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  • <strong>Blasting will occur 1-2 times/week</strong>. Dust will deposit over several miles.
  • <strong>Geryville Materials proposing 628+ acre Quarry</strong> situated at the intersection of West Mill Hill Road and Kings Highway.
  • <strong>Blast Vibrations Can Be Felt for a Large Distance</strong> The noise and vibration can damage historical homes in the area.
  • <strong>Quarry is one of most dangerous industrial operations</strong> Many injuries and deaths reported each year.
  • <strong> Geryville Materials wants Asphalt Plant</strong> More environment and traffic problems will result.
  • <strong> Geryville wants concrete mixing plant </strong>Noise from crushers and trucks  will pose economic hardships on residents

Proposed Quarry in Lower Milford

Geryville Materials has proposed to built a 628+ acre quarry which will operate for over 50 years. The quarry is situated at the intersection of West Mill Hill Rd and Kings Highway. Geryville Materials wants to modify the existing zoning ordinances declaring that they are overly restrictive. They also want to built an asphalt mixing plant and cement plant.

Lower Milford Residents Association is fighting the quarry because it harms the Township financially, environmentally, and poses unprecedented dangers to residents and their families.

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Zoning Board Hearings on Quarry Delayed

The Zoning Board Hearings regarding the application to build a quarry at West Mill Hil has been postponed until there is a resolution of the appeal of the Commonwealth Court of the Planning Commision decision. The Township has appealed the decision and LMRA has joined in the appeal. Since the decision has a important influence on how both parties will proceed, it was agreed to wait to see what the outcome will be before proceeding.

Favorable Ruling by PA Court of Common Pleas

Court DecisionOn June 11, 2013, the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas upheld the Lower Milford Township Board of Supervisors decision to deny the Curative Amendment application of Geryville Materials for a 628 acre quarry. Although  the court found the operational provisions pre-empted, the natural resource provisions and our arguments were upheld. 

The operational provisions, as interpreted by the Court, invalidates a section of of the Township Ordinance which deals with various requirements specified for operating the quarry. The Court rulled that such provisions are pre-empted by state law. However, it ruled that the Supervisors were correct in denying the Curative Amendment based on provisions in the ordinances outling the need to protect natural resources. This was in keeping with the arguments made by the Township and LMRA lawyers.

Geryille Materials immediately appealed the decision to the Commonwealth Court. The Township and LMRA lawyers are reviewing the decision to assess whether we should appeal the denied portion. This opinion is the 14th decision that has been in favor of the Twonship and LMRA. The is one remaining application for a smaller quarry before the Zoning Hearing Board. A decision is excepcted in the new few months. Then the emphasis will turn to legal issues as the local decisions are appealed. Our Planning Commission, Zoning  Hearing Board, and Board of Supervisors and the Court of Common Pleas, Commonwealth Court and Supreme Court have all ruled that a Township is permitted to have ordinances to protect the health, safety and environment of the community.

The support of the residents for the Township and LMRA has been invaluable in this fight to protect our Township from adverse plans of developers.

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