Notice of Public Hearing – 7/10/2019

A public hearing by the Kane County Planning Commission will be held on 7/10/2019. This is an important opportunity for the public to raise concerns regarding the Southern Red Sands frac sand mine operation. Please come and make your voice heard so that our officials are aware of the public opposition of the frac sand mine just outside town.

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Kanab High School Auditorium, located at 59 Cowby Dr., Kanab, Utah, the Kane County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for a Conditional Use Permit on State Institutional Trust Lands (SITLA) for Southern Red Sands, Sections 16, Township 42 South, Range 7 West, Salt Lake Base & Meridian, (640 Acres), Kane County, Utah. The Sand Mine Operation will be located in the Red Knolls area of Kane County

At the time and place set forth above, all interested persons may appear and will be given an opportunity to be heard either in support of or in opposition to the applications for the Conditional Use Permits for Southern Red Sands.

Information and maps concerning the Conditional Use Permits can be found online at www.kane.utah.gov/gov/dept/planning/ under the documents tab.

Talking Points

  • No study shows that there is enough water to supply SRS’s needs. A study by Dr. Ken Kolm shows there is likely to be a serious shortfall.
  • The city is taking the risk that future water could be more expensive, not SRS. The contract ties SRS’s water payments to the overall inflation rate, not the price of water to Kanab’s residents.
  • The city is incurring substantial legal fees for the SRS project.
  • The city will not get this money back if SRS pulls out, which out is likely given the collapse of the frack sand market in the last year.
  • The city can rescind the contract.