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City Council approval now required for blasting in Charlottesville
The Daily Progress Tuesday, July 03, 2018 at 11 p.m.

Requests for blasting in the city of Charlottesville now require approval from the City Council.

In response to public outcry over a proposal to use explosives to break up a rock formation in Belmont, the council on Monday unanimously passed the ordinance and agreed to waive a second reading to expedite the process.

The proposal came after a request was made to set off up to 48 explosions for the Virginia Land Co.’s Belmont Point development on Quarry Road.

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