A Cape Circuit Judge has denied Strack Excavating’s request for an amended judgment regarding its dispute with Saxony Lutheran High School. Judge William Syler issued his initial ruling two weeks ago. The Missouri Land Reclamation Commission granted Strack a permit to operate a 76-acre limestone quarry north of Saxony Lutheran High School in September 2011. It was under the condition the boundary be 1-thousand feet from the Saxony property line. The boundary originally proposed by Strack was only 55-feet from Saxony. The high school filed an appeal last October in Cape County Court. School 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. Judge Syler two weeks ago reversed the commission’s decision, vacated the permit, and sent it back to them to reconsider the application. Then Wednesday, he denied Strack’s request that he be able to run the quarry during an appeals process. Strack had been operating at Saxony for a year. With the permit now vacated, he must cease activity.
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