Geneva Rock submitted a revised notice of intention to the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining in March 2022 to expand their operations at the Point of the Mountain Quarry. Draper City made every effort to get the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining (DOGM) to understand the issues with Geneva Rock’s requested expansion of its operations. Despite the City’s efforts, DOGM has affirmed its approval of this request.
DOGM’s actions do not relieve Geneva of complying with other governmental agency requirements. Draper City continues to assert that any expansion is subject to the City’s zoning authority, which has not been given. Thus the City will continue to pursue the lawsuit we have filed asserting 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.