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Village of Croton-on-Hudson Excavation, Filling & Topsoil Removal Ordinance

New York
Village Of Croton-on-Hudson   
| Suburban | Rural
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson has declared it policy that the natural topography of the land of the Village should be preserved and safeguarded, prohibiting changes to the land except those that are absolutely necessary in order to permit the proper and appropriate use of the land and the water. The topsoil, trees, and other materials which constitute the land, such as plant and wild life are of vital concern to the people of the Village. Therefore, the Village will regulate or prohibit excavation, the removal of trees, topsoil, or other materials, or the filling up, draining, cleaning, operating and using of any land in any manner which tends to create hazardous or dangerous conditions, impairs the usefulness of the property for the purpose of which it was zoned, causes soil erosion which depletes the land of vegetative cover and supply of organic material, or diverts or causes water to collect on the property of others, interferes with or overloads any existing or planned drainage facilities of the Village, causes unnatural runoff or results in the collection of pools of water.