The Select Board voted to extend the excavating company Holcim Inc.’s earth-removal permit by six months Wednesday night, while the town and the company work to resolve Holcim’s pending litigation against the Town of Swampscott.
Since the Select Board initially voted to approve a three-month permit extension on June 26 to give both parties time to resolve the lawsuit, Select Board member Peter Spellios said discussions between Holcim and Swampscott have not yet produced any tangible results.
“There were ongoing discussions between the parties to try and resolve the litigation. Those haven’t, to date, materialized into a definitive result,” Spellios said.
Holcim, formerly known as Aggregate Industries, has conducted excavating operations at the quarry on the border between Swampscott and Salem for more than a century.
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