Meeting Sept. 16, the Philipstown Planning Board approved plans for continuing a soil processing operation on Route 9. The amended reclamation and site plan was submitted by Nathan and Ernest Lyons, whose family has operated a quarry on the site for some 30 years. Quarrying operations have ceased; however, the site will continue to be used for processing material brought from other locations. No crushing will take place on-site and the height of equipment used in the operation will not be increased. Glen Watson of Badey and Watson Surveyors and Engineers presented the revised plans which include an increase in the height of a large berm along Route 9. The berm is designed to screen views of the operation and to reduce noise. The top of the berm will be planted with a variety of coniferous trees.