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(A) Prior to the issuance of any building or grading permit for which SWM is required, the county shall require the owner to execute a Stormwater Management Deed of Easement and Maintenance Agreement binding all subsequent owners of land served by a SWM system. The agreement shall provide for access to the facility at reasonable times for regular inspections by the county to ensure that the SWM system is maintained in proper working condition to meet design standards.
(B) The agreement shall be recorded in the Land Records of Carroll County.
(C) The agreement shall authorize the county to perform all necessary corrective action if satisfactory corrections of a violation are not made by the owner within a reasonable period of time as determined by the county, not exceeding 30 days after issuance of the notice of violation. The owner of the facility shall be assessed the cost of the work and any penalties which may be collected by placing a lien on the property or by including the cost on the property tax bill and collecting the cost as ordinary taxes.
(D) Privately owned Underground, High Flow Filter, or Porous/Permeable Pavement Stormwater Management facilities shall be annually inspected and maintained by the owner per the executed agreement, with the County approved inspection forms submitted triennially to the County completed and certified.
(2004 Code, § 191-24) (Ord. 01-12, passed 9-27-2001; Ord. 04-07, passed 4-1-2004; Ord. 2010-05, passed 4-29-2010; Ord. 2018-11, passed 11-29-2018)