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    Tricia Sandahl
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    [IowaAPA] Autombile recycling and shredding

    A local (non-conforming) junk yard want's to expand their operation to include a car shredder. They've submitted an application for a conditional use permit and I'm trying trying to find more information about the impact of these things on neighboring properties.

    Have any of you had experience with a shredder? How does your jurisdiction regulate them?

    Any information is greatly appreciated.

    Tricia

    Tricia Sandahl
    Planner/Zoning Administrator
    City of Mason City
    10 First St. NW
    Mason City, Iowa 50401
    641.421.3626
    FAX 641.421.3629
    www.masoncity.net

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    Laura Carstens
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    Re: [IowaAPA] Autombile recycling and shredding

    In Dubuque, we do not specifically regulate car shredders, or any industrial equipment for that matter. We regulate uses. This would be deemed a heavy industrial use (auto salvage) and only be permitted in a HI Heavy Industrial zone. However, any industrial equipment that makes noise in excess of that allowed by the noise section of our nuisance ordinance is subject to civil citation. This ord. is regulated by Health and Police depts.

    We do not allow expansion of non-conforming uses, which in the future may be a way to avoid the situation you're in now with the junk yard.

    We also license and regulate junk/salvage operations separately from the zoning ordinance, and provide for suspension and revocation if the operation is not in compliance with City Codes.

    Our zoning board of adjustment holds public hearings on conditional use requests, and reviews them against a set of criteria in our zoning ordinance. If the use does not meet the conditions, the ZBA can deny the request. The ZBA also can approve a conditional use permit with conditions * such as hours of operations, screening, buffers, etc. as well as revocation of the CUP if the conditions placed on the CUP are not met. This may be a way to regulate/mitigate the shredder if the CUP is approved for the junk yard.


    >>> tsandahl (AT) masoncity (DOT) net 2/13/2006 12:51 pm >>>

    A local (non-conforming) junk yard want's to expand their operation to include a car shredder. They've submitted an application for a conditional use permit and I'm trying trying to find more information about the impact of these things on neighboring properties.

    Have any of you had experience with a shredder? How does your jurisdiction regulate them?

    Any information is greatly appreciated.

    Tricia

    Tricia Sandahl
    Planner/Zoning Administrator
    City of Mason City
    10 First St. NW
    Mason City, Iowa 50401
    641.421.3626
    FAX 641.421.3629
    www.masoncity.net

  3. #3
    Trnka, Joe
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    RE: [IowaAPA] Autombile recycling and shredding

    It sounds like Dubuque has an excellent approach to this type of use.

    I would only add that one other concern associated with car shredding
    may be fugitive dust that may contain hazardous materials found in the
    cars themselves. Using a mister can mitigate dust propagation. See this
    month's issue of APA, where such an issue is discussed in the context of
    shredding waste associated with Hurricane Katrina.

    Joe Trnka, AICP, CEP
    St. Paul, MN

  4. #4
    Tricia Sandahl
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    RE: [IowaAPA] Autombile recycling and shredding

    Laura,

    Thanks for your response. It sounds like we have similar conditional use approval processes.

    Tricia


    Tricia Sandahl
    Planner/Zoning Administrator
    City of Mason City
    10 First St. NW
    Mason City, Iowa 50401
    641.421.3626
    FAX 641.421.3629
    www.masoncity.net

    -----Original Message-----
    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com]On Behalf Of Laura Carstens
    Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 10:15 AM
    To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
    Subject: Re: [IowaAPA] Autombile recycling and shredding



    In Dubuque, we do not specifically regulate car shredders, or any industrial equipment for that matter. We regulate uses. This would be deemed a heavy industrial use (auto salvage) and only be permitted in a HI Heavy Industrial zone. However, any industrial equipment that makes noise in excess of that allowed by the noise section of our nuisance ordinance is subject to civil citation. This ord. is regulated by Health and Police depts.

    We do not allow expansion of non-conforming uses, which in the future may be a way to avoid the situation you're in now with the junk yard.

    We also license and regulate junk/salvage operations separately from the zoning ordinance, and provide for suspension and revocation if the operation is not in compliance with City Codes.

    Our zoning board of adjustment holds public hearings on conditional use requests, and reviews them against a set of criteria in our zoning ordinance. If the use does not meet the conditions, the ZBA can deny the request. The ZBA also can approve a conditional use permit with conditions - such as hours of operations, screening, buffers, etc. as well as revocation of the CUP if the conditions placed on the CUP are not met. This may be a way to regulate/mitigate the shredder if the CUP is approved for the junk yard.


    >>> tsandahl (AT) masoncity (DOT) net 2/13/2006 12:51 pm >>>

    A local (non-conforming) junk yard want's to expand their operation to include a car shredder. They've submitted an application for a conditional use permit and I'm trying trying to find more information about the impact of these things on neighboring properties.

    Have any of you had experience with a shredder? How does your jurisdiction regulate them?
    < BR>Any information is greatly appreciated.

    Tricia

    Tricia Sandahl
    Planner/Zoning Administrator
    City of Mason City
    10 First St. NW
    Mason City, Iowa 50401
    641.421.3626
    FAX 641.421.3629
    www.masoncity.net

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