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..-w- <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ORDINANCE No. 74- 16 <br />AN ORDINANCE AMENDING INDIAN RIVER COUNTY <br />ORDINANCE 71-3 , SECTION 25, GENERAL PROVI- <br />SIONS , BY ADDING SUB -PARAGRAPH (R) "MINING <br />AND EXCAVATION". <br />BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS- <br />SIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, that Indian River <br />e <br />County Ordinance 71-3, Section 25, is hereby amended by adding <br />the following sub -paragraph "(R)": <br />tr <br />SECTION 25. GENERAL PROVISIONS [ <br />(R) Mining and Excavation <br />(1) Definition <br />For the purpose of this Ordinance, Sand Mining shall mean the <br />digging, stripping or removal by any process of natural materials or <br />deposits from their natural state and location, said materials and <br />deposits to include rock, stone, minerals, shell, sand, marl, muck, <br />and soil, but not including sod. Sand mining as used herein shall <br />not include digging for foundations, fences, structures or incidental <br />to construction work, wherein no materials are removed from the <br />premises, except surplus not required for backfill or grading of the <br />premises. Mining shall be further defined to include oil and/or <br />natural gas drilling or excavation. <br />(2) Intent <br />The process of hydraulic mining lends itself to an operation <br />that need have little effect or no adverse effect on ecological <br />environmental or pollution characteristics. The following is criteria <br />to be considered in mining or excavation activities as defined under <br />the Indian River County Ordinance 71-3. <br />(a) Sand mining, conducted in conformance with this <br />Ordinance, lends itself to virtually 100% recirculatfon of water and - <br />does not contribute to either air or water pollution. Sand mining <br />need not have any adverse effect on adjoining properties. <br />(b) Sand mining is a temporary use with no adverse <br />long range effect on the ultimate utilization of the land for normal <br />purposes. <br />(c) Sand mining conducted in accordance with a pre- <br />determined plan, lends itself to the enhancement of land values; to <br />total reclamation of the land; to significant contribution to water <br />conservation and storage without undue economic burden on the <br />operator. <br />(d) Public policy- of Indian River County shall be that <br />sand mining be conducted in a proper manner that will best contribute <br />to long range public benefit within the reasonable limits of economic <br />feasibility as a normal cost of doing business in the industry. <br />(e) Indian River County shall promote the maximum <br />ultimate environmental, aesthetic and economic values that can <br />be produced at any given site. <br />