- Published on Friday, May 25, 2012 01:53
- Written by By Junhan B. Todeno - Reporter
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THE Saipan mayor’s office may be allowed again by the Department of Public Lands to extract quarry materials at Kannat Tabla.The mayor’s adviser, Henry Hoscheneider, said they met with DPL acting Secretary Pete Itibus to discuss how the mayor’s office can continue to operate at the quarry site.
“The DPL acting secretary is very supportive of mayor’s efforts to repair the island’s secondary roads using quarry materials,” Hofschneider said.
The mayor’s permit expired in 2004, but it was only last month that the DPL prohibited the mayor’s office from entering the site and extracting quarry materials.
Hofschneider said the DPL is considering giving the mayor’s office temporary authorization to extract coral at Kannat Tabla.
In turn, the mayor’s office will be required to submit a report regarding the volume of quarry materials it extracts from the site. The mayor’s office also has to use its own equipment.
But the mayor’s office and the DPL have yet to discuss the payment of fees.
In 2010, the mayor’s office signed a memorandum of agreement with Hawaiian Rock to allow it to extract, for free, 75,000 cubic yards of coral, of which 9,000 cubic yards should be apportioned for the mayor’s community projects.
Hofschneider said they will address the issue with Hawaiian Rock separately.
Meantime, he said they will get an environmental report to determine the volume of quarry materials that they will extract from the site.
“Everything will be accounted for,” he said, adding that they will also control requests from community members regarding the repair of secondary roads.
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