(A)   The removal from any premises of more than three cubic yards of sod, clay, loam, sand, gravel or rock in any one year shall be prohibited except as authorized by the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance. Nothing herein or in Article 6 shall prevent the continuation of a use of premises for rock quarrying operations existing as of December 3, 1968.
   (B)   The opening of new earth removal pits may be authorized in zoning districts permitted in § 602, by a special use permit from the Zoning Board of Review with such restrictions and limitations as the Board may impose; provided, that such pits or excavations shall not be harmful or detrimental, in any way, to neighboring property. Upon the completion of any earth removal from premises existing prior to December 3, 1968, or authorized by this chapter or the Zoning Board of Review, such premises shall be graded with top soil and seeded in such a manner so as to prevent erosion, the blowing of soil or other harmful or detrimental conditions. Removal of soil or other earth products, other than as specifically permitted in this chapter, shall be classified as stripping and is hereby prohibited.
(Ord. passed 10-30-06)