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  • <strong>The Safety of our streams depends on preserving our ecosystem</strong. A quarry will endanger Hosensack Creek
  • <strong>Wetlands, plants, and animals help keep Hosensack Creek pristine</strong> Make sure your family is safe, preserve our waterways
  • <strong>The bog turtle is endangered species found in only a few places in USA, including Lower Milford Township</strong>
  • <strong>Bog turtle can be found on quarry site</strong> These turtles help ecosytem. Their presence indicates that our ecosystem is healthy.
  • <strong>A quarry would displace deer and other animals into populated areas & ultimately away from our Township.
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Lower Miolford Depends on Wise Land Management

Using land wisely is crucial for protecting ecosystem services.Supply of land is limited. We must find ways of using it wisely to protect the ecosystem services which we need for living & farming in our Township. Higher rock prices can bring new recycling technology and more effective mining of existing quarries. An increase in the price of land doesn't bring about an incentive to produce any more of it - because there can't be any more. But whether land is left wild or combined with agriculture, the survival of the services ecosystems provide - such as genetic resources, good quality soil, available water, pollination - is an essential underpinning the well being and economy of Lower Milford. A quarry adversely affects the ecosystem forever. We need to use our land wisely.

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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.

Planning Commission Overturned by Pensylvania Commonwealth Court

DownerGeryville Materials won an appeal after 15 losses in 9 years (with no prior wins). The Commonwealth Courts of Pennsylvania overturned the Planning Commission’s and Court of Common Pleas Lehigh County’s decisions regarding their 2009 land development plan. While the court decision is extremely disappointing for us, we need to look at it in perspective. On the surface, Geryville has won this appeal. But this is not the whole story, nor is it where the story ends. The Township and the LMRA have been successfully fighting this zoning battle for the past 9 years. While Geryville wants to make it appear that they have won. THEY HAVE NOT. This decision DOES NOT mean the quarry is automatically approved and Geryville will begin blasting and digging. Geryville must first get zoning approval for the development. This has not happened. Their 2004 zoning application was denied, and the 2009 zoning application is still in hearings. Additionally, the Township has the right to appeal the Commonwealth Courts decision regarding the PC ruling reversal. We need to remain diligent and strong. The LMRA will continue to fight and do what is right for all citizens of Lower Milford Township.

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LMRAYou membership helps pay for our legal defense. Also, strong community support is notice  to Geryville Materials that we will not permit destruction of our Township.

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