[R.O. 2007 §520.010; CC 1978 §565.010; Ord. No. 742 §2, 12-8-1979]
It shall be unlawful for any person or business entity to construct, alter or erect any building or structure where any land is disturbed on any tract within the City limits without an approved Erosion and Storm Water Run-Off Control Plan, and permit issued under the provisions of this Chapter, said permit to be included on Building Permit form.
[R.O. 2007 §520.020; CC 1978 §565.020; Ord. No. 742 §3, 12-8-1979]
It shall be unlawful for any person or business entity to clear, grade, excavate, fill or remove topsoil from or change the contour of any land in the City (except for gardens, trees and shrubs) without an approved Erosion and Storm Water Run-Off Plan and permit issued under the provisions of this Chapter.
[R.O. 2007 §520.030; CC 1978 §565.030; Ord. No. 742 §4, 12-8-1979]
Permit applications for approval of Erosion and Storm Water Run-Off Control Plans shall be submitted to and filed with the City Engineer, or his/her designate prior to the time any work subject to this Chapter is begun on land within the City limits. After the City Engineer has reviewed the application and plan, he/she will either approve or deny such permit, stating reasons for denial or conditions of approval as modified.
[R.O. 2007 §520.040; CC 1978 §565.040; Ord. No. 742 §5, 12-8-1979]
The decision of the City Engineer shall be based on criteria intended to protect residents and property downstream from water flows, but is balanced with a realization that landowners have a right to develop their property, therefore approval of such plans should not be interpreted as a bar to claims against developing landowners.
[R.O. 2007 §520.050; CC 1978 §565.050; Ord. No. 742 §6, 12-8-1979]
A Corporate Surety Bond, conditioned upon carrying out each and every part of approved plans for at least the sum estimated to be the full costs of carrying out such plans or a cash escrow, upon the same conditions and in the same amount, shall be furnished the City whenever such costs exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00). The bond or escrow shall be released upon proper completion of all of the requirements of such approved plans.
[R.O. 2007 §520.060; CC 1978 §565.060; Ord. No. 742 §7, 12-8-1979]
Any approved Erosion and Storm Water Run-Off Control Plan shall become null and void one hundred eighty (180) days after the date of approval and no further work subject to this Chapter shall be allowed unless and until additional or updated plans have been submitted and approved in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter or unless all requirements of the approved control plans have been completed in less than one hundred eighty (180) days in accord with said plans and verified by an on-site inspection by the City Engineer or his/her designate. When no change in conditions has occurred since the date of approval an updated plan shall be approved in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter with no additional requirements.
[R.O. 2007 §520.070; CC 1978 §565.070; Ord. No. 742 §8, 12-8-1979]
Any person or business entity violating the provisions of this Chapter, either by not obtaining a permit or not complying with its terms, shall be subject to a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00); and each day of such violation shall constitute a separate offense. Further, violations of this Chapter may also be restrained, prohibited or enjoined by appropriate proceedings.