City of Red Wing

City Council Adopts New Silica Sand Zoning Regulations

Monday, October 1 2012 12:00 AM

On Monday, October 1, 2012 the Red Wing City Council adopted Ordinance No. 39, Fourth Series establishing new zoning requirements that apply to mining, processing and transportation terminals related to Industrial Frac Sand within the City of Red Wing corporate limits. These regulations are a result of a one year moratorium that was established on October 29, 2011 and a report that was developed by the Red Wing Advisory Planning Commission and the Red Wing Sustainability Commission and approved by the City Council on August 27, 2012. The zoning amendment modifies the City zoning code by doing the following:

 

  • Amended the zoning ordinance to Only Allow Mining and On-Site Processing in the Agricultural Zoning District with a Conditional Use Permit
  • Amended the zoning ordinance to only allow Off-Site Processing Plants with a Conditional Use Permit in the I-2 zoning district
  • Amended the zoning ordinance to Prohibit Mining and On-Site Processing Plants in all Open Space Priority Areas as determined in the 2008 Open Space Preservation Plan. This is implemented by establishing an Open Space Preservation Overlay.
  • Amended the zoning ordinance to require a Conditional Use Permit for all Motor Freight and Warehousing Operations (Barge, Rail, and Truck Terminals Use) related to the transportation of Industrial Silica Sand and develop Special Provisions
  • Amended the zoning ordinance to require a Conditional Use Permit for all Heavy Industrial Land Uses (Processing Plants) related to the processing of Industrial Silica Sand and develop Special
  • Amend the zoning ordinance to provide Special Provisions in the zoning code that establishes requirements for Resource Extraction (Mining)

 

Use the website link below for more information: http://www.red-wing.org/silicasandmining.html

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