7.3 Earthwork & the Importing & Exporting Of Earth Products

  • The following importing or exporting of earth products such as, but not limited to, earth loam, topsoil, sand, gravel, clay, stone or minerals is permitted in any zone provided that the importing or exporting shall only involve the minimum quantity of material necessary to make such lot, site, or right-of-way suitable for the proposed use.
    • Necessary importing or exporting of earth products in direct connection with the building construction, structural alteration or site improvements on a lot for which only a building permit is required.
    • Necessary importing or exporting of earth products in direct connection with required site improvements in accordance with an approved subdivision plan.
    • Necessary importing or exporting of earth products in direct connection with street or utility improvements within a public right-of-way for which the City Department of Public Works or State Department of Transportation has granted a street opening permit.
    • Necessary importing or exporting of earth products in direct connection with the installation or relocation of heavy machinery or in connection with the installation, relocation or repair of on-site utilities.
    • The importing or exporting of not more than 50 cubic yards of earth products for the purpose of landscaping, building construction, structural alteration, or site improvements provided that in no case shall the importing or exporting of material cause adverse conditions on neighboring properties. For buildings exempt from Site Plan Review under Section 9.3.B.2, the import of only structural fill material is exempt from site plan review per item 2 below.
    • Necessary importing or exporting of earth products in direct connection with the removal of a building or structure for which a demolition permit has been issued, provided that the amount of fill shall be limited to the minimum quantity necessary to restore the site to grade and permit landscaping or site restoration as shown on a site and grading plan approved by the City Planner or Zoning and Building Official.
  • Any other importing or exporting activities require Site Plan approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
  • At no time shall any open test holes, excavation pits or similar manmade depressions or stockpiles of natural or manmade material or debris be left in an exposed state either permanently or for a period of time longer than necessary to complete construction.