Saxony Lutheran High School has won its appeal of the Strack Excavating mining permit. Cape Circuit Judge William Syler issued his ruling Wednesday. The Missouri Land Reclamation Commission granted Strack a permit to operate a 76-acre limestone quarry north of Saxony Lutheran High School September 22nd, 2011. The order granted the permit on the condition the boundary be 1-thousand feet from the Saxony property line. But the high school filed an appeal last October in Cape County Circuit Court. Saxony attorney Stephen Jeffery tells KZIM KSIM they’re glad the judge agreed the Commission didn’t have the authority to grant the permit WITH that boundary condition. The property line originally proposed by Strack was only 55-feet from Saxony. Judge Syler reversed the commission’s decision, vacated the permit, and sent it back to them to reconsider the application. Strack has been operating a quarry at that site for nearly a year. With the permit now vacated, he must cease operations.
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