By The Economic Alliance of Lewis County
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The Lewis County Planning Commission will hold a second public meeting to consider the YMCA’s proposal to rezone approximately 500 acres of lands north of Mineral Lake from Forest Resource Land to Master Plan Resort.
YMCA stated in their application that they intend to develop a youth camp including cabin and tent sites for roughly 400 campers and 100 staff, as well as trails and a dock.
The Planning Commission held a workshop last week and a second one is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.
The first opportunity for the public to provide comments to the Planning Commission will be set following the second workshop. It is anticipated that the public may begin submitting written testimony on the proposal starting June 9. A public hearing, where the public is invited to provide oral testimony to the Planning Commission, is tentatively scheduled for June 28.
The project has been met by resistance by many in the East Lewis County town of Mineral.