(A)   This chapter shall be known as the “Garrett County Sensitive Areas Ordinance.”
   (B)   This chapter is intended to serve the following purposes:
      (1)   To assist in carrying out the goals, objectives and visions of Md. Code, Art. 66B, as amended;
      (2)   To minimize soil erosion, avoid sedimentation of waterways, protect aquatic habitats, and protect the quantity and quality of groundwater and surface water supplies;
      (3)   To conserve Garrett County’s important natural features, which will help promote tourism and thereby strengthen the county’s economy;
      (4)   To minimize flooding and other problems resulting from high volumes and high speeds of stormwater runoff; and
      (5)   To implement the goals, objectives and recommendations of the County Comprehensive Development Plan.
(Ord. —, passed 6-24-1997, eff. 7-1-1997; Am. Res. 2010-6, passed 5-25-2010)