Wright County has received a completed citizen’s petition requesting that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) be done for the MBE, Inc. mining request in Buffalo Township at the intersection of State Highway 25 NE and County Road 113 NE. The Wright County Board of Commissioners has authority in determining if an EAW is required and will be reviewing this matter at the County Board meetings in November 2021. The EAW decision needs to take place before the Wright County Planning Commission can act on the mining request. In light of this, the MBE, Inc. mining request will not be heard at the October 28th Planning Commission meeting and will be stayed until further notice. The office of Planning and Zoning will send new notifications out once a new meeting date is determined.