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The City Council hereby finds and declares that any land site substantially cleared of trees and vegetation, whether used or to be used for construction, top soil screening, sand and gravel, or other operations involving bulk depositing, storage, stripping or removing of soil, top soil, loam, sand, gravel, or other fill type substances on or from such land, unless regulated, is susceptible to erosion, standing and stagnant water, dust, and storm water runoff including sediment, silt, grit, dirt, and other pollutants that flows from such site and enters into private and City ditches, storm sewers, catch basins, retention basins, and other storm collection facilities and into streams and lakes which conditions clog, fill and reduce the effectiveness, capacity, and use of the City's drainage system and natural streams and constitute a nuisance that must be abated. For purposes of this chapter, “site substantially cleared of trees and vegetation” shall mean and include any property site including at least one acre of land so cleared.
(Ord. 11-2001. Passed 1-16-01.)