from Windsor Permian came. They sent a letter, which was read by the county planner. We made a video, complete with our comments. After a few days, 100 views, and a little contemplation, we realized that this video might cast Mr. W., the planner, in a bad light. The video made him look like spokesman for Windsor. And, of course, he’s not.
Still, we felt a video was needed. Here’s what we came up with: