Unimin's Payments to Town Chair's Relatives

Unimin, the nation's largest sand mining company, which intends to build its biggest mine in the town of Greenfield, has paid more than $2 million for land owned by town board chairman Steve Witt's mother, two brothers and nephews, according to documents filed with the Monroe County Registrar of Deeds.

Click below for a 45-second snippet from the July 25 special town meeting in which town residents and Witt talk about their motivations for visiting the Unimin plant in Minnesota. Witt tells the audience, "I did it for you." When one woman in the audience says "We don't want to hear it," he tells her she is speaking out of turn.

Be sure to attend Monday night's meeting for discussion and citizen input of what the town board can do to make sure residents of the town of Greenfield and Tomah can live safely with Unimin--and keep other sand mines from moving in.

"I did it for you." from Kate Rice on Vimeo.