§ 156.104  MINERAL EXCAVATIONS.
   (A)   Drilling for oil or gas, including injection wells, and excavation of sand, gravel, coal or other material from the ground shall comply with the following minimum requirements, and if such use is classified within the zoning district where the drilling or excavation occurs as a conditional use, it shall also comply with any other measures that City Council may specify to protect the public interest. A zoning certificate shall be required for each property.
   (B)   No drilling or excavation work shall commence prior to the issuance of a zoning certificate.
   (C)   (1)   Prior to the issuance of a zoning certificate, the following documents shall be submitted to and approved by the city:
         (a)   A plot plan of the site, drawn to scale;
         (b)   A plan showing how soil erosion and sedimentation is to be controlled;
         (c)   A plan for maintenance and restoration of the site; and
         (d)   Written proof that all registration and other requirements of the state’s Department of Environmental Resources have been satisfied.
      (2)   The information submitted to and approved by the state’s Department of Environmental Resources may be accepted by the city to fulfill this requirement.
   (D)   No drilling or mineral excavation shall be conducted closer than 50 feet from an adjacent property, unless under common lease or ownership, and no closer than 100 feet to any street right-of-way line.
   (E)   No drilling or mineral excavation operations shall be conducted closer than 300 feet to an existing dwelling, or to a school, hospital or similar use, nor shall such operations be conducted closer than 50 feet from any commercial or industrial building.
   (F)   No oil, gas or injection well shall be drilled north of an east-west line running through the centerline of the Sciota Road Bridge over Hare Creek within 1,000 feet of Hare Creek. Said limits shall be determined by measuring from the proposed well site to the closest point on the centerline of Hare Creek.
(Ord. 1347, passed 3-18-1991)  Penalty, see § 156.999