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DeSoto County To Hold Phosphate Mining Workshop


The DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Workshop on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 9:00 AM and it will continue until the conclusion of presentations and discussion in the Turner Agri Civic Center, (2250 NE Roan Street) in Arcadia. The purpose of the meeting is to receive and discuss presentations on Mosaic’s water quality monitoring programs and practices.

Persons invited to make presentations will need to file with the Board information about their background and professional qualifications at least 14 days prior to the Workshop.

Presenters will include:

Beth Niac, Mosaic                       Josh Lipham, Mosaic

Scott Lehr, Mosaic                      Keith Alam, Mosaic

Joy Jackson, FDEP                     Vinette Godelia, Hopping Green & Sams

Devin Lawrence, Mosaic

After the presentations and Board discussion, the public will have an opportunity to address the Board and present relevant information on the topic being discussed for 3 minutes each, unless otherwise allowed by the Chairman. Members of the public who wish to present written materials are encouraged to submit such materials to the Board at least 5 business days prior to the Workshop. No formal action concerning phosphate mining will be taken by the Board at the Workshop.

If special accommodations are required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals should contact the County Administrator’s Office by calling 863-993-4800 at least forty-eight hours prior to the Workshop.