Somervell County Residents Against Mining (SCRAM) is a new coalition of protecting the county and its citizens against the proliferation of sand and gravel sites in the county.
Their goal is to protect the environment against air, water and noise pollution. To protect the county roads against damage by vehicles over the rating for which the roads were designed. To obtain compensation from either the mining companies or TXDOT for maintenance and repair roads affected by the trucks. Protect Somervell citizens and school children on county roads affected by sand and gravel transports; to protect the areas around our natural waterways of the Brazos and Paluxy Rivers in order to maintain our area as a prime tourist venue, and to protect wildlife and our rich archaeological sites.
“We are wanting the city officials to do everything in their legal power to enforce restrictions and to hear our concerns regarding the safety and hazards of these trucks coming through our community and the destruction of roads that were not made for this type of transport,” said Kay Meyers, a board member for the coalition.
SCRAM is planning a rally on the Glen Rose square on Sept. 8-9 at 5 p.m. to promote community awareness, solicit members for our organization and obtain citizens' signatures on an informal petition which will be presented to the county commissioners at their meeting on Sept. 10.
Thet will also be selling T-shirts with the SCRAM logo at the rally. The coalition will also be in attendance and making comments at both the Commissioners Court meeting at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10 and the Glen Rose City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m.