Geneva Rock plan to expand gravel pit hits a wall

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  • WJDad West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 13, 2018 3:09 p.m.


    How could you not expect the mine to grow? To say that "It's about rezoning farmland" is disingenuous and short-sighted.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 13, 2018 12:12 p.m.

    This was a dog and pony show, created by Geneva and Draper politicians. They will come back with a revised expansion plan when public outcry dies down. And for those that say the gravel pit was there first and should get its way. You don't understand the issue. It's about rezoning farmland, that people bought homes next to, to be zoned mining land. No. How would you feel if you lived in an established neighborhood on a golf course. Then, you City politicians and the people that donate to them, plan on rezoning the golf course for oil production? See the difference?

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    Sept. 13, 2018 8:22 a.m.

    How long the gravel pit business has been in its current location is irrelevant to an analysis of whether the City should approve the expansion of that business onto land that is zoned for a purpose that does not allow gravel mining.

    That analysis is correctly based only on the current impact the expansion would have on both the land proposed to be rezoned and the surrounding area.

  • high school fan Huntington, UT
    Sept. 13, 2018 4:29 a.m.

    For as long as most of us have been alive the Point of the mountain area has been providing sand and gravel to the state of Utah. This should be a no-brained to approve this.
    As far as medical personnel opposing this, they are just another environmental group that seems to oppose everything.

  • AlanSutton Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 8:51 p.m.

    The irony here is that the Draper residents who don't want the expansion live in homes with foundations, walls, curbs, sidewalks, gutters, and driveways made from sand and rock taken from the Geneva Rock property.