Kirsten Pauly of Sunde Engineering challenged that with a list of dates.
Tiller first asked her
to prepare the application to reopen the mine in 2002, she
Because the township of New Scandia was considering incorporating as a city, Washington County (the regulatory authority for mining in townships) discouraged Tiller
from submitting the application at that time.
In 2003 and 2004, Pauly
met twice with the planning commission to discuss removing stockpiled sand and gravel left behind from previous mining operation.
In 2006 Tiller
met with the town board and established an escrow account to pay for environmental review.
As soon as possible after the new City of Scandia adopted a mining ordinance, Pauly
said, the application was submitted.