Tom Schilly

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Dream Comes True for Crystal City: Elliot Davis Comes to Town

    Mayor Schilly, meet Elliot Davis.​For the past two-and-half years a group Crystal City residents have been waging an all-out war with City Hall over a controversial plan to build an iron-ore smelter in the Jefferson County town. The group Concerned Citizens for Crystal City (a.k.a. C4) is dead set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    State Auditor Condemns Crystal City Officials for Curious Spending, Public Notices

    Crystal City Mayor Tom Schilly​The residents of Crystal City opposed to an iron-ore smelter in their community had one of their wishes come true last week. State Auditor Susan Montee finally released her audit of City Hall. The group Concerned Citizens for Crystal City (C4) org ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Crystal City Passes Conditional Use Permit for Smelter

    Crystal City council members passed a conditional use permit Thursday that clears the way for a controversial iron-ore smelter in the Jefferson County town. Opponents of the smelter had hoped to thwart the project during the permitting process last week, but those efforts failed when the council vot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    Crystal City Smelter Lands in Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal reports today on the ongoing debate to bring an iron-ore smelter to Crystal City. Click image for a higher-resolution version. The story, "Jobs Unwanted," compares Crystal City to that of many factory towns looking to revive themselves as the nation’s economy transfo ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2008


    Crystal City forges one hell of a deal.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007
  • News

    November 28, 2007


    Lawsuits fly as Crystal City residents try to stop construction of a pig iron production plant.