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Updated: 04/21/2017 08:30:01AM

County looks at moving stockpile

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COURTESY PHOTO/HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Highlands County Commissioners on Tuesday discussed moving a road material stockpile, shown at the top of this map, from leased agricultural land to land owned by the Highlands County School District, shown at the bottom of the map. It's hoped this will alleviate issues residents on Highlands Lake Drive, on left, who have complained about the noise and dust from trucks.

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A Highlands County dump truck on Nov. 2, 2016, pulls onto Highlands Lake Drive from a site where the county keeps road construction material. Residents on that stretch of road have raised concerns about noise and dust clouds kicked up by trucks. County commissioners discussed a plan Tuesday to move the stockpile away from homes to a site on County Road 621.

By PHIL ATTINGER

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SEBRING — County commissioners may move a road material stockpile from Highlands Lake Drive to County Road 621, away from residents who have complained.

Commissioners discussed the matter with County Administrator June Fisher during Tuesdays regular board meeting. She and Road & Bridge Supervisor Kyle Green have found a new site on a five-acre tract, but would still need to get permission to move the stockpile from the Highlands County School District, which owns the land.

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