Geneva Rock’s application to expand Point of Mountain operations put on pause

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DRAPER — Geneva Rock’s application to expand its Point of the Mountain operations was tabled indefinitely in March after Draper Mayor Troy Walker issued a state of emergency.

The spread of COVID-19 and Gov. Gary Herbert’s guidance to limit gatherings to 10 people has forced city and county councils across Utah to move meetings online, or in some cases cancel them, which can have an adverse impact on public comment.

That’s why Walker decided to postpone a vote on Geneva Rock’s proposal. The expansion — which would rezone 27 acres along the Draper-Lehi border for mining, set aside 50 acres for potential future development and preserve almost 65 acres of open space — has been in the works for almost two years, and has faced substantial backlash from Draper residents.

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