Lower Milford's legal battle to keep Geryville Materials of Montgomery County from constructing a proposed 628-acre mining operation there has cost the township more than $1 million since 2005, the Morning Call reports.
The Call analyzed the township's legal bills and found that in the last three years the bills have come to more than $200,000 a year.
Some residents have come to question the wisdom of continuing the fight. That includes Jeffrey Tapler, the township's former police chief, who said he doesn't think the township can win the battle and said the continued spending was "ridiculous."
In February, Lower Milford supervisors unanimously voted to deny Geryville Materials' application to construct the quarry off Kings Highway near Limeport Pike. That decision has been challenged in Lehigh County Court.
For years, residents have waged a "Crush the Quarry" campaign against the development.