Draper City and Geneva Rock presented their arguments for summary judgment in court on January 31 in Draper City's lawsuit regarding Geneva Rock's proposed expansion of their Point of the Mountain operations. The Judge will now deliberate. The City expects to hear a final decision toward the end of March.
In the meantime, a new bill has been filed at the Legislature.
If this bill were to pass, it would make the court case essentially moot, and would give gravel extraction operations the same vested rights as mining entities in the state. This includes the ability to expand at will onto adjacent properties, regardless of zoning, and would exempt gravel/mining operations from local land use authority (expansion by right).
Draper City will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.