Draper City has filed a complaint with the Third Judicial District Court of Salt Lake County against Geneva Rock Products, Inc. (Geneva). Draper City’s complaint responds to Geneva recording a “Declaration and Notice of Vested Mining Use” with the Salt Lake County Recorder. Draper City is asking the court to reject Geneva’s claim that the operations of its quarry at the “Point of the Mountain” are a protected and expandable “vested mining use” under Utah Code § 17-41-501 and exempt from Draper’s long-established zoning ordinances that limit Geneva’s expansion of quarry operations within Draper.
Draper City asserts that Geneva’s operations at the Point of the Mountain Quarry do not meet the definition in Utah Code of “vested mining use” and Geneva must comply with Draper’s zoning laws. Draper City is asking the court to rule that Geneva has no “vested mining use” and issue an injunction that prohibits Geneva from beginning land disturbing activities on its proposed expansion of the Point of the Mountain Quarry until Geneva complies with Draper’s zoning ordinances.