Regulating Sand and Gravel Mining: The ‘Very Serious Consequences’ Rule

Date: March 13, 2018
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Bear Creek Township Hall 373 N Division Rd. Petoskey, MI 49770
Contact: Brad Neumann,, 906-475-5731.

Public Act 113 of 2011 amended section 205 of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, PA 110 of 2006, by adding mining-related provisions, which provide, in part, that a zoning and ordinance shall not prevent the extraction, by mining, of valuable natural resources from any property unless very serious consequences would result from the extraction of those natural resources.

This program will cover the effect of the ‘Very Serious Consequences’ rule on local zoning authority over mining activity. It will also provide a refresher on other restrictions on zoning authority.

Master Citizen Planners will receive 2.0 hours of continuing education for maintenance of their credential.

$55 per person
$50 per person for Master Citizen Planners and groups of 2 or more

Cancellations received on or after March 7, 2018 will incur a $20 cancellation fee.

Brad Neumann, AICP, Senior Extension Educator


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