Norwood Twp zoning

 

Boyne City Gazette Article on Norwood Twp mining regs. July 31 2012

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Link to Boyne Gazette Article



AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE NORWOOD TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE CONCERNING DEFINITIONS AND MINERAL RESOURCES DISTRICT

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NORWOOD MINERAL
RESOURCES DISTRICT MAP

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Is St. Mary’s Norwood Township land grandfathered in?
Section 5.07a.5 – Continuation of All Lawful Nonconforming Uses
Applicable to Land Within the Mineral Resources (MRD) District
All existing quarrying operations, mining operations, excavation operations and
mineral extraction operations, including all onsite processing thereto and other
existing lawful uses, but which become nonconforming as a result to the
amendment of the Norwood Township Zoning Ordinance, creating the Mineral
Resources District with definitions, shall be allowed to continue in the same
manner as such operations have been at the time that the Ordinance
amendment becomes effective. In the case of quarrying operations, mining
operations, excavation operations and mineral extraction operations,including all
onsite processing thereto, all existing pits or shafts shall be allowed to continue
to be quarried, mined and excavated as applicable until the gravel, sand, topsoil,
minerals and nonmetallic minerals have been taken. This includes the ability to
expand any such quarry operation, mining operation, excavation operation and
mineral extraction operation as well as onsite processing of minerals that exist
on the date this Ordinance amendment is effective until the continuous, existing
vein of gravel, sand, topsoil, minerals and nonmetallic minerals being extracted
have been exhausted. Any new quarrying operation, mining operation,
excavation operation and mineral extraction operation which requires ground to
be broken outside the walls and floor of an existing quarry operation, mining
operation, excavation operation and mineral extraction operation which is
commenced after the effective date of this Ordinance amendment shall comply
with all the provisions of the Mineral Resource District and other provisions of the
Norwood Township Zoning Ordinance related thereto excepting operations which
to continue, must go across existing private roads, public roads and existing
easements. No new operation shall commence after adoption of this Ordinance
until the Owner/Operator has complied with this Section and other applicable
Articles and Sections of this Zoning Ordinance.

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