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(A) Findings. The village finds that during construction, soil is highly vulnerable to erosion and that runoff from construction sites can carry a significant amount of sediment and other pollutants to the waters, rights-of-way and adjoining properties of the state, county and this village.
(B) Purpose and intent. The purpose and intent of this subchapter is to promote and protect the property, health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Chatham and associated downstream tributaries by:
(1) Managing and controlling the amount of pollutants in storm water discharges, soil erosion, sediment discharge, and mud and dirt deposits on public roadways caused by or as a result of construction activities, land disturbing activities or floodplain development activities;
(2) Ensuring that adequate drainage, storm water management and soil conservation measures are utilized at the site of any construction activity;
(3) Protecting storm water, ground water, water bodies, watercourses, and wetlands pursuant to and consistent with the Clean Water Act and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit granted to the Village of Chatham for discharges from small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4);
(4) Enhancing and preserving the quality and value of our resources by minimizing erosion and sedimentation from construction sites.
(Ord. 17-44, passed 9-12-17)