Legacy information: This web page was created in 2003 for the Gurley community.
Thanks to Trish Perry, Billy & Celia Dear, Irene Schneider, Marti Stone, Wendy M. Hargrove, Robert Sentell, Tommy Tipton, Joyce Roberts, Marie Flynn, Citizens for a Better Gurley, K Perry, Stan Simpson, Ripple McMullen, and M L Stowe for their strong involvement and commitment to the town of Gurley! Thanks to all new residents involved in helping Gurley to be a better place! 2 mining permits are very sensitive because they give permanent important authorizations to the owners and future owners. Committee for a Better Gurley will not stop to fight. Topic started 04/15/2003 by Marti Stone and I & D Schneider.
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Gurley's Citizens Are Against Rock Crusher, Quarry & Mine
Vulcan Purchased Gurley Mountain Land targeted for Quarry
Previously owned by M & N Materials Corporation
For comments from our visitors:View ContactEZ.net Board & Feedback
On November 23, 2004, a deed transferring Gurley Mountain
land from M&N Construction to Vulcan Lands was recorded in Madison County. This land,
which was annexed into the city limits of Gurley in April of this year, is in the process
of being zoned.
What you can do:
1. We urge you to attend an important Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 16 at the First Baptist Church on Joplin Street in Gurley . The Planning Commission has tentatively recommended R-2 zoning of the M&N Construction property (recently purchased by Vulcan Lands). All persons attending will be given the opportunity of being heard in opposition to, or in favor of, the R-2 zoning designation. Note that Vulcan representatives have been invited to the meeting, and it is expected that they will attend.
2. Encourage everyone to attend the meeting and address the Planning Commission about your concerns.
3. Put your "Stop the Gurley Mountain Quarry" Signs back up in your yard.
4. Help raise money for the legal defense fund by continuing to sell the Gurley Cookbook.
Fund Raising - Cookbook available!
Citizens for a Better Gurley is proud to offer a treasured collection of
recipes from many outstanding cooks whose recipes have made this cookbook possible. The
hardback book consists of 650 wonderful recipes. Called "Recipes from the Heart of
Gurley" this cookbook will make an ideal gift or keepsake.
See Front and Introduction
|To receive a copy today, call Ripple McMullen at 776-2925. The books are $15 each. Checks should be made payable to Citizens for a Better Gurley. The books may also be ordered by mail from 148 Maple Street, Gurley, AL 35748. For mail order, please send an additional $2.50 to cover the cost of mailing.|
Picture montage: imaginary future look of the town - by The Dears
You may have now a better idea of what we're in for if this quarry is approved!
For more comments from our visitors:
View ContactEZ.net Board & Feedback - Archived Guestbook 1 - Archived Guestbook 2 - Archived Guestbook 3
Below are listed in bullet format some information that we presently have identified through either applications submitted by M&N, current construction on the site, location of site or feed back from business or governmental agencies on certain points.
Information from their Application:
- M&N Materials Inc has a street address of: Wood Street, Gurley AL
- M&N is planning on a 12-hour shift per day; 7 days a week, 50 weeks per year.
- They plan on removing 1.41 billion pounds* of limestone per year from Gurley Mountain.
- The expected output is 1.34 billion pounds* of crushed rock. This would equate to a 4.76% loss in process.
- This volume of removal will leave a crater approx. the size of a football field that will be 171 feet deep or a 500 foot by 500 foot crater that is 31 feet deep approx 5.7 acres.
- Assuming that each truck will transport 60,000 pounds, 20,000 loads per year will be required. That equates to 20,000 loads per year; 400 loads per week; 57 per day; about 5 per hour. A truck must roll out of the quarry every 12.6 minutes.
- The Nordberg c160 crusher can produce 400,000 pounds per hour. It is one of the largest in its class. Area sales manager Craig Harman states that the equipment can be assembled to a different area or quarries but is not portable on a day-to-day basis.
* Quantities based on long tons. Short tons would be 1.2 billion and 1 billion respectively.
Information based upon location:
- The proposed site is ¼ mile west of the Madison County Elementary School.
- MCES has Approx 43 student currently with breathing disorders. 523 students attend the school.
- M & N has constructed an access road to their property on Gurley Pike.
- 30 students walk to school across Gurley Pike. 100 students at dropped off by automobile and exit on to Gurley Pike by way of Wood Avenue.
- The proposed site is 750 feet from the Gurley Gardens apartment complex as well as numerous individual homes and businesses.
- The TVA has high voltage transmission lines run the length of the proposed site.
- The Gurley Clinic and Pharmacy is located directly in front of the property.
- The Hurricane Creek watershed is located in this area as well the Flint River watershed.
- Hurricane Creek runs past this property and empties into Flint River that flows through Hampton Cove into the Tennessee River.
- The Quarry is approximately 3.2 miles from Hampton Cove.
What can you do?
Revised and updated 10-28-03
Attend all town council meetings - First and third Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Gurley City Hall, 235 walker Street, behind Piggly Wiggly
- Attend all town meetings - watch for postings
- Sign up for mailing or contact list
- Sign the petition
Support annexation of the proposed land on Gurley Mountain
The status of the Annexation Bill for annexation of the quarry site can be found at the following link: http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp
The bill is listed as HB170
- Donate money to the cause
- Contact people and divisions listed above
- Contact City council 776-3313
- Contact School Board of Education 852-2557
- Contact church groups - Ask for church announcements
- Write letters of opposition - Contact Senators and Representatives
- Contact ADEM
- Post a sign in your yard
- Share your concerns by leaving short messages in the Gurley Guest Book, or by sending me longer postings. Also browse Stop the Rock Quarry Along Old US Hwy 431!
How can I help?
Voice your opinion to the Gurley Town Council, Gurley Planning Commission, Madison County Board of Education, Madison County Commission, Rep. Albert Hall, Sen. Lowell Barron, U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer... Join the committee for a better Gurley, donate money to the cause...
Who is M & N Materials:
Brian McCord (McCord Construction), Charles Brian Nelson (Country Places, Inc).
Everyone can contact the local courthouses for more public knowledge and information.
You should be concerned if you know (concerns raised by Gurley's citizens) :
Anyone with asthma
MCES has 43 reported students with asthma
Anyone with lung (or airway passages) related diseases
Anyone with allergies
Anyone with young children (anyone can develop asthma, lung illnesses, or complication of pulmonary disease from exposure)
Anyone with children going to the Madison County Middle School and Madison County Elementary School
Anyone near the Gurley City Limits (they will be influenced)
Anyone having / using a well
Anyone with livestock (limestone in water...)
Anyone farming (danger of sinkhole...)
For more information concerning this subject go to Gurley, Alabama Online
Site created / maintained by:
Dominique G. Schneider.
Page created 05/30/2003 - Gurley Community & Town History