Sustainability and Conservation
As a member of Crawford County’s Agricultural and Extension and Land Conservation Committees, Pete:
- Proposed and enacted a six-month moratorium on Frac Sand Mining in order to study associated issues.
- Developed a draft licensing ordinance for non-metallic mines that towns and villages could modify and adopt, mitigating negative impact.
- Gathered input from towns and helped with education on issues, resulting in most of the towns in the county adopting a version of the ordinance.
And Pete pursued preservation over replacement:
- Oversaw renovation of the 1867 Crawford County Courthouse, honoring its history while making it secure and efficient, in a project that the district court cites as a “model of cooperation between the County and the Court.”