Borrow-Gravel Pits


Borrow-Gravel Pit

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Administration of Zoning Township/City

A borrow pit is a land use involving the excavation or digging of material for use as fill at another site.
A permit is required whenever there is borrow material for sale.  Ordinance 62 requires that certain standards must be followed.
There are two types of borrow pit permits:
  1. General Purpose - requires public hearing and used for all types of extractive uses.
  2. Public Works - used for single road improvement project not to exceed two years.