This case involved an appeal from a 2015 land use settlement entered into between Lower Mount Bethel Township (the “Township”) and Gravel Hill Enterprises, Inc. (“Gravel Hill”).  The settlement revolved around the use of Gravel Hill’s property as a location for stump grinding to create mulch and top soil.  There were concerns regarding truck traffic, increased noise, declining property values, and other issues on the part of the Township and many of its residents.

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