Town of Wales, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wales 8-14-2007 by L.L. No. 4-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 103.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 156.
Water — See Ch. 193.

§ 158-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
POND
Any man-made body of water designated to retain water on an ongoing basis, with a surface area greater than 2,000 square feet and/or a maximum depth greater than 18 inches.

§ 158-2 Permit required; fee.

Notes
Created: 2014-10-02|Updated: 2014-10-02
POND PERMIT FEE:  $75.00
A building permit pursuant to this chapter must be issued prior to construction at a cost of $25.

§ 158-3 New ponds.

All new ponds shall either:
A. 
Conform to the requirements of, and be approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) or the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) or their successor agencies; or
B. 
Be designed and sealed by a licensed professional engineer or landscape architect.

§ 158-4 Site plan required.

All pond building permit applications shall be accompanied by a site plan drawn to scale showing the total acreage of the property, property lines, existing features and structures (i.e., dwellings, accessory structures, drives, septic fields, wells, floodplains, wetlands, streams and topographical features) and the proposed pond location.

§ 158-5 Site plan approval.

Pond site plan approval shall be by the Town Engineer or Town Building Inspector.

§ 158-6 Location requirements.

A pond shall not be constructed within 50 feet of any property lines, nor within 100 feet of existing or proposed septic fields or sewage disposal systems. If a subdivision of the site occurs, the fifty-foot setback requirement remains.

§ 158-7 Drainage.

Pond drainway shall flow to a natural stream, creek or other suitable outlet. Man-made ditches may be utilized to effect this and avoid flowing onto neighboring property.