Lehigh Cement Company and Richmond Township filed a joint request to take legal action against the East Penn Valley Residents Association.
The resident opposition group has opposed Lehigh Cement’s quarry expansion in Richmond Township and had been fighting it through a series of zoning public hearings that began in 2006 when Lehigh Cement first applied for the expansion.
The Richmond Township Board of Supervisors voted 2-1 on May 10 to settle with Lehigh Cement, which will enable the company to expand its eight-acre quarry, Quarry 5, along Eagle Road.
The property is about 245 acres. The PADEP Surface Mining Permit is for 202 acres. The township will issue Lehigh Cement permits to demolish a house, barn and other buildings on the property.