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(a) Standards Adopted. The following regulations are hereby adopted by the Council of the City of Chardon, Ohio for the purpose of describing requirements for storm water management and soil erosion control within the corporate limits of the Municipality.
(1) GEAUGA COUNTY WATER MANAGEMENT AND SEDIMENT CONTROL REGULATIONS, as amended by the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District and adopted on June 30, 2009, by the Board of County Commissioners, County of Geauga, Ohio and as may hereafter be further amended.
(2) Section 3.01(A) of the GSWCD regulations is hereby repealed without replacement.
(3) Section 3.01(B) of the GSWCD regulations is hereby repealed and the following regulation enacted in its place:
"(B) A Water Management and Sediment Control Plan conforming to the requirements of these regulations shall be submitted to the City of Chardon and GSWCD for approval of all soil-disturbing activities which disturb one (1) or more acres of land."
(4) Section 3.01(C) of the GSWCD regulations is hereby repealed and the following regulation enacted in its place:
"(C) An Abbreviated Water Management and Sediment Control Plan conforming to the requirements of those regulations shall be submitted to the City of Chardon and GSWCD for approval of all soil-disturbing activities which disturb less than one (1) acre of land."
(b) Objectives. It is the intent of the provisions of this chapter, and the adopted standards, to achieve the following objectives.
(1) Permit development while keeping downstream flooding, erosion and sedimentation at existing levels
(2) Reduce damage to receiving waterways which may be caused by increases in the quantity and/or rate of water discharged, and impairment of their capacity which may be caused by sedimentation.
(3) To prevent the diversion of storm water to, and/or the flooding of, any property, or portion thereof, caused by the absence or inadequacy of storm water management practices.
(4) Establish feasible and economically reasonable standards for achieving a level of management and conservation practices which will abate erosion of the soil and degradation of the waterways within the Municipality by soil sediment caused by non- farm earth moving activities.
(5) Establishing a basis for the design of storm water drainage systems which will preserve the rights and options of both the dominant and servient property owners and help assure the long term adequacy of the Municipal storm sewer system.
(Ord. 2635. Passed 1-13-11.)