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    Cyburbian rcgplanner's avatar
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    How to require dirt pile removal

    So I am working on some text amendments to our Zoning Ordinance and one of the issues we were asked to look at was developers who leave piles of dirt on a site after construction. Does anyone here have any suggestions on how to deal with this? Thanks!
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    You may already have the language you seek:

    If the developer's approved site plan or subdivision plat doesn't shown any dirt stockpiles to remain upon project completion, the site is in violation of its approvals. Check your current code compliance and enforcement provisions.

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    Often this is part of the erosion control plan they are required to file- NPDES permit, I believe, through the DNR.
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    How about withholding the certificate of occupancy until the project site conforms to the final approved plans? Unless the plans included the dirt piles....
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    Cyburbian rcgplanner's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by KSharpe View post
    Often this is part of the erosion control plan they are required to file- NPDES permit, I believe, through the DNR.
    See I thought our stormwater ordinance fixed this issue, but we have one Council member who keeps harping on the issue. I think a good route to go may be to withhold a C of O until the dirt is moved.

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