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BCC PUBLIC HEARING Concrete & Asphalt Plants Ordinance Adoption Hearing ZONING DIVISION January 27, 2015.

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1 BCC PUBLIC HEARING Concrete & Asphalt Plants Ordinance Adoption Hearing ZONING DIVISION January 27, 2015

2 Overview  Background  Draft Regulations  Requested Action

3 Background  September 9, 2014 BCC requested review of existing regulations regarding concrete plant type uses.  Existing code allows as permitted use in I-1/I-5  September 23, 2014 BCC approved a moratorium on new permits for concrete plant type uses(SIC Group 14).  November 20, 2014 LPA approved and found the ordinance to be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.  BCC conducted 1 st public hearing on December 2, 2014  BCC continued 2 nd public hearing on December 16, 2014 to January 27, 2015

4 Background The following uses listed in the Zoning Use Table are affected by the proposed regulations:  SIC #1422-Cement, rock, limestone, crushing and grinding of asphalt, concrete & cement  Cement, concrete, asphalt plants  SIC #1442-Operation of sand & gravel pits for construction, sand & gravel mining  SIC #1446-Operation of sand & gravel pits for glassmaking, molding, & abrasives  SIC #1475-Preparation of phosphate rock

5 Background Current Code:  Permitted by Special Exception in A-1 and A-2 without specified standards.  Permitted by right in I-1/5, I-2/3, and I-4 with minimal buffer and screening requirements.

6 Background Evaluation As part of staff analysis, fieldwork was conducted to ascertain appropriate distance separations for similar activities at three active sites. Based on the noise readings staff recommends a 1,000 ft. distance separation from residential and educational uses to deter/limit noise issues.

7 Draft Regulations In A-1 & A-2 Zoning Districts the subject uses shall be reviewed by special exception based on meeting the following standards:  Separation distance from residential uses and schools of 1,000 feet  Separation distance applies to mobile crusher, stockpiles, and loading/unloading activity  Emissions of particular matter need to be controlled by water suppression system as approved by EPD  Must meet vibration standards of section

8 Draft Regulations  Type A Buffer requirements per Ch.24  Stockpiles shall be limited to 35 feet above finished grade elevation  Hours of operation shall be limited to – Monday thru Friday 7am-7pm – Saturday 8am-3pm

9 Draft Regulations In the I-2/I-3 and I-4 zoning districts, the use shall be a permitted use which shall meet the same standards as A-1 & A-2, with the exception of the following:  Hours of Operation - Edit pg. 4, line 134,135 Delete “and an I-1/5 zoned district described in in subsection 38-79(77)b” Add “..in an A-1, A-2, I-2/3, I-4 district”  Stock piles shall not exceed 50 feet

10 Draft Regulations Uses shall be prohibited in I-1/5, however: Expansion of existing facilities to I-1/I-5 shall be considered for a limited time, if the facility meets the following standards:  Section 38-79(c)(1,2 & 5) as proposed  Buffers, including 8 ft. wall and Bamboo  Stockpiles limited to 35 ft.  Limited hours of operation, M-F 7-5 & Sat 8-3, closed Sundays  Limited to 1 concrete crusher per facility  Sound attenuation device on 3 sides  Equipment shall be located as far away from residential/schools as practical or feasible.

11 Draft Regulations

12 Requested Action Adoption of the ordinance as amended, amending Ch. 38 related to concrete & asphalt plants.

13 BCC PUBLIC HEARING Concrete & Asphalt Plants Ordinance Adoption Hearing ZONING DIVISION January 27, 2015


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