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PAGE 6 SUPERIOR SUN, SUPERIOR, ARIZONA AUGUST 7, 2013 Experience our Excellent, Gentle and Caring Dental Care Same Day Crowns Zoom Whitening Dentures Implants Root Canals Senior Discount Interest Free Financing Most Insurance Accepted In-Office Insurance Available No Obtigation Exp. 9/2/13 NEW PATIENTS ONEY ce Exp. 9/2/13 NEW PATIENTS ONLY 5331 S. Superstition Mountain Dr. Gold Canyon, AZ 85218 By Nina Crowder Plan of Operations which Superior Sun was just to explore and Positive and negative assess. Peralta said that the opinions on the Southeast Town Council to this date Arizona Land Exchange has not seen or received and Resolution Copper answers regarding an actual Company: the different Mining Plan of Operations. voices emanating from In February 2013, the the crowded Superior Mutual Benefits Agreement Town Council Chambers between the Town of Thursday night ran the Superior and Resolution gamut from people who Copper Company was have lived in Superior all terminated by the town.' their lives to the newly Peralta said that there were relocated, many legal issues and areas Thursday's special in the agreement that were meeting began with not beneficial to the town. Superior Councilwoman Peralta said that when the Soyla "Kiki" Peralta Superior Town Council speaking about the history became aware of Hank of Superior's relationship Gutierrez's conviction for with copper mining a conflict of interest, it and Resolution Copper caused the Mutual Benefits Company. Agreement to become null Superior has one of the and void; the Town Council largest ore bodies in the expected RCM to act in country and has been a good faith and re-address mining community for over the Agreement with open 100 years, Peralta began, negotiations. RCM chose There has been growth and to move ahead with the decline that comes along land exchange legislation with mining. In 2008, without any consideration Resolution Copper (RCM) of the Town of Superior, submitted a pre-feasibility Peralta said. The Town Council simply does not have answers or legal assurances, Peralta said. The Town Council needs RCM to give written, legal assurances with jobs accounts, water quality, tailing sites and environmental impact. "It is our responsibility, everybody's responsibility, to ask these questions and get answers," she said. Penny Pew from Congressman Paul Gosar office appreciates the townspeople's support and has received hundreds of letters from the community in support. "Gosar has been working towards approval of the Land Exchange. Representative Gosar has an open door policy and always has," Pew said. Penny hopes the town of Superior will reverse their opposition and that everyone can work together. Sandra Doyle, a Superior resident, spoke of people who have lived and died and if they were looking down on the town of Superior and situation they would be appalled. She wants to know what can be done to work together and feels there are a lot of people that want the mine in the town. Mila Besich Lira said this is something the town needs to look at responsibly and get the best benefit for the community. The biggest concern is how everything was done and how the council's action blindsided everyone, not only the company, but the supporters Resolution, Page 12