The St Charles County Council will consider a bill to grant a conditional use permit to expand the Schiermeier Quarry on Femme Osage Creek Road, as recommended by the County Planning and Zoning Commission in a 5-3 vote, reports Boone Country Connection.
The property consists of approximately 80 acres located at 201 Indian Creek Lane, Augusta, MO. It lies south of the existing quarry and is owned by Kathy Kling. The applicant is Myco Holdings. There are four homes located within 2400 feet of the proposed excavation area.
A summary of the bill prepared by the St Charles County Community Development staff recommends passage, subject to conditions that included the following:
- That only materials extracted from the quarry be processed on this property? • That there be no extraction or disturbance within 100 feet of the west, south and east property limits; and no extraction on the easternmost 16.9 acres? • That the site plan and operating procedures conform to all applicable federal and state and county-level requirements
- That hours of operation be sunrise to sunset or 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, whichever is more restrictive, Monday through Friday and 6:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays
- That blasting be limited to 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday with no more than five blasts per week
- That a water retention basin be included.
The summary also noted that the state permit requires that quarry operators post bonds to insure that quarries are eventually closed in accordance with state land reclamation requirements.
A group of property owners in the area are speaking out against the proposal.