An application to retrofit a vacant section of the Tilcon Quarry to meet the needs of a trucking and rigging company will be heard by the Planning Board tonight.
"This is a fairly important meeting," Mayor Alex Rubenstein said, adding that the proposed changes to the property would not be "insubstantial."
The applicant, Anty Trucking and Rigging, is proposing an addition to an existing building, a new loading dock, two new 12,800-square-foot equipment storage buildings, designated outdoor storage areas and a parking lot.
The 24.56-acre property is just east of Route 206 on Lake Lackawanna Road.
Though the lower part of the quarry has not been used for some time, Tilcon, a division of Tilcon New York Inc., still holds a valid township license for the upper part of the property.
The property is currently owned by Byram Land Development, LLC.
Site plans for the project indicate that a prior application was made in 2011. That application resulted in use variance and site plan approval, but the project was never fully implemented.
Anty Trucking is seeking a new D(1) use variance for outdoor storage.
Rubenstein said the company, if approved, plans to convert the currently unused space into a storage and maintenance facility for its vehicles.
Further details will be made available at tonight's meeting.
According to Anty Trucking's initial application, the lot "is particularly well-suited for the proposed purpose."
The application also notes that "the substantial mature tree growth" on the property would be preserved should the proposed changes be approved.
Information found on Anty Trucking and Rigging's website indicates that the company's current New Jersey-based operations -- which include construction, hauling, warehousing and crating -- are based in Dover.
The Planning Board is scheduled to meet tonight at 7:30 at the Byram Township Municipal Building on Mansfield Drive.