A change in state mining law may allow a quarry to go forward in Miller County. A Missouri House bill approved this last session requires a city or neighborhood to prove that a quarry proposed in an area would do damage, instead of the quarry having to prove it would not.
Earlier this week, Osage Beach Mayor Penny Lyons testified before the Missouri Department of Natural Resources appropriations committee in Jefferson City about the issue after the years long legal battle between Magruder Limestone and the city of Osage Beach, Lake Ozark, and the cities’ joint sewer treatment plant board. Mayor Lyons says the permit for the quarry is back on the state’s agenda.
The mayor says the committee listened.
The committee took no action at the hearing this week.