LA GRANDE — James Smejkal of Banks has withdrawn his application for a rock quarry off Robbs Hill Road.

The Union County Board of Commissioners had scheduled a public hearing Wednesday morning, April 7, to consider the application for the rock quarry about a mile from Perry. The quarry would have been at least 250 acres.

The Union County Planning Commission on March 22 voted to recommend the county commissioners reject Smejkal’s application, citing the staff report that found numerous deficiencies in the 400-plus pages of the document.

Bill Kloos, legal counsel representing Smejkal, formally withdrew the application, according to information from Union County.

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