Maricopa County Boards and Commissions > Aggregate Mining Operations Zoning District Committee

AGGREGATE MINING OPERATIONS ZONING DISTRICT COMMITTEE

MISSION: In cooperation with the State Mine Inspector's Office and various County agencies, the Board reviews issues related to mining operations along the Agua Fria River between the CAP Canal and Grand Avenue.

MEETINGS: Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every March, June, September and December at 1pm MST in the Maricopa County Northwest County Facility Conference Room at 12975 W. Bell Road in Surprise.

 

       
CURRENT MEMBERS:      
 
Daryl Leazier
Industry
 
 
Richard Wehbe
Private Citizen
 
Jamey Brown
Industry
 
 
Bob Shanahan
Private Citizen
 
Roger Van Camp
Industry
 
 
Alex Sapyta
Private Citizen
 
Jim Schroeder
Industry
 
 
Vacant
Private Citizen
 
William Snyder
Industry
 
 
Vacant
Private Citizen
 
David Chavez
Industry Alternate
 
 
Lyle Tuttle
Private Citizen Alternate
 
Ron Carruthers
Industry Alternate
 
 
Vacant
Private Citizen Alternate
 
William Peck
Industry Alternate
 
 
Vacant
Private Citizen Alternate
 
Steve Trussell
Industry Alternate
 
 
Vacant
Private Citizen Alternate
         

MEETING NOTICE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: Link to Disclosure Statement

LIAISON: Darren Gerard, Deputy Director, Planning and Development, (602) 506-7139

WEBSITE: www.maricopa.gov/planning/PublicMeetings/AggregateMiningCommittee.aspx

FORMATION AUTHORITY: A.R.S. § 11-812

COMPOSITION: A.R.S. § 11-812 D. The board of supervisors of any county that establishes an aggregate mining operations zoning district shall appoint an aggregate mining operations recommendation committee for the district. The committee consists of not more than seven operators, or representatives of operators, of active aggregate mining operations in any district within the county and an equal number of private citizens, who are not operators, who are not employed by operators and who do not represent operators, residing within three miles of the boundaries of aggregate mining operations or a proposed aggregate mining operation in the district for which the committee is established. The initial members appointed to the committee shall be deemed the primary members, and the board of supervisors shall appoint no more than five alternate members who represent operators and shall appoint no more than five alternate members who are private citizens. Alternate members may serve at meetings of the committee when a primary member is unable to attend. An aggregate mining operator may serve on more than one committee in the same county. The board of supervisors shall determine the length of terms of members of the committee and shall stagger the initial appointments so that not all members' terms expire at the same time. Members of the committee who no longer qualify for membership as provided by this subsection are subject to removal and replacement by the board of supervisors. The committee shall elect a member who is an aggregate mining operator to serve as chairperson for the first year in which the committee is created. For each year thereafter, the chairperson shall be elected by the members of the committee with a member who is a private citizen and a member who is an aggregate mining operator serving as chairperson in alternate years. The committee is subject to the open meeting requirements of title 38, chapter 3, article 3.1.

DUTIES AND POWERS: A.R.S. § 11-812 E. 1-3: "1. By a majority vote of all members make recommendations to the board of supervisors for aggregate mining zoning districts and administrative regulations as provided in this section. The board of supervisors may adopt or reject such recommendations but may not make any modifications to the recommendations unless such modification is approved by a majority of the members of the recommendation committee. 2. Serve as a forum for mediation of disputes between members of the public and aggregate mining owners or operators. If the committee is unable to resolve a dispute, the committee shall transmit the matter to the state mine inspector, with written findings and recommendations, for further action. 3. Hear written complaints filed with the state mine inspector regarding alleged material deviations from approved community notices for aggregate mining operations and make written recommendations to the state mine inspector pursuant to section 27-446."